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Pregnancy should be a time of happiness and anticipation. However, as your body adapts to support the growing baby and prepare for delivery, you may start to feel joint and muscle pain.

Although there are many causes of back pain during pregnancy, postural changes may be the most common. As your uterus enlarges, your abdominal muscles stretch further and your upper, mid and low back muscles shorten and tighten. This imbalance coupled with increased weight may exaggerate the spine’s three natural curves, leading to stressed postures.

Healthplus Pregnancy Joint Pain Clinic

Pregnancy VectorsPregnancy should be a time of happiness and anticipation. However, as your body adapts to support the growing baby and prepare for delivery, you may start to feel joint and muscle pain.

Pregnancy and child care increase women’s vulnerability to back problems. Studies in the USA indicate that between 40% and 60% of pregnant women get back pain.*1

From this statistic, you may have thought low back pain was an unavoidable part of pregnancy, however, with chiropractic, physiotherapy and massage treatment programmes focussed on good posture, safe movement, back exercises and improved mobility you could gain relief and meet pregnancy’s special demands.

In addition to preventing or reducing back pain, your programme may bring other benefits. No one can promise an easy delivery or a fast recovery. But, you may find that the improved biomechanical function and increased strength gained from your chiropractor programme improves your stamina and ability to push during labour.

Conditions Treated at Healthplus Pregnancy Joint Pain Clinic

Although there are many causes of back pain during pregnancy, postural changes may be the most common. As your uterus enlarges, your abdominal muscles stretch further and your upper, mid and low back muscles shorten and tighten. This imbalance coupled with increased weight may exaggerate the spine’s three natural curves, leading to stressed postures. The increased production of hormones to prepare for delivery causes the loosening of pelvic joints, which can cause back pain. You also may fell pain if a nerve is pinched or trapped by pressure from the baby or your changing posture. The sciatic nerve, running from the low back down the leg, is most often affected and called sciatica.

Moving two people is harder than moving just one – and it puts extra stress on your back. Think through each move before you make is, so that you’ll use the right muscles for the job. Moving safely will help maintain good posture, reduce back pain and avoid injury.

Team Members of Healthplus Pregnancy Joint Pain Clinic
  • Laura Marks

    Laura Marks

    Practitioner Manager, Lead Physiotherapist and Sports Massage Therapist More Details
Pregnancy Joint Pain Clinic FAQs

After the Birth

Back pain, joint pain and muscle pain often does not end with the delivery of your child especially if the pain has been present for a considerable length of time. Your chiropractor or massage therapist will discuss the benefits of an after delivery programme to maintain your improved back giving you the security and flexibility to look after your newborn baby.

Following a natural birth, you can return to having treatment after 6 weeks. Following caesarean section you can return to having treatment after 12 weeks.

Healthplus Pregnancy Joint Pain Clinic - Why Us?

When you visit Healthplus Pregnancy Joint Pain Clinics you will experience a unique and pro-active treatment service with a consultant or practitioner interested in your individualised treatment. You will be welcomed to Healthplus Pregnancy Joint Pain Clinics by the vibrant clinic environment and cheerful staff and receive personal attention and thorough detail from your consultant or practitioner.

At Healthplus Pregnancy Joint Pain Clinics we have a Five Point Promise which separates us from our competitors. Our clinicians will always advise you of the lowest cost option for your individual condition or injury. Our aftercare service means that we will provide help and assistance should this be necessary with sequential and periodic reviews.

Five Point Promise:

1.   Specialist Consultants and Practitioners

2.   Clinically comprehensive

3.   Transparent prices

4.   Individualized treatment

5.   Professional aftercare

In addition Healthplus Pregnancy Joint Pain Clinics offers:

  • Friendly and courteous staff.
  • Convenient appointment times.
  • Prompt service, we will never keep you waiting for a long period of time.
  • Professional but comfortable atmosphere.
  • Large treatment rooms with state of the art equipment.
  • Convenient location.
  • Over a decades of experience, with patients from celebrities, professional & Olympic athletes.
  • Consultant, GP, insurance and rehabilitation company referrals.
  • Direct claim procedure.
  • Lunch time and early morning appointments.
Important Information about Pregnancy Joint Pain

Easing Discomfort

  • Ice pack (as directed by your practitioner)
  • Heat pack (as directed by your practitioner)
  • Exercises (as directed by your practitioner)
  • Massage (by experienced qualified practitioners in pregnancy massage)

Importantly, the stress of pregnancy and approaching motherhood can create tension and anxiety, which in turn contribute towards low back pain. Relaxation techniques such as meditation, breathing practices and even a quiet lie-down in a comfortable position may be helpful

Caution with Back Pain

Back pain may be a sign of preterm labour. Call your doctor or midwife if you have any of the following signs before the 37th week of pregnancy:

  • Low, dull backache or pelvic pressure
  • Four or more contractures (tightening of the uterus) in one hour. These may not be painful
  • Menstrual like cramps
  • Bleeding or watery discharge from your vagina

 

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