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The Importance of Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Posted By On 02 Jun 2016

The Importance of Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Prenatal Chiropractic care, or Chiropractic care for pregnant women, is an important and frequently used service provided by Chiropractors. All Chiropractors are trained to manage the unique set of musculoskeletal symptoms that arise during pregnancy and to improve the quality of life of the person expecting. Some Chiropractors even specialize in this discipline and provide personalized care to women both during and after their pregnancy. The American Pregnancy Association states that Chiropractic treatment during pregnancy by a Chiropractor trained to work with expecting women is safe. In this edition of the Wellness Express (pdf attached below) we will examine the importance of prenatal Chiropractic care for the health and well-being of expecting mothers. Women receiving prenatal Chiropractic care may experience numerous potential health benefits, including decreased back pain, neck pain and pain or discomfort in other joints, reduced nausea and an all-around healthier pregnancy.

Chiropractic spinal manipulative therapies may also help treat headaches during pregnancy. According to a 2009 study published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Chiropractic care is both safe and effective for patients with pregnancy-related headaches. Chiropractic pregnancy care is a healthcare approach that supports your body’s structure and function in a natural way. Speak with your Chiropractor to see how you and your developing baby may benefit from Chiropractor pregnancy care. To Read The Full Article…Click On The Link Below.

Pregnancy and Low Back Pain


Pregnancy is a unique and challenging condition. The effects of major hormonal shifts, an incredibly rapid weight gain (and then loss), and the stress associated with being a new mother all combine to make pregnancy one of the most common causes of low back pain.

Since low back pain often occurs in the later stages of pregnancy, experts suggest that the main cause of this type of pain in the pregnant population can be attributed to the shift in the center of gravity caused by the growing fetus and the hormonal changes that prepare the mother’s body for delivery of the baby.

The pain caused by sacroiliac strain is usually localized to the low back. It can be sharp and stabbing, or achy and dull. It can affect one side, or both sides, and often any weight-bearing activities can aggravate the pain. Although it is typically felt directly over the joints, the pain can also radiate into the buttocks or down the back of the leg, mimicking sciatica. Sacroiliac pain can be differentiated from sciatic nerve pain due to the fact that sacroiliac joint irritation usually does not extend past the knee. This is an important point to consider because pregnant women can also experience true bouts of sciatica caused by lumbar disc herniation or other causes of nerve irritation.

Fortunately for pregnant women everywhere, Chiropractic care is ideally suited for pregnant patients.  Studies show Chiropractic to be a very safe and effective treatment option for low back pain.

To Read The Full Article…Click On The Link Below.

Does Erin Mills Optimum Health work with pregnant patients?

YES! We do work with many pregnant mothers throughout their pregnancy at Erin Mills Optimum Health in Mississauga.  All of our Chiropractors are very comfortable and skilled at helping women throughout the different stages of their pregnancy.

What is the importance of prenatal chiropractic care?

A regular routine of chiropractic care can help keep the spine and pelvis moving well which helps take the pressure of the mom and baby.  A Chiropractic adjustment can also reduce the negative effects of subluxations on the nerves which can impact the growing environment of the baby.

We also see women who are in need of immediate  chiropractic treatment due to the changes in their spine, pelvis, muscles, and how the baby is positioned.

Contact us in Mississauga

Does your health office in Mississauga have other practitioners who can help me through my pregnancy?


Our pregnant patients often enjoy connecting to our team of Naturopathic Doctors and Doulas through their pregnancy.  By encouraging your natural healthy self from all angles they find that they have the best experience in their pregnancy and beyond.

Check out the blogs below for more information or contact our office

Fertility 101 – Natural Health information from your Mississauga Health Clinic

Naturopathic Doula Helped Throughout Pregnancy Well Adjusted Babies

Fit and Pregnant

Planning on Having a Baby?

This information and linked articles should be taken for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for health care advice. Enjoy these testimonials. However, a result for one patient may not be typical of all patients. Our aim is to help you have an excellent experience at our Mississauga office and to help you reach your health goals.

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