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Prevent & Ease Prenatal Sciatica With Chiropractic Care

pregnant woman on edge of bedWhile pregnancy is an exciting and remarkable time of life, it’s also accompanied by various aches and pains, including a common one: sciatica.

“Sciatica typically shows up in pregnancy because as the baby’s growing and the mother’s body is changing and adapting, we end up with instability and misalignment in the lumbar spine, sacrum and pelvis. That can often lead to irritation of the sciatic nerve,” said Dr. Sandy.

Sciatica during the prenatal period often feels like a sharp, shooting pain or a persistent ache that radiates from the lower back down through the buttocks and legs, making movement and daily activities challenging.

Providing Gentle & Comfortable Adjustments

Chiropractic care can effectively alleviate sciatica pain during pregnancy through specific adjustments and techniques designed to reduce irritation on the sciatic nerve.

At Ager Chiropractic Wellness Center, our chiropractic tables feature a detachable section that can swing outward, accommodating Mom’s growing belly. Additionally, we use drop adjustments and a flexion distraction table, which also has a swingout piece designed for pregnant women. The flexion distraction technique relieves sciatic nerve pressure and alleviates the associated prenatal discomfort.

Taking a Preventive Approach

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can not only alleviate sciatica but also help prevent its onset. Dr. Sandy prefers that moms be proactive and get adjusted throughout their pregnancy so that those imbalances don’t arise.

Other Chiropractic Benefits for Mom

Chiropractic care during the prenatal period is not only for sciatica; other pregnancy-related symptoms like headaches, back pain, and hip pain are also alleviated with our natural care. Additionally, prenatal adjustments keep the pelvis in proper alignment throughout the pregnancy, facilitating smoother labor and delivery.

Helpful Exercises to Alleviate Discomfort

In addition to chiropractic care, stretches for the psoas and piriformis muscles and prenatal yoga can help relieve sciatica.

Have the Positive Pregnancy You Deserve

If you’re experiencing sciatica or other types of discomfort during pregnancy, we encourage you to consider safe, natural, and effective chiropractic care. Contact Ager Chiropractic Wellness Center today to schedule an appointment!

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