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3 Reasons Why Chiropractic Care Is Effective For Back Pain During Pregnancy

Written by Nancy

Finding out that you’ll begiving birth to a new life is one of the most beautiful feelings in the world. But while you’re beyond excited andhappy and least bothered about the weight gain and late-night cravings, you are worried about onething—the lower back that comes with pregnancy.

According to a 2018 report, over 75% of women struggle with lower back pain, and/or pelvic pain during pregnancy. The reportalso suggested that this pain worsens as the pregnancy progresses.

Chiropractic care is one of the safest, most effective, and 100% natural methods of dealing with back pain—the most recurring musculoskeletal condition during pregnancy.

Here are three ways in which it’s effective for relief:

Spinal Alignment

The biggest benefit of chiropractic care is that it realigns your spine during pregnancy. The baby in your womb exerts more pressure on your spine as they grow bigger and begin to move. Chiropractic care helps ease the pressure on your spine, as well as the resulting back pain.

Alleviate Other Symptoms of Pregnancy

It’s common for pregnant women to struggle with lack of sleep, indigestion, heart inflammation, and nausea.

Your back pain is also a sign of nerve compression. As the baby grows, it exerts pressure on the sciatic nerve—which sends signals to your brain. These signals make you feel uncomfortable when you try to sleep, and result in nausea.

A chiropractor will adjust your cervices to relieve the compression of the sciatic nerve, which will alleviate nausea, insomnia, indigestion, heartburn, and lower back pain.

Eases Pain in the Sacroiliac Joints

Hormonal shifts during pregnancy cause laxness inthe ligaments, which makes the sacroiliac (SI) jointslose stability and shift from their original positions.

These joints are located between the sacrum (lower spine) and the ilium (hip bones), connecting them together. When sacroiliac joints move during pregnancy, the pain is felt in the lower back and hip area. Chiropractic care is the ideal treatment to manage the symptoms of SI joint pain, as it keeps the joints aligned and in place.


If you’re based in Shelbyville and are trying to find a way to alleviate your back pain during pregnancy, there’s no better option than Shelby County Chiropractic by Dr. James Stapleton, DC and Dr. William Yadon, DC.

They offer impeccable chiropractic services in Louisville using diversified techniques and advanced equipment. For more information about their services, call at 502-633-1073.

About the author


I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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