Chiropractic care Pregnancy
Morning sickness. Vomiting. Nausea. Back pain. Pelvic pain. Shortness of breath. Hormones gone wild. High blood pressure. Swollen ankles.
These symptoms are seen as normal during pregnancy, something you better get used to for the next 38-42 weeks. You wanted a baby, now deal with it. Right?
Wrong. Sure these examples are common among pregnant women, but the intensity or even the presence of these symptoms will greatly diminish if under Chiropractic care.
As we established in previous posts, the nervous system controls all in your body. Under the direction of your body’s Innate Intelligence, the nervous system will adapt to the changes brought on by a growing new life inside of you. This new life you carry has its own Innate Intelligence that will do whatever it must to preserve the health and well being of itself. This will come at your expense, causing a number of deficiencies that your Innate Intelligence will have no choice but to adapt to.
The presence of a vertebral subluxation will interfere with the nervous system’s ability to communicate back and forth with the body. The subluxation will result in three things:
1.) Body Imbalance – a subluxation at your atlas will tilt your head to one side. Your brain has a reflex called the righting reflex which keeps your eyes level with the horizon. This will cause your lower cervical spine to bend the opposite way of your head tilt. To compensate, your thoracic spine will bend the opposite way, then the opposite way in the lumbar spine, resulting in one side of your pelvis being drawn up and causing one leg to appear shorter than the other, as well as an uneven distribution of weight putting undue stress on the joints. An unevenly aligned pelvis during pregnancy can be incredibly painful, as well as problematic for the baby trying to get into a proper birthing position.
2.) Nerve Tension or Pressure – Because of these compensations traveling down your spine, the muscles on one or both sides of your spine will become very tight, and inflammatory effects will take place and escalate in places of spinal misalignment. These changes will add stress to the nerves exiting your spinal column at some level, be it the nerve root or further along the distribution of the nerve. The nerves exiting your spine all lead to various parts of your body, including muscles, organs, glands, and blood vessels. Left alone and, over time, this nerve stress will lead to degeneration in these various body systems.
3.) Brain Stem Tension or Pressure – A subluxation of your atlas (C1) vertebra will not only narrow the spinal canal in which the spinal cord travels down, but this narrowed space will result in an increase of pressure within this spinal canal. This added pressure will cause undue stress to the brain stem located just above the atlas.
If you remember Christopher Reeve, he shattered his atlas and nearly severed his spinal cord at the level of his axis (C2) vertebra. The brain stem is the Houston Control of your body, coordinating any and all communication from the brain to the body and vice versa. Because of an injury to this area near the brain stem, Christopher Reeve could not breathe on his own without a respirator and he eventually died of heart failure due to decreased brain stem function.
As you can see, the results of a vertebral subluxation do not equate to healthy changes in your body. Your Innate Intelligence can only do so much when given a limitation of matter. Add in a growing baby using up much of your body’s resources to survive and grow within you, and you can begin to see where a subluxation can wreak havoc on the health of a pregnant woman.
The spinal compensations resulting from the subluxation may result in distorted pelvic positioning, causing the baby to get into an unfavorable position for birth, possibly breech. This unfavorable position could be adding increased pressure to your pelvic veins and vena cava (the large vein on the right side of your body carrying blood from the legs back up to the heart). This pressure could slow down the flow of blood back up to the heart, causing the blood to pool in your legs. This will only add to the swelling you might be experiencing in your ankles, as well as contributing to the increased risk of preeclampsia in your last trimester.
The nerve pressure and tension caused by the spinal compensations in the spine may lead to improper signals to be sent to various organs and tissues. Pressure and tension on the nerves in your mid to upper thoracic spine may lead to decreased function of the heart and/or lungs. This may result in an added shortness of breath. Or maybe high blood pressure, adding to that risk of preeclampsia.
