At Summit Chiropractic Health and Longevity Center we treat all types of patients, including expectant mothers. Back pain and joint discomfort is common and to be expected during pregnancy. You may need to get through the morning sickness on your own, but Dr. Kent Carlomagno is here to help manage the back pain experienced during pregnancy.
Back pain can occur during any stage of pregnancy, but as the baby grows bigger it puts more pressure on the spine and lower extremities. Increased oxytosin hormone levels contribute to hypermobility of hip joints, increasing the possibility of nerve irritation. Excessive weight gain may also be detrimental to posture, causing pain in the lower back. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments are safe for most pregnant women. Adjustments help keep posture problems in check as the stress on the back increases. Regular adjustments throughout pregnancy also help mother and baby prepare for a healthy birth. Prenatal chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to keep a mother's spine and hips in alignment, and the baby in a good position for delivery.
If you have questions or concerns about pregnancy and chiropractic care, please give us a call. To learn more about the conditions we treat and the services we provide at Summit Chiropractic Health and Longevity Center, visit www.summitchiro.net for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kent Carlomagno in San Rafael, CA, call 415-721-7520.