Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy in Chicago IL

many women use chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy

Have you considered chiropractic care for pregnancy in Chicago IL? It's common for women to complain of a lot of lower back pain while pregnant. The physical stress of pregnancy can lead to a great deal of discomfort.

During pregnancy, a women’s body is undergoing a number of different changes to accommodate the growing baby. Due to the weight that is gained, a mother’s center of gravity changes. It shifts to the front of her pelvis and this is not a natural position. It can result in added stress and discomfort in the lower back and various joints in the pelvis. Throughout the pregnancy, as the baby grows, the mother gains more weight and the back becomes more stressed, This causes the lordotic curvature in her low back to increase. If there has been a history of lower back problems, there is a good chance that the pregnancy will aggravate the condition. This may lead to difficulty performing daily routines and create difficulties in labor.

According to the American Pregnancy Association, 50-70% of pregnant women experience lower back pain at some point. The back pain generally peaks around the third trimester because this is when the baby gains the most weight. There are many more problems that the stress on the lower back can create such as leg cramps, abdominal cramping, constipation, and much more.

Prenatal Chiropractic in Chicago IL

At Elite Total Rehab we can provide personalized care throughout your pregnancy as well as after. Our trained staff can help alleviate and even prevent common pains and problems associated with pregnancy. In doing this we give you and your baby a better chance of a smooth and safe birth.

Chiropractic care is just one of the many safe and effective treatments that can help prepare the mother’s body for the experience of pregnancy and childbirth. There are specialized adjustment methods to accommodate pregnancy. Many of the women that choose to receive chiropractic care during their pregnancy find that it helped them use little to no pain medications throughout their delivery. There are also studies finding that receiving regular care can help reduce labor time.

Back Pain from Pregnancy

Low back pain can be very common in pregnant females. It is estimated that between 50 and 80 % of females will experience low back pain during their pregnancy. The incidence of pain is increased with pre-existing low back pain. The cause of the pain is straightforward; as women gain weight due to the fetus the mechanics of her body changes. The stress placed on the lumbar spine (low back) is increased as body weight increases. Weight gain increases the lumbar lordosis (the lumbar spinal curve) thus placing more stress over the posterior joints of the lumbar spine.

This causes muscle spasms in the erector muscles and places increased stress over the lumbosacral region (where the lumbar spine articulates with the sacrum). The pain may be reduced throughout the pregnancy with simple yet effective exercises that help improve the strength of the lower abdominal muscles with posterior pelvic tilts. Stretching therapy, myofascial release, and joint mobilization to the lumbar spine have also been shown to help relieve symptoms.

Elite Total Rehab in Chicago IL has an educated and trained staff to answer your questions. We are also here to provide safe, controlled, and gentle care for you. Call today to take a step towards a more pain-free and natural pregnancy.

9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

By Appointment


Elite Total Rehab

7008 W. Higgins Ave
Chicago, IL 60656

(773) 763-2387