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Pregnancy Back Pain Treatment

Dr. Belinda Eddy and Dr. Ewen Macaulay DC

Back pain during pregnancy

Back pain is a common symptom during pregnancy. It can be caused by a number of factors, including weight gain, hormonal changes, and postural changes. If your back pain is severe or persistent, it is important to consult with your obstetrician or primary care physician for further evaluation and management.

Chiropractic care is a form of alternative medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. chiropractors use manual therapies, such as massages and adjustments, to reduce pain and improve functionality.

This page provides information about how Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy. Although every licensed chiropractor gets training related to pregnancy, some specialize in prenatal care. Call us if you are looking for prenatal chiropractor.

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Symptoms of back pain during pregnancy

Pregnancy symptoms vary widely from woman to woman, but some common symptoms are nausea, fatigue, low back pain, neck pain, foot pain, irritability, headache, extreme hunger and lack of appetite.

Long term problems due to Untreated back pain during pregnancy

When pain experienced during pregnancy does not self resolve, it is commonly due to underlying structural issues that occur in order to grow a baby, but that need to be rehabilitated. If ignored, these structural changes can result in osteoarthritis.

Causes of back pain during pregnancy

During the process of pregnancy, pain can occur due to all 3 types of stresses induced on the body. The physical stress of stretching ligaments and repositioning bones to allow room for a baby can cause many pains of pregnancy. The mental stress of worry, anxiety, and concern over the baby’s well being can be the cause of pain. Lastly, the taxing nature of hormone fluctuation can exacerbate conditions and cause pain of a chemical stress.

Is seeing a chiropractor safe during pregnancy?

Although it is generally safe to receive chiropractic care while pregnant, there are some cases when it may not be the best idea. Prior to chiropractic treatment during pregnancy, always consult your physician. Chiropractic care isn’t typically recommended if you’re experiencing the following:

  • vaginal bleeding
  • placenta previa or placenta abruption
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • moderate to severe toxemia

Pregnant women requiring adjustments will be handled by chiropractors using specialized tables to comfortably support their growing bellies. Chiropractors only use techniques that won’t put pressure on the abdomen.

Chiropractors aren’t only able to provide relief from discomfort, but they can also show you stretches to ease tension.

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Ratemds award for chiropractor in Lynnwood
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America's Best Chiropractor 2020 award
America's Best Chiropractor 2020 award

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