Pregnancy Pro Tip: Chiropractic for Easier Labor

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What mother wouldn’t say no to a shorter, easier labor in hindsight?

Much of the so-called typical pains of pregnancy are caused by instability at the base of the spine, onset by pelvic misalignment. This misalignment is caused by hormonal and physical changes that loosen ligaments in the pelvis to make way for the passage of the child. Misalignment in this region is linked to: 

  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica 
  • Breech presentation
  • Complications during labor and delivery

Intrauterine restraint refers to the condition where, due to pelvic misalignment, the amount of room available for the baby to grow is reduced. So, you can see the reasons why maintaining proper alignment of the pelvis is important. But let us give you one further reason why chiropractic can help optimize your pregnancy: shortening labor times. 

A shorter labor thanks to chiropractic

By aligning the pelvis, providing plenty of room for the baby to grow and addressing breech presentation with the Webster Technique, chiropractic is a dynamic force for maintaining the well-being of your pregnancy. The US National Library of Medicine National Institute National Institutes of Health released a comparative study that, “Chiropractic evaluation and treatment during pregnancy may be considered a safe and effective means of treating common musculoskeletal symptoms that affect pregnant patients.” Further comparative studies have shown that chiropractic can actually reduce labor times in both first-time pregnancies and the successive pregnancies that follow. 

Chiropractic is a pregnancies best friend 

By using natural, hands-on techniques, we ensure that your body is in the optimal state for delivery when the due date approaches. We place a premium on relaxing techniques that reduce pain for the mother and ensure an all-around nurturing environment within which the child can grow. If you are interested in using our services to facilitate an easier pregnancy and a shorter labor, give our office in Fremont a call to schedule an appointment today. 

How to Engage your Core Effectively

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The mechanics of the core

Using your core properly is one of the most powerful ways you can influence the health of your spine and maintain its integrity long into life. Unfortunately, fewer people than ever even know what their core is, let alone how to use it properly. Understanding your core is a key insight into understanding your body and how it experiences pain. 

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Vitamin D Deficiency and Back Pain

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Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins of which we don’t get enough

A conservative estimate states that as many as 1 in 20 people are suffering from vitamin D deficiency at any time and this number certainly gets higher the further north you go. People living in sun-deficient locales are the most at risk, because vitamin D is hard to get from food alone. The most potent way to get vitamin D is through direct exposure to sunlight. But what is so bad about vitamin D deficiency? Here are some of the symptoms:

  • Contributes to chronic pain
  • Bone and muscle soreness
  • Fatigue and depression
  • Lower pain threshold

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Professions with the Most Incidence of Back Pain

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Here is our list of occupations that cause the most back pain

All of these jobs are present in our community and each come with their own set of unique risks for the back: 

  • Public service sector
  • Health industry workers
  • Construction workers
  • Warehouse workers
  • White collar workers, freelancers

You will notice that the first four categories include a lot of lifting, while the last category may not lift more than their laptop. However, it is important to realize that your occupation is probably not good for your spine. That way, you are more aware of factors like posture and exercise that will help you remain resilient against the demands of your job. 

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Back Pain and Construction Work

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Construction workers need to pay special attention to their spines

There is a reason why construction work is among the top professions with back pain. The heavy lifting, twisting and repetitive trauma that is part and parcel of the work is a leading cause of back strain. Over time, these problems compound to create long-term problems that can leave construction workers reeling after retirement. At Scorca Chiropractic, we want to help construction workers prevent back pain where possible, and minimize its impact when it happens. 

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