Pregnancy is a time of upheaval for your spinal health
Back pain is ubiquitous among pregnant women. During a time of great expectation and near-constant physiological and psychological change, the last thing you need is the accompaniment of pain. Yet still, as your child continues to grow, so to does the back pain. At Holmes Chiropractic, we are motivated by the idea that your pregnancy doesn’t have to be notable for its back pain. We use natural, pregnancy-specific modalities to help reduce pain, increase comfort and boost your chances of a successful pregnancy, free of medical intervention.
The roadmap for pregnancy-related back pain.
It starts at the base of the spine, where an increase in the pregnancy hormone relaxin loosens ligaments in the pelvis. While this is crucial for the passage of the baby, it also leaves the base of your spine weakened. Now you stack on top of this the growing weight of the baby, which shifts your center of gravity forward. This new postural position accentuates the curve in the lower back, and strains the spinal joints and soft tissues which normally keep you stable and upright. This is the perfect storm that contributes to so much back pain and dysfunction during pregnancy. Herniated discs and sciatica are one thing, but when these factors conspire to prevent your child from reaching its proper birthing position, the problem increases in magnitude.
A more comfortable pregnancy in Houston
At Holmes Chiropractic, we use natural modalities to ease the pregnancy process for women in our community. Our pregnancy-specific treatments aim to restore alignment and stability at the base of the spine, preventing much of the associated nerve pain that can accrue. Massage helps target painful epicenters, increasing circulation and accelerating healing. The Webster Technique is particularly effective at correcting the breech presentation in the penultimate weeks before pregnancy, helping to reduce the chance for complication during childbirth. The end result is a more comfortable pregnancy across the board. If you are interested in using our services to make for a more comfortable pregnancy, give our office in Houston a call to schedule an appointment today.