One of the most common complaints from pregnant women is a significant increase in back pain. Every pregnant woman will experience some degree of back pain during their pregnancy. Most women find that their back pain increases during the late stages of pregnancy when they have gained the most weigh. Typically back pain can be relieve through working with an experienced chiropractor for back pain, physical therapy, or proper sleeping techniques.
Carrying new life comes with a few drawbacks, including back pain. Back pain is most often caused by gaining weight, while the center of gravity shifts forward. Gaining weight will also put more pressure and stress on joints in the lower back and pelvis. As a fetus grows, a woman’s uterus will expand to accommodate the growth. As the belly grows, the normal center of gravity will shift forward causing a postural change. Changes in posture can put undue stress on the lower back which will then increase back pain.
Also, as the uterus expands to accommodate your growing child, your abdominal muscles will begin to separate. The abdominal muscles are an important structure for overall postural stability. When these muscles begin to separate, more strain is put on your lower back to maintain postural stability.
All of these can create back and pelvis pain during each stage of pregnancy. In order to decrease pain and increase function, a chiropractor should be consulted. Not all chiropractors are built the same, only chiropractors who have years of experience should treat pregnant patients. The doctors of chiropractic at Schilsky Chiropractic Center have a lot of experience and expertise treating pregnant patients for their ongoing back pain. We can help pregnant women decrease their pain throughout their pregnancy without using harmful medication or procedures.