The human body undergoes amazing changes when a female becomes pregnant. Hormonal levels begin to change, and the body begins to alter to make room for the growing uterus. All of these changes can put a lot of stress on the joints and the muscles in the low back and pelvic area. One specific hormone, relaxin, is responsible for loosening the ligaments in this area, which can cause the joints in the low back and pelvis to become less stable, which can lead to pain. Also, the growth of the uterus changes the center of gravity of the woman, which puts more stress on the muscles and joints of the low back.
Common symptoms of pregnancy related low back pain are achy pain across the low back, pain around the buttocks, pain on one or both sides of the tailbone, and radiating pain down the leg to the foot.
The Chiropractors at Mountainview Chiropractic Center will assess the low back as well as the surrounding structures to determine the appropriate treatment protocol for the patient.
The practitioners treat pregnancy related low back pain by:
- Chiropractic adjustments to restore normal joint motion
- Myofascial release to release adhesions in damaged tissue and take stress off the affected areas
- Rehabilitation exercises to provide strength and stability of the core to support the developmental changes
- Postural advice to help limit these stressors on an area already under enough stress
We have a history of treating women with pregnancy related low back pain very effectively!
We would love to help you reduce your back pain!