Pregnancy

Back pain during pregnancy can be common.

Back pain during pregnancy can be common.

Mothers-to-be frequently suffer from pregnancy pain relating to the joints and muscles of their changing body, therefore many frequently seek chiropractic care both prenatal and postnatal. It can helps the mother feel more comfortable and assists in coping with the physical stresses of an ever changing body. These changes can result in the development of neuromuscular problems which respond well to gentle, safe, non-invasive chiropractic care.

Have a read of Top tips for the last 6-8 weeks of pregnancy for a few pointers on how to prepare for the birth of your child.

 

Common complaints experienced during pregnancy

  • Pubic symphysis syndrome
  • Coccyx pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Buttock pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Leg Pain

 

Pregnancy has the following effects on the body:-

  1. Release of the hormone relaxin causes muscle and ligament relaxation, which can result in joints stiffening.
  2. Increased weight causes:-
    Demand and fatigue on spinal and pelvic muscles and ligaments
    Increased lumbar and thoracic spinal curves further increase the above
    Increased joint stress encouraging vertebral and sacroiliac joint restriction
  3. Change in weight distribution
    Increases demand and fatigue on spinal and pelvic muscles
    Increases stress on spinal and pelvic ligaments
    Increase in lumbar and thoracic spinal curves which further increase the above
    Increased joint stress and thus occurrence of vertebral and sacroiliac joint misalignments

These changes primarily affect pelvic and spinal ligaments, muscles, joints and other supportive soft tissues. These changes cause sprain/strains of pelvic and spinal structures, as well as alteration of the normal spinal curvatures and spinal biomechanics. The result is an increased stress on the body which can lead to pain and discomfort.

A visit to your chiropractor can help reduce your pregnancy pain making you feel more comfortable. Your chiropractor will use appropriate gentle treatment techniques. Please call KHChiropractic Earlsfield or Liverpool Street / Aldgate for more information 0203 633 0565 or email Karen@khchiropractic.com

 

You may also be interested in the following links:

Top tips for the last 6-8 weeks of Pregnancy

Are you struggling to Breastfeed?

Does your baby cry too much?

The Importance Of Tummy Time For Your Baby