I see a lot of this in my practice.  Of course carrying a child for 9 months creates aches and pains in the back and neck also. Low back pain, sciatica and mid back pain tend to be the most common symptoms during pregnancy.  Then after birth, holding your beautiful new child and nursing causes a lot of neck and upper back pain.  Of course then there is the inevitable middle of the night feeding when you fall asleep and your head drops down when you fall asleep from pure exhaustion.  Ah the joys of parenthood.

Chiropractic care is essential during both of these times.  It is completely safe to be adjusted while pregnant, in fact Elements Chiropractic has a table that drops away in the middle so you can lay on your stomach to get adjusted.  Adjustments from a chiropractor can help decrease the muscle strain from weight gain and poor posture and stress from carrying your child, putting them in the car, carrying the car seat, reaching into the crib, the mounds of new laundry etc etc.