If you’ve ever been pregnant or known a pregnant woman, you are all too familiar with the fact that one of the most common side effects of pregnancy is low back pain. Though lower back pain is extremely common in all stages of pregnancy, it occurs most intensely as the baby is in its final stage of growth.
As the baby grows, the center of gravity in the lower body shifts dramatically forward. This change in the center of the body’s core puts stress on the joints in the lower back. To prepare for childbirth, a hormone called relaxin is produced to relax the ligaments in the pelvis, and to soften and widen the cervix. The combination of increased pressure and the relaxin hormone that is loosening the body’s ligaments is often what causes the discomfort.
Four out of five people initially come to a chiropractor because of back pain. Chiropractic spinal manipulation is the top-rated treatment for people suffering from low back pain. Chiropractic spinal manipulation is effective for back pain and musculoskeletal injuries – based on research and patient satisfaction. Using chiropractic for these problems should be a first choice course of action, especially since we provide a drug-free, non-invasive, personalized treatment plan
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