Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care in Calgary

Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy

Pregnancy puts the body through a lot of uncomfortable changes. Chiropractic care in Calgary can have a positive impact on daily life throughout the pregnancy and on the experience of labor itself. Chiropractors work to gently adjust the body back to its natural alignment, improving health and the pregnancy experience. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how chiropractic care at Tuscany Chiropractic & Massage can help with lower back pain, sciatica, and other discomforts associated with pregnancy.


Prenatal Chiropractic Care in Calgary

Pain in the lower back area is one of the most common problems pregnant patients have when they decide to seek out chiropractic treatment. As the body changes, getting ready for the birth, the center of gravity shifts to the front of the pelvic. The baby grows, the stomach expands, weight is gained, and the body shifts and changes, causing a lot of movement for the joints of the pelvis. Eventually, the lordotic curve--a curve in the lower back--becomes more pronounced. This puts stress on the vertebral joints, the hip joints, and the sacrum. Though they are a natural part of pregnancy, all of these changes are a lot of stress for a body to endure.

The spinal column protects the spine and keeps the body in its natural vertical alignment. In the area of the spine are bundles of nerves that travel throughout the rest of the body. When the spine becomes compressed from the changes of pregnancy, the vertebrae can irritate nerves. This may lead to pain that travels throughout the body.

Sciatica is a common example of nerve pain often associated with pregnancy. The sciatic nerve travels from the lower back down the backs of the legs and into the feet. This nerve is the longest nerve in the body. When compressed, it can make walking or standing still for long periods of time difficult. It can be difficult for completing daily tasks. The pain itself causes muscle tension, leading to more discomfort during pregnancy.

When the vertebrae become so misaligned during pregnancy, and then the labor experience takes a toll on the body, the spinal column may come further out of alignment after the birth. With a newborn, it’s important to be as healthy as possible. With activities like cleaning up after a baby, breastfeeding, and holding a baby there is a lot of opportunity for repetitive motions that put further stress on the body, causing more discomfort.


Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Chiropractors are experts in the natural alignment of the body. The experience begins with a personalized consultation at Tuscany Chiropractic & Massage, where we will perform an exam and take down your health history. This is a great time to discuss pains you’ve had before the pregnancy and those that have begun with the changes pregnancy brings.

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Monday
8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:30pm


Tuesday
8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:30pm


Wednesday
8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:30pm


Thursday
2:00pm - 6:30pm


Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:30pm


Saturday
9:00am - 1:00pm


Sunday
10:00am - 4:00pm
(Massage Only)

Tuscany Chiropractic & Massage

2074-11300 Tuscany Boulevard NW
Calgary, AB T3L 2V7

(403) 547-6001