People seek chiropractic care for a variety of reasons. Common reasons are low back pain, neck pain, and headaches. A very common reason people seek care with our office is due to pregnancy. Pregnancy is a time when there are A LOT of changes happening. Pregnancy causes ligaments and tendons around the pelvis to stretch and become more lax, which can lead to pelvic and pubic bone pain. Pregnancy also causes a shift in center of gravity, which can cause lower back discomfort. Another musculoskeletal shift that occurs with pregnancy is that the rib cage actually widens to make room for baby, which can lead to mid back and rib discomfort. 

All of these musculoskeletal changes mean that pregnancy is a great time to seek chiropractic care, especially at Bethesda Chiropractic & Rehab. Dr. Ali Perez is a female chiropractor that has extensive continuing education in supporting pregnant patients, and work closely with midwives and doulas in the area after a short time practicing as a doula herself. This means she comes with extra tips around managing labor discomfort and education around childbirth.

Chiropractic care can be helpful in managing the discomfort that comes with being pregnant. A combination of manipulations, soft tissue therapies, and exercise can help ease those pregnancy discomforts and help prevent them from coming back. 

Contact Dr. Ali Perez at Bethesda Chiropractic & Rehab today for more information at 301-841-0975 or via email at Or book directly on our website!

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