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:-
- Release of the hormone relaxin causes muscle and ligament relaxation, which can result in joints stiffening.
- 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
- 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 Aldgate / Liverpool Street for more information 0203 633 0565 or email Karen@khchiropractic.com
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