Hormonal and structural changes that take place during pregnancy can lead to spinal and pelvic misalignment, as well as lower back pain. A recent study found that more than 75 percent of pregnant women experience pregnancy related low back pain.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby. Biomechanical changes such as weight gain, increased lumbar lordosis, postural changes and an anterior, forward shift in the center of gravity take place. Relaxin, a hormone produced during pregnancy, causes laxity in the ligaments surrounding the low back and pelvis.
During pregnancy, when a mother’s body systems are functioning for two, any interference to the nerve transmission supporting their function can be detrimental to her health and well-being, as well as the growing baby. Reducing this nerve system stress is a key ingredient for normal bodily function.
Dr. Pinnow has additional training and a passion for treating pregnant mothers and newborns. Dr. Pinnow is also trained in Webster technique, a technique specific to pregnancy.
"Dr. Pinnow has helped me so much with the pain I was experiencing in my hips and lower back after having two children." - M.M.