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Benefits of Chiropractic Care After Pregnancy

Charles Street Family Chiropractic Offers Postpartum Relief

The team at Charles Street Family Chiropractic in Boston, MA provides chiropractic care to help alleviate back pain following pregnancy. In the weeks leading up to childbirth, women’s bodies go through myriad changes, many of which can result in postpartum back pain. At our clinic, Dr. Quigley leads a team of professionals who are well-versed in chiropractic care for new mothers. We will help you understand why you are experiencing back pain and ways to find lasting relief. If you have recently delivered a new bundle of joy and need chiropractic care in Boston, MA, contact us today.

Your Body Changes in the Weeks Ahead of Childbirth

During the last few weeks of pregnancy, a woman’s body changes in several ways to prepare for childbirth. Hormones are released that soften ligaments near the pelvis, facilitating a change in pelvic biomechanics that provides additional room for the birth. This can cause immediate soreness, which we can help treat through chiropractic care during pregnancy. But it can also result in lasting effects following delivery. Your body releases these hormones to all areas, meaning all ligaments may loosen or become weaker. As a consequence, you become more susceptible to inflammation and joint pain. The chiropractors at Charles Street Family Chiropractic can stimulate your muscles and bones, facilitate exercises, and perform stretches to alleviate your discomfort and help you get stronger. Evidence shows that baby deliveries go faster and less stressful under chiropractic care.

Your Baby’s Weight Can Cause Back Pain After Pregnancy

Like any proud mother, you want to hold your baby in your arms for every waking moment. But this can put significant stress on your spine and neck. Every time you hunch forward to peer into your son or daughter’s eyes, you are straining your muscles. In addition, your center of gravity is already skewed after having carried your child for 40 weeks. Your core muscular strength is not what it was prior to pregnancy and your abdominal wall is larger. Therefore, you may not be able to sufficiently support your spine, which leads to discomfort and chronic pain. But our chiropractors can assist with functional exercises to restore your strength and center your foundation. Schedule an appointment to learn more about these helpful movements.

Counteracting Harmful Movements During Early Motherhood

As you enter motherhood, you will start performing activities that you never have before. Carrying car seats with your baby, rocking your child to sleep, and even breastfeeding can alter your biomechanics and aggravate your mid-back. Charles Street Family Chiropractic in Boston, MA can introduce maneuvers and stretches that can help mobilize your thoracic region and alleviate pain associated with your new normal.

We, Will, Evaluate Your Joint Movement After Childbirth

Our postpartum chiropractors in Boston can assess your joint movement following childbirth to determine if you are moving too much or too little. Depending on the evaluation, we can adjust your spine accordingly to restore proper posture and motion. Additionally, we provide rehabilitation exercises to improve the strength and stability of your joints and muscles.

Call Charles Street Family Chiropractic for Postpartum Care

The experts at Charles Street Family Chiropractic are happy to provide postpartum care for the benefit of you and the newest addition to your family. Childbirth is a demanding experience for any mother, so do not feel bashful about seeking assistance from an experienced team of chiropractors. We have been assisting clients in Boston, MA for over 30 years. Not only will we help provide back pain relief after pregnancy, but we will also help improve your posture, strengthen your core, and positively alter your biomechanics following childbirth. Trust our team to expedite your postpartum recovery time and normalize your pelvic and spinal positions while treating your pain. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.