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.
As immense amount of pressure begin to build up in the spine, backaches should be no surprise at all. Furthermore, the mother would also be looking downwards more often to spot potential dangers and obstructions for her baby. This action would tire the neck muscles more than before and result in pains and aches for the mother.
Leg cramps are also extremely common as the body is unable to adjust to the great change in weight and the postural imbalances. Fortunately, these pains can be avoided with proper adjustments to the spine and careful exercises.
Some reported benefits of chiropractic visits includes controlling symptoms of nausea, reducing the time of labour and delivery and also preventing potential caesarean delivery. Safety of the mother and child is our top priority. Thus, our solutions are not intrusive (no operations or injections), and medication-free.
How we 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.