Chiropractic treatment for back pain during pregnancy
Pregnancy is a beautiful time in life. Unfortunately for most women, it is also an uncomfortable and often painful time. One very common complaint from expectant mothers is low back pain. A study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology reported that 68.5% of pregnant subjects reported having low back pain during pregnancy (Obstet. Gynecol. 2004 Jul;104(1):65-70). What an alarming statistic! Even more alarming, less than half of those who experience low back pain report it to their doctors. Why might this be? Maybe it is because they don’t know there are natural, drug free solutions like chiropractic care to ease their pain while pregnant.
Like the majority of common low back pain cases, that felt during pregnancy is typically due to mechanical causes. In other words, it is not a disease or infection that is causing the pain, it is from physical stress that is caused by the increased weight of the baby and altered posture and alignment of your spine. Your body reacts to this stress by tightening your muscles to try to protect the irritated or misaligned joints. Pregnancy chiropractic care aims to gently re-align the affected joints to relieve the pain and normalize tension in the surrounding muscles.
At Catalyst Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we are specialists in finding and correcting mechanical causes of back and neck pain. We do not take a one size fits all approach, but instead tailor your care to your needs. Dr. Thompson uses safe, gentle adjustments to properly align your spine and pelvis to relieve pressure and pain. In addition to adjustments, simple stretches and exercises are taught to help you find relief between visits to our office. We also offer pregnancy massage for more in-depth focus on muscular tension. Our massage therapist, Jennie, has been treating patients for over 25 years and does a tremendous job with our expecting mothers.
If you are suffering from back pain during your pregnancy and are looking for safe, natural options in Beaverton, OR contact us today for an appointment (503) 526-8782. We would love to be a part of your team of healthcare professionals supporting you during this amazing time of your life