“All the pregnant ladies, put your hands up…”if you’ve ever experience pregnancy-related back pain. (Sorry Beyonce for using the lyrics to your song…but now that you’re a pregnant lady, I’m guessing you know what we’re talking about). Since we have a newly pregnant woman running around the office here at Balanced Health Chiropractic and Massage we wanted to take some time to talk about how you can use chiropractic and massage to treat pregnancy-related back pain effectively.
In a 2004 study titled “Low Back Pain During Pregnancy: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes” 67% of those surveyed indicated they had experience LBP (low back pain). It was also found that the majority of respondents reported that LBP during pregnancy caused sleep disturbances although only 32% of respondents with LBP during pregnancy informed their prenatal care providers of this problem.
A 1998 study, also published in the journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that 70% of pregnant women who received chiropractic adjustments were able to achieve long term relief from pain.
What does a chiropractor do? Chiropractors use hands-on pressure to gently adjust spinal misalignments. Make sure to tell your chiropractor that you’re pregnant
It’s pretty easy to convince people that a massage will feel good. Any woman who’s received a prenatal massage knows that a massage can make a big difference. Not only are prenatal massages relaxing, they increase blood flow, loosen sore muscles, and improve posture. Due to the flex of hormones, changing muscles and posture, a prenatal massage can help you sleep better and loosen ligaments that allow your bones to move.
Feel free to ask if you have any additional questions about prenatal Chiropractic or Massage care by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at 801-748-0056.