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Back pain in pregnant women

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Over 50% of all women experience back pain for the first time during pregnancy. This is due to the changes in body posture. Your hormones are relaxing the ligaments in the joints of your pelvis. As the baby grows you start to gain weight, so your center of gravity changes and you tend to shift forward. To avoid falling forward, you might compensate by leaning back. This can strain the muscles in your lower back and contribute to back pain during pregnancy. Pain can sometimes refer into the legs. These pains are otherwise often confused with PGP.

Remember to keep good posture in mind. Here are some tips:

  • Stand up straight and tall.
  • Hold your chest high.
  • Keep your shoulders back and relaxed.
  • Don’t lock your knees.

Treatment by a chiropractor for back pain in pregnancy

Treatment by our chiropractors consists of reducing the pain by normalising movement in the lumbar spine, provide advice and guidance as well as training exercises. It is also very important to examine the muscle imbalance as a cause of lower back discomfort, then we often see a connection. We also offer acupuncture and stretching techniques should prove to have better efficacy of these treatments.

If you would like to make an appointment with one of the chiropractors at Chiro & Sports Med simply call our office on 9817 2005 and one of our friendly staff will organise an appointment for you.

Our practitioners are on hand to treat you