It is not unusual for women to experience lower back pain at some stage during their pregnancy, but don’t let lower back pain take away from the joys of your pregnancy. Chiropractic can help relieve your pregnancy related lower back pain safely.
There are a number of reasons why you might experience lower back pain during pregnancy:
- Change in weight and weight distribution:
The increase in weight is not the only thing that causes lower back pain. Whilst pregnant, the expecting mother’s centre of gravity starts to shift forwards. This often leads to the mother compensating by leaning backwards causing an increased curvature in the lower back, known as a lumbar lordosis.
- Hormonal Changes:
During pregnancy, the mother’s body releases a hormone called “relaxin”. As the name suggests, it is a hormone designed to “relax” the ligaments in the body to help the expecting mother’s body during labor. Unfortunately those relaxed ligaments leave the mother prone to muscular and joint sprains and strains both during pregnancy and after.
Is Chiropractic Safe During Pregnancy?
Chiropractic care has long been considered safe and effective for both mother and baby during pregnancy, and a great way of relieving lower back pain. For this reason, we often get referred to by both midwives and obstetricians or doctors. Our Northern Beaches chiropractors Rachael Veronesi and Daniel Ryken are both very experienced when it comes to treating women during their pregnancy, using a combination traditional chiropractic techniques, along with utilising Webster’s Technique – a technique specifically to help women during their pregnancy. Our Chiropractic treatments are safe and effective during all stages of pregnancy. In our experience, the sooner we are able to assess you during your pregnancy, the easier it is for us to have you feeling amazing and enjoying your pregnancy experience.