Pregnancy Lower and Upper Back Pain
So most women usually develop some low back pain during pregnancy.
The reason why they develop the low back pain is due to the structural changes that occur in the spine during pregnancy. So the main segments or areas that are being affected are the sacroiliac joints or SI joints, which are here between the sacrum and the iliam.
The other structures that are being affected are the facet joints of the low back, which are these here. So what happens is as the baby grows and develops the curvatures of the low back begins to increase, so these joints start to come back and kind of jam onto each other.
It also puts added stress on the sacroiliac joints here and they start to kind of move in this align. The reason why you have more movement in them as well is due to the hormones that get released. Usually when you get misalignments in the low back you start to get some deep, dull, achy pain.
Sometimes it can run down into the glues and posterior thigh and from time to time they can get shooting pain going all the way down to the ankle. Upper back, it usually also takes some stress as well so you are going to take some pain through the mid back, neck and shoulders,
So with chiropractic treatment we usually apply chiropractic adjustment. When we implement the chiropractic adjustments what it does is it corrects any misalignment in the joints due to the added stress from pregnancy.
Well the nice thing about chiropractic is it’s safe and efficient for low back conditions or any back condition during pregnancy. It’s a drug-free treatment so you know, not a lot of contraindications with it, especially in the low back during pregnancy.
The key thing to address it is if you get all the misalignments corrected then you’re going to have decreased pain through that pregnancy, which is going to make it more comfortable for you. The other thing it’s going to do is it’s basically preparing the pelvis for delivery. Local Chiropractor
That’s going to make everything easier on the day that you actually are going to deliver and it’s going to decrease the pain.
You can go directly to your chiropractor. They’ll be doing a full history and evaluation of your low back to ensure that you are a good candidate for chiropractic care.
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Dr. Sanchez is a board certified chiropractor with a keen interest in health and wellness. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University, later graduating Magna Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic (West Campus).
Prior to entering Chiropractic college, Dr. Sanchez spent two years working as a personal trainer, where his specialized focus emphasized core stability exercise development, injury rehabilitation, and elite performance training programs. In addition to his clinical dedication, Dr. Sanchez is also an active participant in numerous community sporting events, providing first aid, medical, and chiropractic services to active participants.
Dr. Sanchez has attained numerous specializations, including Graston Technique (GT), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), Functional Range Release (FR), and is a certified Rock Tape provider. Dr. Sanchez utilizes a variety of techniques, including spinal manipulative therapy, Cold Laser Therapy, and therapeutic exercises to help his patients achieve their health goals. He firmly believes in patient education so that his patients have a better understanding of their health and wellness potential.