"Fourways Chiropractic For the Whole Family"
Carrying a baby during pregnancy is a natural task, but it does not always go smoothly for all woman. Your chiropractor maybe able to help you to enjoy your pregnancy and avoid some of the uncomfortable musculoskeletal side-effects related to changes in your posture and weight gain.
These pregnancy changes can cause pain in your back, buttocks, groin and legs. Because of the way in which spinal ligaments and muscles are attached to the pelvis, postural strain may influence the structures of your pelvis and spine. If you have spoken to your gynaecologist and they have told you there is nothing they can do to help your back pain then ask them about conservative care for your pain.
By 10-12 weeks of gestation, relaxin (a hormone produced by the body during pregnancy to allow stretching of the ligaments and joints surrounding the growing foetus) has begun to soften ligaments and allow for joint laxity.
The uterus enlarges anteriorly (frontward’s) shifting the centre of gravity of the body over the legs. These and other changes (including increased stress and psycho-social changes) are implicated in low back pain.
It is not uncommon for a pregnant mum to develop musculoskeletal compensations to the forwards position of the foetus and the ever increasing weight of the breasts. Common observations are: