Chichester Chiropractic Health Centre

Pregnancy Care

Pregnancy is a wonderful and magical time, however sometimes during pregnancy you can experience some discomfort from the extra weight and changes happening inside your body. Most of these symptoms come on in your second or third trimester and with the right advice, support and regular Chiropractic treatment, these symptoms can be managed so your pregnancy is more comfortable. On your first visit, or your first since becoming pregnant your Chiropractor will do a full screening to find the route cause of your symptoms and will then recommend the best form of treatment.

Causes
There are many different causes of pain and discomfort during pregnancy which are usually related to the different forces and pressures going through your spine and pelvis. The different causes can include;

  • Previous back or pelvic injury
  • Strenuous work
  • Change in posture
  • Weak postural muscles
  • Ligament laxity
  • Tight muscles
  • Extra weight from baby
  • Spinal misalignments
  • Symphysis Pubis dysfunction
  • Nerve root irritation
  • Soft tissue swelling
  • Altered gait (walking style)
  • Poor circulation
  • Sciatica

Symptoms

  • Local pain
  • Referred pain
  • Shooting pain
  • Pins and needles
  • Aching pain
  • Muscle spasm
  • Limited range of motion
  • Pain with movement
  • Local swelling
  • Clicking or popping from the public symphysis
  • Pain with walking or carrying

Treatment
The type of treatment suitable during pregnancy depends on the cause of your symptoms and the stage of your pregnancy. We advise all mums to be to take part in regular pregnancy yoga classes. This will keep your body in shape and prepare you for labour as well as is possible.

Everyday people visit Chiropractors with pregnancy related pain and evidence shows that Chiropractic is effective at treating symptoms related to musculoskeletal conditions.

Chiropractic care can include;
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Specific exercises and stretches
- Posture and lifestyle advice

If you’re unsure whether Chiropractic treatment is the right option for you, then please come in for a free 20 minute consultation where we can discuss the reason for your visit, do a quick spine check and explain how we may be able to help. To book this free consultation please contact the clinic on 01243 913923.

Look forward to seeing you soon!

- The Chichester Chiropractic Health Centre

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