Chiropractor for Pregnancy Pain in Kansas City
Pregnancy creates an altered and new center of gravity for the expecting mother. During pregnancy, elevated hormone levels increase joint laxity which creates abnormal joint positioning and motion. These processes change body mechanics, add pressure and change muscle length and tension- creating muscle imbalances within the body and causing expecting mothers to experience pain and discomfort.
Conditions we Treat
There are three main joints of the pelvis, two sacroiliac joints, and the pubic symphysis. The sacroiliac joints or SI joints are composed of an ilium and sacrum. Often, people can feel their SI joints, they are the two bumps on the low back roughly two inches away from the spine. The pubic symphysis is the union of the two pubic bones which can be felt a few inches below your belt line. This entire complex creates what is known as the pelvic cavity. A growing baby requires room for expansion and will push out on these joints. Symptoms can include carpal tunnel type pain (numbness/tingling), SI pain, stomach pain, lower back pain and numbness/tingling down the leg.
Our Treatment Process
At F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic, our chiropractors use a variety of treatment options to best reduce your pain while addressing any underlying biomechanical issues that may be occurring due to your pregnancy.
We will provide mobilizations and soft tissue treatments as necessary that are accompanied by rehab exercises in order to encourage long term muscle memory that will provide lasting results.
Possible Treatments for Pregnancy-related pain
Utilizing a chiropractor during and following pregnancy can provider greater pain relief and restoration of mobility than if doing in home exercises alone. The soft tissue techniques accompanied by the appropriate functional movements can decrease pain and imbalances.
Kinesio and Rock Tape
Kinesio/Rock Tape is a tool that is useful in improving blood flow and proprioceptive feedback.Learn More
Active Release Techniques
Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) are some of the leading soft tissue therapies for the treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.Learn More
To help combat the specific types of aches and pains associated with pregnancy, a diverse array of skills including: adjustments, mobilization, corrective exercise programs, corrective breathing strategies and KT tape are needed to maximize pain relief during pregnancy.
Pregnancy creates an altered and new center of gravity for the expecting mother. This process adds pressure and discomfort and changes the muscle length and tension. Our clinic employs the method of Kinesio Taping to act as a pain relief tool in between visits. KT tape is a clinically effective tool for relieving symptoms associated with pregnancy. KT tape is theorized to work by adding an artificial layer of muscular support as well as increasing the sensory fibers on the belly and back in order to ignore pain fibers.
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm experiencing stomach pain during pregnancy (1st trimester). Can a chiropractor help me?
Especially in the first trimester, we would recommend that you get thoroughly evaluated by your OB-GYN to make sure there aren’t any complications with the pregnancy before seeing a chiropractor if experiencing stomach pain. If it turns out to be musculoskeletal pain, then we may be able to help you after ruling out all red flags.
Is it safe to receive chiropractic care during pregnancy?
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is generally considered safe, and can be very helpful with reducing musculoskeletal pain throughout the duration of the pregnancy. However, there are a few treatments and positions that may need to be avoided during pregnancy just to ensure yours’ and the babies’ safety, so be sure to ask your chiropractor when seeking care.
Can a chiropractor help with morning sickness?
Chiropractic care can potentially help reduce the symptoms of nausea and vomiting (aka morning sickness). While not fully understood, morning sickness can have many potential causes or triggers. Those triggers that are associated with positioning, posture, and function of the diaphragm may see a reduction in feelings of nausea and vomiting, but results are not guaranteed.
Tell us about your pain.
Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free phone consultation.
Visit your local F.I.T. Chiropractor
Meet the team at any of our 5 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Overland Park & Shawnee.