What You Must Know About Pregnancy and Chiropractic in Cincinnati

I have seen more pregnant patients than I ever dreamed I would. This is mostly because I never realized how much chiropractic care could help during the course of their pregnancy. Pregnancy can be a very traumatic experience. Once the pregnancy is past the hormone changes and morning sickness you may think the tough times are behind you, until your hips begin to expand and your low back muscles have to go on overdrive to compensate for the baby pulling you forward. THIS is where we come in as a Cincinnati Chiropractor. Something has to be done to relieve your pain when the baby grows and outward pressure increases on your hips, low back and abdomen. Active Release Techniques and Chiropractic Manipulation can help relieve this pressure and the discomfort that comes along with it. It is safe and smart to see a chiropractor until the day of your baby’s birth.

Unfortunately the wear and tear on your body does not end when the baby is born. At that point the baby begins to breast feed or feed from a bottle and must be held close to your body. This is typically when we begin to see upper back, neck and shoulder symptoms. These are typically overuse injuries from holding the baby for long hours throughout the day. It is essential that you keep good posture and stretch frequently to decrease the likelihood of incurring an overuse injury.

With the inability to use pain medication during pregnancy it can be tough to deal with the aches and pains. This is a good time to try Chiropractic Care and Active Release Techniques.

If you or someone you know is pregnant and has any questions about treatment or care during pregnancy please feel free to call or email me directly.

513-531-2277 or drpaulbowen@yahoo.com

“The untreated dysfunctions of today are the unnecessary surgical procedures or tomorrow” – Dr. Paul Bowen