Back Pain In Pregnancy.
Back Pain In
Pregnancy is mainly due the changes that the woman’s body will undergo. When a women becomes pregnant, a lot of
physical changes and alterations in the endocrine system occur, which prepare her body for the growing foetus.
These changes can
also lead to joint and spine problems, due to the dramatic change in the pregnant woman’s
posture. There are pelvic changes, the
protruding abdomen and increased Lumbar curve together with the increased weight gain, put pressure on the
pregnant woman’s skeletal structure.
All of these
factors can make pregnant women more prone to spine and pelvic misalignment, leading to back pain, lower back
pain or even sciatic pain.
Chiropractic is a
manual therapy, which primarily works on the spine and pelvis of the body. Either through accident or injury, poor posture, or postural changes
during pregnancy, the body can become misaligned,(a misalignment is when a joint of the body has moved slightly
out of its correct natural alignment.).
As the spine
protects the spinal cord, misalignment here, or in the pelvis can have a direct effect on the nerves, which may
become pinched or trapped and therefore cause back pain.
through specific adjustments maintains the correct alignment of the body, spine and pelvis. This in turn helps
to ensure that the body’s nerve supply works efficiently, freeing the patient from back pain, or any discomfort
caused by misalignment.
is suitable for many individuals, including infants and children and even pregnant women are reaping the
benefits. Once the mum to
be is in the second trimester of her pregnancy, i.e., anytime after the first three months, Chiropractic care
Chiropractors are trained to deal with pregnant patients and adjust their equipment as necessary to suit the
pregnant lady’s requirements. The Mc Timoney
Technique is a very gentle Holistic process, which makes it particularly suitable for women in this special
and delicate state. Also the technique is easily adapted
to allow the patient to reap the full benefit of treatment while avoiding any unnecessary pressure on the
Regular visits to
a Mc Timoney Chiropractor will keep the Mum to Be in correct skeletal alignment, while the Chiropractor will
also give her plenty of advice on posture, lifting and bending during pregnancy.
This treatment is
gentle and effective and will ensure that the Pregnant Woman will maintain correct spinal and pelvic alignment
and flexibility. This will enable
the woman to have a comfortable and enjoyable pregnancy free from back pain and discomfort, while it also
ensures that the pelvis maintains correct alignment for an easier delivery.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy can eliminate many problems such as sciatica, low back pain, headaches, and
mid-back and rib pain.
Author: RC Burke DC AMC