Back Pain during Pregnancy
Back pain in pregnancy is very common. It is estimated that between 50% and 80% of women experience some form of back pain during pregnancy. Such pain can range from mild pain associated with specific activities to acute back pain that can become chronic back pain if not properly addressed.
Studies show that lower back pain in pregnancy usually occurs between the fifth and seventh month of being pregnant. In some cases, pregnancy pain in the lower back can begin as early as 8 to 12 weeks after becoming pregnant. Women with pre-existing lower back problems are at higher risk for back pain, and their back pain can occur earlier in the pregnancy.
Neck and Mid-Back pain are also common during pregnancy. When a woman’s body begins to change during pregnancy, pre-existing spinal misalignments have a tendency to get worse. As the center of gravity begins to change, ligamentous structure and hormones begin to be altered.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic
Most women respond very well to upper cervical chiropractic during pregnancy, conditions like sciatica, back and neck pain, digestive issues and headaches are just a few of the conditions that pregnant women see terrific results.
The results of upper cervical chiropractic is an aligned spine and pelvis which can make for a much easier delivery for both Mom and baby. Recently had a Mom who was properly aligned with her second pregnancy. She reported that the delivery was much easier and required no forceps or vacuum extraction.
In my office we are blessed to help many women who are pregnant with a variety of different health issues
If you or someone you know is pregnant, it’s a great time to get your spine in proper alignment!
Dr. Tymothy Flory, Dr. James Weiss and Dr. Jameson Wong of Atlas Spinal Care in Upland, California are Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora and surrounding areas. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems.