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Mason Pregnancy Chiropractic

Chiropractic offers no side effects, unlike medications that you have to avoid while you’re pregnant. During this precious time of your life, you might feel uncomfortable, get aches and pains in your back and pelvis and feel unable to do your normal activities. With the help of chiropractic care, you’ll be set up to better enjoy your pregnancy experience.

Changes in Your Low Back

When you’re expecting, the curve in your low back shifts. It’s intended to be a forward curve, but when you are pregnant, the natural curve reduces. As your baby grows, this reduction does, too. That means your low back is in a position that will increase the pressure put on the joints of the low back. That’s why so many moms report low back pain during pregnancy. It can be easily and effectively addressed through chiropractic care.

We never take X-rays on our pregnant patients. After a thorough examination, Dr. Reid will tell you the problems he’s identified and how we can help you. When it’s time for your adjustment, we’ll take a careful, slow and gentle approach. We’ll loosen up any tightness in your low back. When our expecting patients leave, they are glowing. They can sleep again, aren’t in pain and are thrilled with their results.

When there is interference with your nervous system, your ability to function is reduced. We restore your nervous system to 100%, which can result in benefits such as

  • Reduced pain
  • Diminished stress
  • Greater strength

  • Improved comfort
  • Increased ability to sit or stand for longer periods

Furthermore, you may find problems related to your hormones. The hormone relaxin is secreted throughout your pregnancy, relaxing the ligaments so that your body is ready for birth. It can mean more pressure on your spine and joints. We remove this pressure so that the benefits of the hormone remain, but the pain it causes does not.

1) How safe is an adjustment during pregnancy?

Chiropractic treatment is completely safe for the mother and the child during pregnancy. We use a variety of testing to ensure that the issue is identified before providing treatment and then very carefully and specifically loosen the areas with high tension. Also, although typically we take X-rays to help determine the best treatment, with pregnant women, the X-rays can be bypassed in most circumstances. We have great results too with ladies who are pregnant. As the mother’s pregnancy gets closer and closer to the end and time of birthing, the low back changes its positioning and often causes tension and pain in the low back. Quite often it causes pain and aching into the buttocks as well. This makes for much more difficulty when trying to sleep which can be remedied with safe, effective adjustments.

2) How often do I need to come in?

The frequency of visits/ treatments is wide ranging from 3 times a week to once per month. The more severe the issue is, typically, the more frequent the treatment needs to be. The less severe, the less frequent. Obviously there are exceptions to this.

3) Will you work with my OB/GYN?

We are happy to work with OBs and OBGYNs and have for a long time. We understand that the primary focus is to ensure the baby is healthy and stays as healthy and gets everything he or she needs during the pregnancy. Being “on the same page” with the OB is important and we appreciate the opportunity to work with other providers.

4) Do I need a referral from my physician?

There is no referral necessary for an evaluation in this office. We are pleased and happy to offer a free, no obligation consultation with the doctor and if there’s anything you don’t like, feel free to leave at no charge. Any charges with your evaluation will be reviewed before procedures are started so there are no surprises.

Reduce Your Stress Levels With Chiropractic

You don’t need to wait until a specific point in your pregnancy journey to begin chiropractic. In fact, we have a board in the office covered with photos of babies that were conceived after their parents started chiropractic care. They may have been trying for years and were unsure if a baby was in their future.

At any point during your pregnancy, chiropractic can reduce your stress levels. You may see us more often toward the end of your pregnancy because your adjustments help you get better rest and sleep.

Contact our team now to discuss the benefits of chiropractic for Mason pregnancy! We’re pleased to offer free consultations.


Pregnancy Chiropractor Mason OH | Mason Spine & Injury Center | (513) 229-0024