Pregnancy is a beautiful and joyful time in a woman’s life. However, with pregnancy also comes significant changes to the expecting mother’s body. One of these changes can be lower back pain associated with pregnancy. This article will discuss a safe, effective method for pregnant women to obtain lower back pain relief.
In pregnancy, a female’s body undergoes definite physiological, and anatomical changes to support the growing child. One of the most noticeable visual changes that occurs is the enlargement of the expecting woman’s abdomen, causing a weight shift that can put stress on the lower spine. If enough stress accumulates it can create lower back pain.
Additionally, increased weight of the growing baby creates widening of the pelvis and stress to the pelvic joints, which are known as the sacroiliac joints. Misalignment of the sacroiliac joints can also contribute to lower back pain.
When looking for lower back pain relief most women do not want to take medications. Instead, they would prefer a natural method to relieve back discomfort. Fortunately, this is where chiropractic care can be of help, giving pain relief to expecting mothers.
On the pregnant females first visit to a chiropractor a complete medical history will be taken and a physical examination will be performed to determine the cause of the lower back pain. The patient will receive an explanation of what is causing the back pain and what treatment can be given. If the patient agrees to undergo treatment, the chiropractor will perform gentle, safe chiropractic adjustments to realign the spinal and pelvic joints to help reduce the discomfort.
Chiropractors have been helping to provide natural lower back pain relief to pregnant females for over 100 years. Chiropractic care for expecting mothers can make a world of difference!