Pregnancy may cause a myriad of aches and pains, the most common of which is lower back pain, especially in the second and third trimester. Although most of these problems are mild, come complications carry significant health risks for the mother and/or child, including high blood pressure, diabetes and anemia.
To compensate for a woman’s growing abdomen, muscles in the lower back shorten and tighten, causing pain. As the breasts enlarge, the upper back experiences stress that may lead to discomfort.
Routine chiropractic care and individualized daily stretching and exercise can significantly alleviate pain for pregnant patients, without risk. Following delivery, chiropractic treatment can significantly speed your body’s return to pre-pregnancy condition.