Dr. Andrew Arnold talks about Pregnancy, a period of rapid change and these changes can place a large strain on her body.

Some of these changes include:

  • Significant hormonal changes including a hormone called relaxing that is responsible for creating laxity in the supportive connective tissues of the pelvis and spine. This allows for the pelvis to expand and make room for the growing baby.
  • Significant weight gain that increases demand on her spinal and pelvic musculature, increases stress on spinal and pelvic ligaments and increases stress on her vertebral and pelvic joints.
  • An increase in the thoracic and lumbar spinal curves which increases strain and load on her spinal ligaments and muscles.
  • A significant change in weight distribution that again increases the demand on the spinal joints, ligaments, and muscles.

These changes can result in the pregnant woman suffering from such symptoms as low back pain, headaches, pelvic pain and more. Chiropractic care can provide effective and safe treatment to alleviate these and many other common pregnancy discomforts.

About the Author:

Dr. Andrew Arnold is a Chiropractor from Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Ctr.

Category: Chiropractor, Pregnancy

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