Maybe pressure in the lower thoracic, lumbar, and sacral nerves results in decreased blood flow to organs such as your kidney and liver. This could result in decreased organ function, which may cause protein to leak into the urine, another sign of preeclampsia. Nerve tension in these lower spinal areas may result in a tight uterus, making you unable to relax during labor due to the pain you feel with each contraction. This might keep you from dilating properly, only adding to the stress a possible cesarean section can create.
A subluxation of your atlas will cause tension or pressure to the area of your brain stem. This tension or pressure will interfere with the brain stem’s ability to coordinate the messages being sent to the body by the brain. This could interfere with proper distribution of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Since the placenta is being developed with the help of estrogen and progesterone, a lessened amount of both these hormones may result in complications with the placenta, and therefore the growing baby inside that placenta.
As you can see, a vertebral subluxation is not a minor thing to ignore. Even the most seemingly insignificant of subluxations will always run some kind of interference to the brain-body communication. This is never a good thing, and especially not when you are pregnant and your body needs the most help and the least interference.vancouver international airport payne worldwide stylish back hand mehndi designs australia international borders blenheim palace christmas oxford international bbc worldwide showcase london international horse show 2022 communication barriers stylish hiking boots womens coventry building society nuneaton nextspace coworking berkeley outdoor oven coworking space harrow how does social learning influence your communication with others coworking clerkenwell universal credit christmas payments 2022 christmas aesthetic wallpaper coworking islington stylish shoe rack outdoor lamp post population worldwide outdoor house lights stylish walking shoes international yoga day 2022 outdoor lounger outdoor tap cover types of communication in the workplace cardiff international pool agents society coworking shared office adare international international affairs royal humane society international chamber of commerce stylish watches fora coworking space stylish bins communication styles international delivery christmas wallpaper iphone stylish mullet international womens day theme 2022 high concept that failed because of bad communication soho restaurants with outdoor seating waterproof seat cushions for outdoor furniture royal society edinburgh stylish wedding dresses when is christmas stylish cat litter box uk skipton building society lifetime isa stylish trainers coworking wrocław coworking boston 12 days of christmas song types of communication skills latin mass society berlo model of communication worldwide followers of jesus crossword outdoor solar wall lights outdoor sport store dubai international stadium synergy worldwide society meme communication barrier coworking space istanbul international football results international house london stylish baby boy clothes christmas elf the big society worldwide furniture stylish smart watches christmas food thursford christmas spectacular satellite solutions worldwide share price coworking office space for rent bruntsfield links golfing society christmas art written communication skills examples worldwide collection of newsgroups westbrom building society what is a communication plan unit 10 communication technologies p2 stylish office chairs coworking office spaces coworking space amsterdam teachers building society for intermediaries netflix worldwide stylish hats diverticulitis society uk buckinghamshire building society the national autistic society nottingham building society lisa today's football results worldwide internal and external communication building society account meaning humane society nationwide building society head office coworking soace tesco outdoor toys cotswold outdoor discount code way of communication coventry building society junior isa international volunteer hq coworking office near me different ways of communication stylish ladies long coat designs who works in coworking spaces outdoor rugs uk dead poets society quotes aids deaths worldwide international games schramm model of communication coworking software stylish womens shirts rrr collection worldwide scarborough outdoor theatre twitter worldwide trends outdoor string lights international men's day 2022 coworking locations outdoor cushion storage box no 10 christmas party corner sofa outdoor latest coronavirus figures worldwide australia international students international banks christmas dress women alzheimer's society logo communication disability christmas with the coopers covered outdoor kitchen ideas stylish tv stand parcelforce worldwide express 24 coworking space budapest what is society international men's day 2022 uk artificial christmas trees chilterns dog rescue society microsoft worldwide telescope how to decorate a christmas tree international day of happiness 2022 simple christmas nails the end of the necktie and the last stylish man stylish teacher outfits health passport worldwide uk communication disorders outdoor bike storage numatic international stylish gym wear communication skills images non violent communication stylish lampshades the stitcher society cast social media communication iam worldwide