Pregnancy and Lower Back Pain

Having a baby can be one of life’s happiest moments, however the months leading up to birth can be among the most stressful mentally and physically for the expectant mum. All too often, additional weight stress placed on the lower back may be a significant cause of pain.

Causes of Lower Back Pain during Pregnancy and Treatment

This pain can be attributed to the stress the additional weight of the baby and amniotic fluid places on the lower back. Lower back pain may also be caused by the widening of the pelvic area, as the body prepares for childbirth and altered posture.

Chiropractic adjustments to the pelvis and spine changes the function of the nervous system. It allows all joints to move freely and muscles to become relaxed. Chiropratic is safe and effective when it comes to treating pregnant women with lower back and pelvic problems.

Preparing for the birth of your baby should be a happy and exciting time and no mum-to-be should have to experience lower back and pelvic pain. If you are pregnant and suffering pelvic and lower back pain, contact your chiropractor to assess and discuss your management options.