When a woman undergoes a pregnancy, her body endures tremendous changes both externally and internally. The new distribution of body weight creates back pain as well as structural concerns such as loosened ligaments. When the body is pulled forward, a great deal of stress is placed on the muscles of the lower back which leads to additional stress on the discs and joints of the spine.
Our goal in treating these problems is to fix the imbalance by strengthening both the upper and lower back. With a little preventative medicine, and proper nutrition, you can be strong and stable for the entire term of the pregnancy.
Why is my back aching all the time these days?
There are few things in life that put more stress on your spine than pregnancy. Your spine must adapt to posture and weight changes with each passing month and commonly the uncomfortable result is lower back pain. Many women have come to accept that back pain accompanies pregnancy and menstrual cycles. But it shouldn't have to. Your body was made to compensate and adapt naturally to pregnancy and if you are experiencing aches and pains, something else is wrong and needs to be addressed. Not just for you, but for your developing and growing child as well.
What can a chiropractor do?
A chiropractor is specially trained to locate and correct the problems that are causing your back pain. As well, many women find that labour is shorter and more comfortable after having received chiropractic care during pregnancy.
I want to go to a chiropractor but I'm afraid I won't be comfortable during treatments.
Your chiropractor has special techniques and equipment that will make you comfortable no matter what your stage of pregnancy. You'll be relaxed and best of all, you'll say good bye to that aching back.
Chiropractors can help.
Chiropractors are doctors with over seven years of university level education in the science and art of hands-on healing. They're the doctors who use treatments that are proven to be the safest and most effective in relieving back pain according to the Manga Report (a milestone study by the Ontario Ministry of Health). Call a chiropractor today and get relief from that aching back so your pregnancy will be as enjoyable as it should be.