Matthew and Elizabeth Christopher provide chiropractic services in Williamsburg, KY. Our doctors and licensed massage therapists have helped countless patients with neck pain, back pain, sciatica, headaches, arthritis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, auto accident injuries and many other conditions. This blog provides information on health, wellness, injury prevention and chiropractic.
We were recently asked if a pregnant mom should wear high heels?
Dr. Matt's Response: "As a rule, high heels are not usually a good idea. They shift weight bearing and throw off pelvic stability. Excessive use of high heels can lead to very tight hamstrings and calves, which can lead to many back, knee or foot problems. And that doesn't even address the negative impact it has on the joints of the feet. With the altered weight bearing, increased weight and hormones of pregnancy these problems would only be magnified. In other words, probably not. I hope her chiropractor told her to get rid of the shoes."
Pregnancy can often cause mom to suffer from back pain due to the extra weight gain, an altered weight distribution from your increase in tummy size, and from the rapid increase in hormones that cause the ligaments and joints of the pelvis to often loosen and shift out of their normal positions. It is very important for mom to stay active and healthy during her pregnancy, but back pain can definitely slow her down.
Chiropractic may help to restore motion to the pelvis, and relieve the pain associated with the ever changing body of an expectant mother. Our doctors can modify their adjusting techniques to accommodate a pregnant woman’s enlarged belly. Come join the crowd of people who have learned that specific chiropractic care is effective and very safe for both pregnant women and their growing babies.