Back pain is hard to deal with and makes life uncomfortable, but it can be extra painful if you are pregnant. If you’re expecting a little one and the added weight and strain is taking its toll on your spine, it’s time to make an appointment with the office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C.
Causes of Back Pain During Pregnancy
There can be a multitude of root causes for back pain, as well as daily activities conducted while pregnant, that can be the source of your aches and pains.
- Pregnancy weight puts more stress on your spine
- Pregnancy can cause you to gain up to the equivalent of a quarter of your body weight
- Imbalances in your muscles and muscle fatigue
- Hormonal surges
- Climbing stairs
- Daily activities than may cause discomfort
- Walking and running on a regular basis
- Bending forward
- Picking up heavy objects
- Changes in the center of gravity of your body
There are Different Types of Pregnancy Back Pain
Back pain while pregnant is one of the most common complaints. Thankfully it can be easily treated with the help of a trained chiropractor. You may find that your pain isn’t too bad or noticeable in the early months, but may gradually increase in intensity in the later months because of the added weight and expansion of the body.
Lumbar pain is a result of inflammation of the sciatic nerve running from your hip down to your feet. Sciatic pain can become severe and prevents you from carrying out daily activities so its important to get it looked at as soon as it starts.
Pregnancy back pain also includes pain in the sacroiliac joint that forms the pelvis allowing for alternating movement as you walk. In the later months of pregnancy, your body releases hormones in preparation for your pelvis during birth. It loosens the ligaments that control the SI joint, this can result in the onset of pelvic pain and discomfort.
Why See a Chiropractor During Pregnancy?
Regularly adjustment of your spine during your pregnancy can also help alleviate nausea and any other discomforts your body may feel while under the stress of pregnancy.
If you’re ready to begin a treatment plan to get you through your pregnancy and help you prepare for birth, then give us a call today at 239-332-2555 to schedule an appointment.
Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL.
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.