Back pain during pregnancy can ruin what should be an exciting time of your life. Better Life Chiropractic’s Dr John Van Der Meulen, is experienced in chiropractic care during pregnancy to safely help relieve your pain.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can be very safe but it is better to choose a chiropractor who is experienced in this area.

Did you know that around 45% of women suffer from back pain during pregnancy? That’s a huge proportion of pregnant women who do not have the chance to enjoy every day of their pregnancy as they should. (Era Vermani, FRCA; Rajnish Mittal, FRCS; Andrew Weeks, MRCOG. Pelvic Girdle Pain and Low Back Pain in Pregnancy: A Review. Pain Practice, Volume 10, Issue 1, 2010 60–7.)

Some researchers have even drawn a link between back pain during pregnancy and post natal depression. PND is 3 times more common in those women who had low back pain than those who did not. (Research by A Gupte)

You may not have to tolerate the pain.

You don’t have to resort to medication for the pain but which might put baby at risk.  You don’t have to endure the forceful pressure on your spine that some chiropractic treatments require.  (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/acetaminophen-tylenol-during-pregnancy-adhd-children/, http://www.pregnancyandbaby.com/pregnancy/articles/945667/medications-during-pregnancy-list-of-safe-and-unsafe-drugs)

You don’t have to have your spine and joints manipulated to bring relief.

Instead, we use Network Chiropractic because it is safe and gentle enough to use throughout your pregnancy and after delivery. The technique is gentle using light pressure on specific points to relieve tension and stress on the nervous system. This allows muscle tension to relax and balance, and spinal stiffness and distortion to soften and re-align. The softer, more relaxed tissues allow the blood to flow more effectively, nourishing the cells in the painful areas. Properly nourished, the cells are able to heal better. This technique is gentle and natural, working with the body’s natural healing abilities.

Many people have reported improvements physically, mentally and emotionally, as a result of the Network process, making it much easier for them to cope with stress and enjoy life.

We want you to enjoy every moment of your pregnancy. If you are suffering from back pain please come and see us. Do it for yourself and do it for your baby.