Treating Back Pain Naturally During Pregnancy
The good news is, your baby is growing healthy. However, this comes with its fair share of challenges such as nagging back pain, especially in the second half of your pregnancy.
In most women, pregnancy back pain occurs at the sacroiliac joint, where the pelvis meets the spine.
Instead of popping pills for your back pain (which may not be good for your baby), you should consider all-natural methods such as chiropractic care.
Common Causes of Pregnancy Back Pain
Before you get to know how chiropractic care can help with your pain, it’s important to understand where this pain is coming from, to effectively treat the condition.
Some of the common causes of pregnancy back pain include:
Besides the growing baby inside you, you may also gain a few more pounds yourself. This puts a lot of pressure on your spine in a short period of time, causing lower back pain. The growing baby may also put pressure on nerves and blood vessels in the pelvis, elevating the pain and discomfort.
During pregnancy, the body releases the Relaxin hormone which makes the pelvic joints looser and ligaments in the pelvic area relax in preparation for the birth process. This hormone may also loosen the ligaments that provide support to the spine, leading to pain and instability.
With the increase in weight, your body’s center of gravity changes. As a result, you may find yourself adjusting your natural posture, which leads to back strain.
Chiropractic Care as a Pregnancy Back Pain Treatment
Through gentle spinal adjustments, our chiropractors in Spring Hill, Hudson, Brooksville, and Homosassa can help relieve back pain. Chiropractic care is non-invasive and does not involve any medications. Additionally, our spinal manipulation techniques don’t put pressure on the abdomen.
Many expectant women have back pain caused by misaligned pelvis. This can reduce the amount of room for your growing baby, which may prohibit the baby from growing into the correct position. In this case, we use the Webster Technique which involves targeted, gentle adjustments to correct the alignment of your pelvis and avoid intrauterine constraint.
This technique is especially important for women who want to deliver naturally and avoid a C-section.
Get Comprehensive Back Pain Treatment at Family Chiropractic Center for Wellness
Back pain during pregnancy is normal, but this doesn’t mean that you have to bear it. You can find safe and quick relief with chiropractic care.
To schedule an appointment at one of our clinics, call us – Spring Hill location: (352) 340-5936, Hudson location: (727) 862-8571, Brooksville location: (352) 283-8388, Homosassa location: (352) 587-4155.