Giving birth is an incredible feat, but it can also cause strain on your body. During pregnancy, the muscles can become weak or stretched and the spine and pelvis can become misaligned, causing pain, inflammation, tension, swelling, and soreness. Chiropractic care is commonly used to adjust joints, reduce inflammation, increase range of motion, and reduce back, neck, and nerve pain, all of which tend to develop either during or after pregnancy. Post-pregnancy chiropractic care can help alleviate pain and discomfort caused by changes to the body during pregnancy and postpartum, as well as prevent future pain.

Types Of Post-Pregnancy Pain A Chiropractor Can Address

Realign The Spine And Lower Back
Your spinal cord is a column of nerves that runs up the back and is protected by your spine. When the spine becomes misaligned it can cause the nervous system to function incorrectly and pain to radiate throughout the body, commonly in the lower back and pelvis. During pregnancy, it is common to experience a shift in the lordotic curve, the inward curve of the spine. Many women also experience sciatica nerve pain related to pregnancy. To resolve these spinal misalignments caused by pregnancy and to reduce pain in multiple areas, a chiropractor can realign your spine and pelvis. This adjustment will help mobilize the spine and can reduce pain both during and after pregnancy.

Facilitate Healing After Diastasis Recti
This is a common condition in pregnant and postpartum women when there is a vertical separation of the abdominal muscles caused by stretching during pregnancy. When diastasis recti occurs, the functional strength of the abdominal walls is reduced and can cause pain in the lower back and pelvis as well as poor posture, constipation, difficulty lifting objects, urine leaking when you sneeze or cough, and the look of your stomach after birth, giving the appearance of pregnancy even postpartum. A chiropractor can help facilitate healing of diastasis recti by rehabilitating the core and pelvic floor and showing you exercises that safely aid healing.

Reduce Breastfeeding Induced Pain
Breastfeeding can lead to issues with your posture that can cause pain in the neck, back, and ribs. Chiropractic adjustments can help realign the neck and back to correct posture and reduce pain.

Address Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)
This can develop during pregnancy and continue into the postpartum period. Pelvic girdle pain is felt in the pelvic area and sometimes the thighs and it is often caused either by a lack of strength of the core, back, or hip muscles, or by misalignment of the pelvic joint. Visit a chiropractor if you experience pelvic girdle pain for 4 months or more and they can realign your pelvis and/or instruct you to do certain exercises that will strengthen the core, back, and hips.

Post-Pregnancy Chiropractic Care In Calgary

If you’re suffering from pain or discomfort or feeling tense and stiff, visit a Calgary chiropractor. Receiving chiropractic services can help you feel better now and prevent future pain development. At Shephard Health in Calgary, we are committed to reducing your pain using state-of-the-art techniques and technology to give you long-lasting pain relief. Our Calgary chiropractor will work with you to determine what treatments will best benefit you and what adjustments you can make to increase your daily comfort. To book a free consultation at Shephard Health, either call 1-403-543-7499.


Q: Why choose chiropractic care?
A: Chiropractic care is one of the largest primary health care professions in Canada, and approximately four and a half million Canadians visit a chiropractor every year for drug-free, non-invasive therapy. Dr. Jay Shephard is a leading NW Calgary chiropractor who tailors your treatment plan to include various modalities and therapies to best address your health care needs. Before starting your treatment, we evaluate your current health and past history of illness and/or injury to diagnose disorders related to the spine, nervous system, and joints.

Q: Are you accepting new patients?
A: Our team at Shephard Health is always accepting new patients. We are available to consult with everyone interested in exploring the benefits of Chiropractic Care to address health concerns and pursue alternative or complementary treatments.

Q: Do I need a referral to see a Chiropractor?
A: You do not need a referral to meet with our team. Simply call our office to book your complimentary consultation and begin your journey to wellness.



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