Some women start to notice musculoskeletal pain right away in the fist trimester, while others experience back pain towards the end of pregnancy. Some women may endure back labor due to the orientation and presentation of the baby upon labor, and may have pain following the birth. Some lucky ladies never have back pain at all. For those who do not have pregnancy symptoms it is still very important to get a spinal check up before labor to make sure the pelvis is in line. Keeping the pelvis aligned ensures that the mother will have the most comfortable labor as possible. Chiropractic has been proven to decrease labor time, and pain during labor.
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Many women are seeking alternative forms of treatment for backaches, headaches, lower back pain, sciatica, neck pain, and more. Taking medication while pregnant to help curb these symptoms is usually not recommended. There are natural remedies and natural treatments for back pain during pregnancy. Chiropractic is the number one recommended treatment for all the aforementioned symptoms. As your body changes your spine may become unstable due to the increased spinal load. Your lower back curve may become increased as your center of gravity shifts. Your ligaments may become more lax as you enter your third trimester. Your abdominal muscles and pelvic floor muscles may become overstretched. You may notice your lower back and hips starting to tighten up as early as the first trimester.
All of these changes can lead to nerve compression syndromes, lower back pain, sciatica, and more.
A note from Dr. Ally, PCS (Prenatal Chiropractic Specialist)
“Pregnant patients are my favorite! They have very limited options when it comes to treating symptoms associated with pregnancy. That is why I am here for them on this journey from nutrition to pain management. I love helping them get on the right prenatal vitamin. I enjoy seeing them get out of pain, and get back to themselves before labor. I tailor each treatment strategy to each individual patient. The procedures that I use are very gentle and safe for the mother and the baby. I utilize a variety of active release techniques, manual therapy techniques, joint mobilization, trigger point therapy, and more. Rehabilitation and stabilization exercises are an integral part of the treatment for most pregnant women. I’d like to help your on your journey to health and wellness!”
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