Pregnancy Pelvic & Back Pain
Are you pregnant or a recent new parent and suffering with NECK or BACK PAIN? You are not alone in fact between 50-70% of pregnant women experience lumbo-pelvic pain and 7-10% notice back pain after giving birth and unfortunately the risk increases with each subsequent pregnancy.(1)
Are You Looking For Pain Relief Or A Way To Help Improve Pelvic Biomechanics?
Being pregnant is one of the most special times of a womans’ life. However the body can be placed under many alien stresses and strains and as a result spinal and or pelvis dysfunction and pains can develop. This can take some of the joy away from this incredible time but fortunately there are many things you can do about it, including seeking chiropractic care. This is a very safe and effective way to reduce/eliminate spinal and pelvic pain and dysfunction.
Are You Tired Of Suffering From Any Of These 7 Problems ...
1) Generally feeling achy and stiff?
2) Pain into your low back, hips, groin or pubic bone on walking or moving from sitting to standing?
3) Pain and stiffness into the neck/midback on feeding your baby?
4) Having difficulty climbing stairs or rolling over in bed?
5) Struggling to get in and out of the car or stand up while getting dressed?
6) Pain/weakness on lifting or carrying your baby?
7) Unusual symptoms into the arms or legs such as tingling or numbness?
Would You Like To Benefit In These 4 Ways?
1) Reduced pain levels?
2) Advice on posture?
3) Improved ability to carry out everyday tasks?
4) Fully aligned pelvis and improved pelvic biomechanics?
Here's Why Your Pregnancy Is Causing You Pain ...
Pregnancy associated low back pain is most commonly caused by instability and dysfunction of the pelvic joints. This often occurs because of the mechanical and hormonal changes your body faces throughout this exciting time. Mechanically, as your bump grows, you will probably notice an increase in the curve in your low back, this is due to the increased weight and size of your baby pulling your centre of gravity forwards. The resultant effect of this is an exaggerated demand on the joints, ligaments and muscles of your spine and pelvis. At the same time your body is producing and releasing a cocktail of hormones (predominantly relaxin, estrogen and progesterone) which cause the body's ligaments and joint capsules to loosen making them more vulnerable to minor trauma. The combination of these 2 factors can lead to the development of dysfunction and pain as your body tries to adapt and manage these changes.
... And Why You May Suffer After You Baby Is Born
The arrival of a new born baby is a very exciting time, but it is also a time when you as parents and caregivers are at risk of developing neck or back pain due to a combination of factors including the neglect of your own health and the physical changes that your body goes through. Often pain will develop due to poor core stability (as its integrity will have been reduced over the pregnancy) and biomechanical dysfunction as a result of the undue pressures and strains caused by pregnancy described above. This in turn can cause faulty movement patterns and thus mechanical irritation leading to the development of pain. On top of all of this bad habits tend to develop, such as carrying the baby on one side and hiking the hip or poor feeding posture which can lead to issues elsewhere, such as neck or mid back pain overtime.
Why You Should Trust Vicky With Your Body And Baby
Vicky Pittman is fully registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and is a member of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA). She has also completed a range of post graduate pregnancy and post-partum courses and has developed a special interest in this area. As such, Vicky has great experience in dealing with these types of conditions, and the frustrations and anxieties that can go hand in hand.
When you first arrive at the clinic, Vicky will carry out a full and thorough assessment to determine the root cause of your problems, and tell you what she can do to help. If your complaint is thought to respond favorably to chiropractic care she will utilise gentle procedures to restore optimum function of your pelvis and spinal joints as well as the surrounding ligaments, muscles and tendons. This may involve a combination of the following manual therapies: manipulation or mobilisation, Webster and Logan basic techniques, deep tissue massage, acupuncture and fascial release techniques. You will also receive a bespoke rehabilitation programme as well as ergonomic, postural and lifting advice. The nature of the problem will determine how many treatments are required, however most people will require 4 to 6 sessions to bring about and maintain the changes to the pelvis and surrounding connective tissues.
Here's What Other Expectant Mothers Are Saying ...
"I was able to enjoy the second half of my pregnancy and remain fully mobile. I highly recommend Vicky for treatment in Pregnancy and in the weeks following birth!" - Rebecca G. W.
"I thought the treatment would only start to have an effect after the birth but Vicky was amazing and it made a huge difference within a month" - Chrisy McG.
My Baby is Breeched, Can You Turn The Baby?
No, chiropractors do not turn breeched babies. However, if the reason your baby is not moving around and engaging its head is due to lack of room because of tight pelvic joints and ligaments - chiropractic care can be very beneficial in the majority of cases. Often your pelvis becomes dysfunctional and tight as the pregnancy progresses due to the abnormal loads placed on it. This can cause the space in your uterus to become compromised and thus your developing baby has less room to move about. Chiropractic care can help to relieve this tension in your pelvis.
Here's Just Some Of The Benefits Of Being Treating At The Morningside Chiropractic
Trusted Family Friendly Clinic - Morningside Chiropractic has established links with local pregnancy and post natal groups and professionals which should help you to generate a solid network of support during this exciting time. We are a family friendly clinic and you are more than welcome to bring any children in with you as we are fully aware that getting child care can be difficult. We have plenty of colouring in books or cartoons to keep them amused, so you can fully focus your attention on the care you are receiving.
Specialist Pregnancy Bench - we have a special treatment bench which allows you to lie on your stomach – for some of you it will have been a while since you have been able to do that, and many mums to be comment on the comfort and novelty of it!
Stress free Baby Care - Your chiropractor will make no contact with your baby at all, and thus your unborn child will remain unaffected by this mode of treatment.
Award Winning Clinic - In January 2014 we won a prestigious award (one of only 8 clinics in Scotland) for demonstrating excellent patient management in all areas of patient care, starting from the moment you first make contact with the clinic. So you can be assured we have your health and happiness at the top of our priorities list.
Friendly Efficient Reception Staff - Our reception is always staffed during opening hours so any enquiries you may have can be answered promptly whether it be via phone call or email. Out with these hours someone will be available to answer your phone calls.
Park At The Front Door - You don't have to worry about walking far if you are in a lot of pain. There is metered parking directly outside the clinic between the hours of 10am and 4pm. There is also free parking available on neighbouring side streets and we are conveniently located close to many bus routes (5,11,15,16,23).
Ongoing Education - Your care and education does not begin and end in the clinic. Exercise and information sheets will be provided for you, not only on what to do while you are pregnant but also important milestones to look for in your baby's development. We also have a Blog section which is regualrly updated with pregnancy and other related lifestyle topics.
Free Baby Check - We offer a free baby check, by our clinic's paediatric chiropractor Laura, to those children whose parents are currently recieving care at the clinic.
We guarantee if you are not suitable for chiropractic treatment we will not charge you and look to refer you to another specialist that may be able to offer you more appropriate treatment.
Start To Enjoy Your Pregnacny And Improve Your Pelvic Position. Call Vicky on 0131 4473794 To Arrange a FREE Consultation Today
1. Robinson et al. Pelvic girdle pain – associations between risk factors in early pregnancy and disability or pain intensity in late pregnancy: a prospective cohort study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010. 11:91