Congratulations! Being a mother is back-breaking, literally. Many new mothers can attest to the physical strains of pregnancy. There are several physiological and endocrinological changes that happen in preparation for creating the optimal environment for the developing baby during pregnancy.
First off, the drastic increase in weight combined with the backward curvature of the spine in an attempt to balance, may result in severe discomfort for mums-to-be. Furthermore, as the load increases, more pressure is built onto the mother’s legs, hips and buttocks, irritating her sciatic nerve; creating an immense amount of discomfort for those already suffering from lower back pain. This curvature increases if the mother’s muscles are weak. Thus, this can make the spine and the pelvis go under a substantial amount of pressure. Being pressured for a prolonged period could cause misalignment of the spine or joints.
How CHIROPRACTIC can help?
With True Chiropractic Group, our doctors can relate and sympathise with the mothers. As only through true understanding, can a doctor understand a mother’s pain and devise treatments suitable for them. This may include chiropractic adjustments to restore the pelvis from any imbalances, customised exercise regimes to strengthen the supporting muscles crucial to handling the increase load and alleviating tensions built up from inactivity.