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It has been found that about  50-70% of women experience back pain at some point during their pregnancy. It is easy to see understand how this would happen since the average weight gain is 25-35 pounds. As the woman’s center of gravity moves forward, the curve in her low back increases. This in addition to hormonal changes can cause severe back pain.

Many women have no idea what to do in this situation because they don’t want to take medicine that can be harmful to the baby. Chiropractors can offer all natural relief to back pain in this situation. According to the American Pregnancy Association, seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy can help with

  • Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
  • Controlling symptoms of nausea
  • Reducing the time of labor and delivery
  • Relieving back, neck or joint pain
  • Prevent a potential cesarean delivery

How often should I see a chiropractor during pregnancy?

Obviously every patient is different, but Dr. Tripp typically recommends coming about as often as a woman sees her OB. This would mean approximately once a month during the first trimester, twice a month during the second trimester, and weekly during the third trimester.  

What else can I do?

  • Get regular low impact exercise such as walking or swimming at least 3 times a week
  • Avoid high heels, instead wear flat comfortable shoes with good arch support
  • Use a pregnancy or body pillow when sleeping, and try to sleep on left side
  • Wear a support belt under lower abdomen

 

Back Pain Relieved

A few days before my vacation, I pulled a muscle in the lower left side of my back, making it very painful to bend at the waist in any direction.  It seemed like all the activities I'd planned would have to be cancelled since the pain was not subsiding.  I was able to see Dr. Tripp on my first day off, and was amazed to feel so much better by the end of my appointment -- I never thought such immediate relief was possible!  I was able to participate in everything I'd planned to do, which would have never happened without her help. 
Sue B - June, 2011

 

Immediate Relief!

I pulled a muscle in my lower back just prior to the start of my vacation, which was set to be a very active one. Every movement hurt! At the point I saw Dr. Tripp, I wasn't even able to bend from the waist in any direction without experiencing pain. She isolated the problem, worked on the muscle, and provided me with exercises to do in her office as well as at home. By the time I left her office, I was amazed at the relief she provided! With just one follow-up visit, I was completely pain-free and able to fully enjoy my week off.
--- Sue on Dex - See more reviews on DexKnows.com

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