Back Pain in Pregnancy
During pregnancy your body undergoes a large amount of complex changes in preparation for the growing baby and its delivery. As the pelvis changes in preparation for the birth process, pressure is put on the pelvic joints, which can then cause functional imbalance in the pelvic structures, muscles and ligaments. Each of these changes can place strain and pressure on a number of different areas of the body.
Using gentle adjustments chiropractic can assist to keep the spine in optimum balance which may in turn reduce the instances of back pain. The gentle nature of McTimoney chiropractic may it especially suitable for pregnant women and the whole body approach to treatment will enhance the wellbeing of both mother and baby.
Acupuncture is also an ideal form of treatment for pregnant women as it offers drug-free relief for many problems that can arise during pregnancy including back pain, sciatica and symphysis pubis pain. The use of acupuncture will not only improve your symptoms and quality of life, but may also prevent these conditions from becoming serious enough to warrant medical intervention.