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Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy

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Weight gain during pregnancy can cause lower back pain

Dependent upon a woman’s weight prior to pregnancy, the standard recommendations is that women put on between 15 and 40 pounds. Often gaining more than recommended.

The additional weight is sometimes substantial. Any increase in weight will place additional stress on the spine. Because of that, one of the primary health conditions reported by pregnant women, is Low Back Pain, which impacts approximately half of them, according to a 2011 review from the journal Hippokratia.

This form of back pain is incredibly common, often women become frustrated with their physicians, who often respond by telling these suffering women that they need to wait until they have the baby to get relief.

Chiropractic seems effective as treatment

Women needlessly lose quality-of-life during pregnancy although spinal adjustment, by Dr. Dan Dopps or Dr. Rory Dopps, can alleviate low back pain, and in most cases, often with just a single treatment.

A landmark study important to the chiropractic community was featured in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1988. The study reviewed almost 900 pregnant Swedish women in their 20th, 30th, and 35th weeks. Every participant was diagnosed with low back pain. However, the pain was much worse for some than others. For 79 of the women, the pain was so bad it was disabling. These women were followed for 45 to 90 days following childbirth.

Ten of the women in the study were given joint mobilization therapies. Seven experienced full and lasting pain relief, while three experienced only temporary relief that returned.

These impressive results show that joint mobilization, typically targeting a diagnosis of sacroiliac dysfunction, is an effective way for a chiropractor to treat pregnancy-related Low back pain. “Complete relief was only found when treatment included adjustments or manipulation,” says Dr. Arcadi, noting that the results suggest that chiropractic can “alleviate back pain in at least 70 percent of all patients from this study, with adjustments to the SI joints.”

Contact Dr. Dan and Rory Dopps to find out if chiropractic can help you. 3316-722-5555 ins@dopps.com

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