During pregnancy, the body goes through several changes such as Hormonal changes, digestion and increases in weight. The weight gain will increase pressure on the load bearing joints; ligaments are stretched and posture changes from your growing abdomen.
Many women experience back pain and would prefer not to take any medication that would affect their baby. Having chiropractic treatment during pregnancy is a great way to relieve the added stress on your spine. The hormonal changes which influence the ligaments surrounding your pelvis and spine in preparation for birth, can unfortunately lead to pelvic instability and pain.
At Head 2 Toe Chiropractic, a specially designed pregnancy pillow is used to allow pregnant women to lie comfortably on the treatment tables. Specific gentle chiropractic techniques are used to improve joint function and ease areas of pain. Other techniques such as massage, stretching and appropriate exercises compliment your treatments. We can also advise as to whether you may benefit from a supportive belt for the duration of your pregnancy.
Following Pregnancy, your back is a weaker version of itself and has an increased susceptibility to injury. It has a lot of extra demands placed upon it caring for a new baby, between feeding baby and carrying your little bundle of joy.
Post pregnancy injuries are most common within in the first three months following the birth of your new baby. This is because your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles are weaker as a result of your pregnancy and birth. Your spine and pelvis have been suffering under the pressure of the increased weight and the significant postural changes of pregnancy leading to pain and instability. This can be complicated if you already had an existing back, neck or shoulder issue.
Unfortunately, new mums rarely look after themselves, choosing family and home life before fully recovering themselves.
At Head 2 Toe Chiropractic our Post Pregnancy Treatments include: