Chiropractic for Pregnancy in McLean?

many women use chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy

Pregnancy causes many major changes to the body, some of which can cause pain throughout the body. Many women come for chiropractic care in McLean, during their pregnancy, for relief from: lower back pain, sciatica, leg cramps, and even constipation. These problems can stop you from performing daily tasks and can lead to difficulties during labor.

Chiropractic care is able to offer amazing relief for back pain throughout pregnancy. Women often state the the physical birthing process was easier after receiving chiropractic treatment to aid their back pain.The article below offers an in-depth look at the pain caused by pregnancy and is through to describe how chiropractic treatment can help.

Prenatal Chiropractic in McLean

Throughout the processing of carrying a baby, the mother's body must shift in order to allow the baby to grow. This actually shifts the mother’s center of gravity to the front of the pelvis as the baby creates more weight to the front of the body. As imagined, stress is put on the lower back and the pelvis during these changes. Approaching the delivery date, the lower curve in the spinal column (lordotic curve) can deepen and result in serious and possibly dangerous injury to the vertebral joints, the sacrum, and hip joints.

The spinal cord contains nerves that send and receive signals from all over the body. Throughout the changes caused by pregnancy, the spine can be compressed and stretched in various location that can lead to irritation to the spinal cord resulting in pain radiating throughout the entire body. Similarly, Sciatica is in pregnant women that can cause pain in the lower back that also radiates down the entire legs, which occurs when nerves in the lower spine are affected.

Previous spine and back problems will usually heighten the initial problem or cause it to reoccur. Pregnancy is able to cause shifts in the spine so great that they are not reversed naturally after the child is born. This results in lasting pain while attempting to complete tasks that are essential to raising the child. Tasks such as breast-feeding, carrying the baby, or bending over all can cause pain if help is not sought out.

Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors and their treatment provide safe and personalized care during your pregnancy to relieve your specific problems. Beginning with a meticulous examination, a treatment plan will be tailored to you in order to aid pain and prepare the body for the physical stresses of pregnancy. The treatments are able to reduce the need for pain medicine and even reduce the length of labor. Follow up visits are helpful to realign and assist the transition of the body to reverse the initial shifts.

If you or a loved one is going through a pregnancy or are curious on how we can help you, Call our team at Palmercare Chiropractic today.


8:45am - 12:30pm
3:15pm - 6:30pm

3:15pm - 6:30pm

8:45am - 12:30pm
3:15pm - 6:30pm


8:45am - 12:30pm
3:15pm - 4:30pm


Palmercare Chiropractic - McLean
6862 Elm Street #810
McLean, VA 22101
(703) 994-4874