Chiropractic and lower back pain
Did you know? Approximately 50% of women experience low back pain during pregnancy and up to 75% of women experience lower back pain during labour (Borggren). The body changes so much during this 9 month period especially around the hip and lower back area. Chiropractic care may help manage symptoms often associated with pregnancy pain (e.g. muscular tension, posture, back pain).
Chiropractic treatment is generally considered to be a safe and effective way of addressing musculoskeletal symptoms experienced during pregnancy.
The team at The Back Clinic are happy to discuss pregnancy care for low back pain with you so you can focus on what's most important - becoming a mother.
How does the body change during pregnancy?
During pregnancy, your body may undergo some rapid and significant changes which may put stress on your neuromusculoskeletal system. These changes may include:
- exaggerated spinal curves
- increased stress on the sacroiliac joints
- curvature of the lower back, causing pain
- stress on spinal discs and joints
- pelvic hypermobility
- imbalance of biomechanics
- overstretched abdominal muscles
Reviews and Case Studies
A literature review (Borggren) published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine reviewed 33 peer-viewed scientific articles on the topic of chiropractic care and pregnancy. The review noted that "the current literature reports favorable results on the use of chiropractic care throughout pregnancy."
A chiropractic and medical collaborative study (Shaw) published in the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association also found that chiropractic helped to relieve pain during pregnancy. Their study indicated that 75% of pregnant patients who received chiropractic care while pregnant found relief from pain
Pregnancy and Back Pain Consultation
Our team at The Back Clinic Bankstown are ready to provide you with a complimentary back pain checkup. All new patients are invited to book our ‘getting started with chiropractic’ Consultation (terms and conditions apply). You only pay for treatment (chiropractic adjustments) if you decide you want to follow through with the Doctor’s recommendations - we’re here to assist you and to provide treatment as you wish.
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Chiropractor in Bexley
Please phone (02) 9592 1282
132 Stoney Creek Rd, Bexley, NSW, 2207.
Chiropractor in Bankstown
Please phone (02) 9708 6011
6/434 Chapel Road, Bankstown, NSW, 2200
Borggren CL. Pregnancy and chiropractic: a narrative review of the literature. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. 2007;6(2):70-74.
- Shaw G. When to adjust: chiropractic and pregnancy. J Am Chiropr Assoc. 2003;40(11):8–16.