Sometimes the initial excitement and elation we experience at becoming pregnant is lessened by the presence of aches and pains in your back, pelvis or neck. Later in pregnancy ligaments start to slacken to help with the birth process.
A combination of a larger tummy, changing posture and softening ligaments can cause low back and pelvic pain.
Using gentle massage, manipulation, and mobilisation chiropractors are able to help relieve the pain. Even many suffering the effects of pubic symphysis dysfunction can gain relief and benefit from chiropractic care, allowing you to more fully enjoy your pregnancy.
Birth and the baby
We all understand the ordeal that childbirth can be for a mother, but often we don’t realise the trauma placed upon a baby. Violent contractions of the uterus squeeze the baby through the birth channel, sometimes with assistance from a pair of hands or instruments. This process can injure muscles, nerves and the developing joints of the spine which may cause areas of irritation and pain.
Gentle chiropractic care can help reduce aches and pains from injuries and other causes.
Exercise for children
Exercise is an essential part of a child’s physical, mental and neurological development, as well as their future health. Prolonged periods of sitting and inactivity have been shown to contribute to the onset of aches and pains and may also play a role in developmental delay.
Walking, swimming, going to the park or playing football (amongst other things) can all benefit your child’s health and may also benefit your own health!