It is not surprising that pregnant women often experience back pain during
pregnancy. The additional weight of the baby shifts their center of gravity
forward, causing stress to her joints specifically the pelvis and lower back. This
additional stress as the baby grows amplifies any existing problems the
mother may have with her spine and pelvis. This strain can make even normal
everyday activities are almost unbearable.

Back and hip pains are common symptoms of women when they reach the
childbearing age. As more than half of all women go through these pains,
many employers and coworkers may dismiss this large amount of pain due to
the frequency and regularity of them. By having our chiropractors explain and
treat the root cause of this pain, it not only allows relief, but it also brings clarity.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe During Pregnancy?

Chiropractic care during pregnancy is safe for both mother and the fetus. Spinal
adjustments are especially gentle during pregnancy as far less force is
required to correct subluxations. This is due to the increase in hormones
causing significant muscle and ligamentous relaxation. Special “adjustive”
positions are also used to provide comfort and safety for both the mother and
the fetus.

Whether you just found out that you are pregnant or are in your last trimester,
Chiropractic care can take you through the lovely journey that is pregnancy. Dr. Erik
and Dr. Mike today and set up a consultation to discuss chiropractic care and

*Back pain, pregnancy, and childbirth – BMJ 1997;314:1062 (12 April) – Robin
Russell, Consultant anesthetist, Felicity Reynolds, Emeritus professor

Our Eagan, Minnesota clinic is conveniently located at 4678 Slater Road in Wentworth Park, near Cedar Avenue and Cliff Road.


Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help to relieve or even prevent the pain that many women experience during pregnancy. In addition to relieving stress in the pelvis and lower back, chiropractic may have the following benefits.

A healthier pregnancy

Helps control symptoms of nausea

Reduces the time of labor and delivery

Relieves back, neck, and joint pain

Prevent a potential Cesarean section

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