Pregnancy

Suffering with pain due to being pregnant? Call us today on 020 7228 7822


Back and abdominal pain during pregnancy is common but there may be an answer - gentle Chiropractic care will help to prepare your body for its new state. During pregnancy, pelvic distortion or a rotated pelvis can cause tension and pain around the spine, pelvis and hips.

Chiropractic treatment is considered safe and effective for pain associated with pregnancy [1] as it will help your movements improve by allowing the spine and pelvis to function properly. Specialised breathing exercises and stability programs aim to improve your body in preparation for your due date and can even improve your labour time.

Our Chiropractors also have Webster certification for use in pregnancy.

Symptoms

  • Pubic pain (lower abdomen)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Middle back pain
  • Low back pain
  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Leg aches and pains

Common conditions

  • Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD)
  • Pelvic instability
  • Back pain
  • Postural strain

DO

  • Continue exercising especially core abdominal muscles & glutes.
  • Try to keep a long straight spine
  • Use the knees to bend
  • Attend prenatal classes
  • Use ice packs if you feel sore
  • Consult a chiropractor if you feel any of the symptoms listed above

DO NOT

  • Put on excessive weight
  • Carry children when doing housework
  • Wear tight clothing
  • Perform excessive movements eg. Toe touches
  • Twist or bend suddenly
  • Stand when you can sit/rest
  • Accept the pain is normal or will go away by itself

To book an appointment, contact us on 020 7228 7822 or info@wandsworthchiro.co.uk


Relevant Articles:

Why Pregnancy is a Real pain in the Back

Free Pre/Post Natal Talks


References:
(1)Borggren, CL. 2007. "Pregnancy and Chiropractic: A Narrative Review of the Literature." J Chiropr Med 6 (2): 70-74.
Joella Pettigrew.  “Utilizing chiropractic for optimal pregnancy and birth outcomes.” Midwifery Today Int Midwife. Midwifery Today Int Midwife 2014 (110):56-7. 
Alcantara, J, and J Ohm. 2008. "The Webster Technique: Results from a Practice-based Research Program." Presentation, European Chiropractors Union Annual Convention, Brussels, Belgium.
Lisi, A3. 2006. "Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation for Low Back Pain of Pregnancy: A Retrospective Case Series." J Midwifery Women Health 51 (1): e7-10.
McMorland, G, et aL 2010. "Manipulation or Microdiskectomy for Sciatica? A Prospective Randomized Clinical Study." J Manipulative Physiol Ther 33 (8):576-84.
Ohm, 3. 2004. "Midwifery and Chiropractic." Midwifery Today 69:42-43.
Phillips, CaroL 2013. Personal Communication.
Rosenberg, S. 2008. "An Expectant Parent's Guide to Chiropractic." Pathways to Family Wellness 20.
Stuber, K, S Wynd and C Weis. 2012. "Adverse Events from Spinal Manipulation in the Pregnant and Postpartum Periods: A Critical Review of the Literature." Chiropr Man Therap 20:8.
Vireday, P. 2008. "Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction." Pathways to Family Wellness 16.

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