Pregnancy is a different physiological state. It takes the aches, pains and discomforts we’ve experienced because of previous injury or aging and exacerbates them. Low back pain can happen at several different points of a pregnancy, but if it’s been a problem for you in the past, it’s more likely to be an issue for you while you’re pregnant. Chiropractic care from Optimize Chiropractic can help alleviate your lower back pain and give you the tools and advice to stay comfortable throughout pregnancy.
Adjustments can help with certain types of non-hormonal low back pain, but the best medicine is movement.
From Birthfit to the Lotus Method, we can recommend a program that caters to women at all stages of pregnancy.
We’ll work with moms-to-be on techniques and exercises to prevent low back and other common pains associated with pregnancy.
Low back pain during pregnancy is often caused by a previous injury. If a woman was already experiencing back pain before pregnancy, the pain is exacerbated around weeks 24 or 25. If she had a previous pelvic or low back injury, low back pain may begin 15-20 weeks into the pregnancy. It’s also difficult to separate injury from a general history of athleticism, so women who have played sports are at greater risk of low back pain during pregnancy.
Previous injuries to the low back or pelvis
Previous low back pain
History of athleticism in sports where ligaments are stretched, particularly gymnasts, tennis and soccer players, ice skaters, and dancers