Back pain during Pregnancy
March 13th, 2019 24 post views
Eastbourne chiropractor Gemma Crouch shares how chiropractic care can help to relieve the pain and discomfort felt in the muscles and joints during pregnancy. Gemma has a special interest in chiropractic care for pregnant mums-to-be, babies and children of all ages. Since completing her masters’ degree in chiropractic, she has continued to study within this area. This blog has been written to share with you the benefits of chiropractic care in pregnancy.
I have written this blog with two real-life Eastbourne case studies who represent many women who come to see me in the chiropractic clinic with back pain during pregnancy. Chiropractic care is very safe and effective for all ages and stages of life.
At Lushington Chiropractic, I see a number of pregnant women suffering from back pain, tension and discomfort and understand how much it can affect different aspects of life. Up to 50% of women experience some form of neck pain, back pain, headaches, tension or general aches during pregnancy. For more information about back pain in pregnancy please follow the link here.
If you know anyone who would benefit from reading this blog or from having a chat with a chiropractor about pain and discomfort during pregnancy, please visit Lushington Chiropractic to find out more.
Mrs C came to see me in the clinic about her pain and discomfort during pregnancy. Specifically, she was experiencing pubic bone pain, neck pain and headaches. Mrs C related the onset of her discomfort to the stresses and physical demands of pregnancy and looking after her young child. She reported that her first pregnancy was “really easy and not painful at all” so was quite concerned about her pain.
Mrs C’s pain started gradually in the pelvis and had become so unbearable towards the third trimester that she was unable to sit or even sleep comfortably. The lack of comfort and sleep over time was causing her tension to become even worse.
Miss F also came into the clinic to see me about pain and discomfort during pregnancy. As a first-time mum, Miss F was concerned about the level of discomfort she was experiencing and didn’t feel she was given the support she needed.
Specifically, Miss F was experiencing low back pain, leg pain and pain around the rib cage. Miss F’s pain and discomfort started in the first trimester of pregnancy and was having a negative effect on her family life and her job.
Chiropractic Treatment during Pregnancy
These real-life cases represent common stories I hear in the chiropractic clinic for women who suffer from pain and discomfort during pregnancy. Although every person is different, there will be commonalities with each case.
The aim of chiropractic care is to relieve the tension and discomfort felt during pregnancy and to improve the function of the neuromusculoskeletal (nerves, muscles and joints) system. The treatment usually involves a few different techniques to target specific areas. These include chiropractic adjustments which are gentle and direct to help restore mobility into the joints, myofascial release which relieves tension in the surrounding soft tissues and functional rehabilitation which involves exercises to help you strengthen the area.
Chiropractic care for pregnancy women is very safe and effective and tailored to your specific needs. Prior to the commencement of treatment, a thorough consultation and physical examination is performed to focus on getting to the root cause of the problem.
Please feel free to ask any questions or to book a consultation with myself at the clinic in Eastbourne, call us on 01323 722499.
Yours in Health,
Gemma Crouch, your Eastbourne Chiropractor