Chiropractors are healthcare professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, including pelvic misalignment.

What Is Pelvic Misalignment?

Pelvic misalignment refers to an irregular positioning or movement of the pelvic bones. The pelvis plays a crucial role in supporting the spine and connecting the upper and lower parts of the body. When the pelvis is misaligned, it can lead to various issues such as back pain, hip pain, and altered biomechanics.

Pelvic misalignment can lead to pain, discomfort, urinary incontinence and other complications. Some signs of pelvic misalignment can include:

  • Pain in the back and hips
  • An unbalanced walk
  • Poor spine alignment

How Do Chiropractors Treat Pelvic Misalignment in Pregnancy?

For many women, seeing a prenatal chiropractor is part of a plan to prevent or manage common pregnancy “complaints” like morning sickness, acid reflux, restlessness, swelling, aches and pains. Pelvic misalignment is another major reason for seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy. 

In an ideal situation, you’d see a chiropractor before the pain reaches a severe point. Seeking a pelvic alignment as soon as the first twinges of pain and discomfort show up can help to restore balance to the central nervous system to avoid further compression and tilting. Pelvic misalignment can be an uncomfortable and painful issue that has lasting effects.

During pregnancy, alignment changes within the pelvic bone are fairly common as changes in body weight and composition occur. As a result, women often experience painful pelvic tilting that creates unevenness in the spine. The loosening and softening of ligaments in preparation for delivery can contribute to misalignments. A pelvic misalignment can bring about a number of painful symptoms and complications. About 80 percent of women will experience pelvic pain at some point during pregnancy. For some women, it is an intermittent, mild pain. Other women will experience deep, wrenching pain that makes it feel as though the pelvis is splitting apart. Delivery isn’t necessarily the “cure” for pregnancy-related pelvic pain. The widening of the pelvis that occurs during pregnancy does not decrease immediately after delivery. What’s more, pelvic issues that begin in pregnancy can be exacerbated during delivery.

However, any time is better than never when it comes to correcting a pelvic misalignment. This even applies after delivery. A misalignment won’t necessarily correct on its own just because the prenatal period is over. In fact, many women experience movement and mobility issues for years following pregnancy because they haven’t been told about pelvic misalignments. They are instead told that this is simply how life is supposed to be after having a baby!

A chiropractor uses specialized, pregnancy-friendly techniques to restore the pelvis back into alignment with the structure of the spine when a pelvic misalignment occurs. In addition to restoring comfort, this also restores the nervous system’s ability to function properly. In addition to getting the pelvis back into alignment, a chiropractor provides special exercises that can be used to strengthen the pelvis and surrounding areas.

Get Help for Pelvic Misalignment From a Chiropractor 

Specializing in all forms of chiropractic care, Dr. Tiffani Fries, DC can help you address pelvic misalignment. Since 2002, Dr. Fries and Genesis Chiropractic have been offering cutting-edge, gentle chiropractic services.

For more information about correcting a pelvic misalignment, contact Genesis Chiropractic or book your appointment.