The function of your pelvis and why it is critical to maintain a healthy pelvis!
Your pelvis is at the base of your spine; it is where your spine ends. It creates the support structure for movement of your spine and lower limbs. It also houses many of your organs such as your bowels, sexual organs, and bladder.
Your pelvis also helps to make up your hip bone, your buttocks and the lower abdominal area. It is a very important area of the body and thus with an injury ; many subsequent problems may arise.
Working on your pelvic floor muscles; such as kegals; and your abdominal core muscles help stabilize your pelvis and provide strong and safe movement patterns to help avoid injury or help you rehabilitate this area.
During pregnancy, your spine and the soft tissues of your body undergo the most rapid transformation that they will go through in your entire life. The first part of this change happens over a nine-month period, but the second part of this change (the return to the previous form) happens more rapidly, as the weight of the baby is suddenly no longer there.
Your body is able to integrate these changes with more ease when you receive chiropractic care. Your spine is trying to adjust to the absence of the baby in your belly. Chiropractic adjustments aid beautifully in this process to realign your spine and pelvis.
Your spine is also very “soft” at the end of pregnancy. Your body has produced a hormone called relaxin to soften the joints and ligaments and allow for your pelvis to open wide and birth your baby. As you begin to nurse your baby and carry them in your arms, you may find that you feel back pain and headaches again because this softness allows your jointsto become misaligned more easily. Once again, chiropractic is an excellent way to restore function and reduce pain and discomfort.
Chiropractic and acupuncture are very complimentary in providing the most well-rounded care for your body in the postpartum period. While chiropractic focuses on the significant structural changes and how they affect the nervous system, acupuncture taps into specific organ systems and affects them directly. By utilizing these methods of healthcare, you will keep your nerve system clear of any interference and the energy balanced in all the organs and tissues of the body. Both boost the immune system, which is weakened after childbirth, and both have the ability to boost your overall energyif you are feeling sluggish or help you sleep if you are overtired from hormone imbalance.