YES! A properly aligned spine can help make pregnancy and delivery more comfortable.
Back pain during pregnancy has both mechanical and hormonal causes. Mechanically your centre of gravity moves forward as the baby develops which causes an increase in the curve of your low back and thus the load on the joints, ligaments and muscles of the spine and pelvis. Hormonally the body produces greater amounts of pregnancy hormones which results in a loosening of ligaments and joint capsules.
Bearsden Chiropractic in Glasgow offer a safe, gentle and drug free alternative for the relief of pregnancy-related discomforts including pelvic girdle pain, lower back pain and sciatica.
The treatment restores normal function to the body and helps relieve the joints from the added stresses at this time.
This can result in less pain for the mother-to-be and more room for the developing baby so that both mother and baby experience less physical and emotional stress.
Bearsden Chiropractic Clinic, 152 Drymen Road, Glasgow, G61 3RE, 0141-570 0090
If you have been involved in an accident and are suffering pain as a result it may be beneficial to get checked out by a chiropractor.
Your chiropractor will take a detailed history and perform a thorough examination. They will be able to recognise if there is a need for further assessment or imaging, to rule out any serious underlying issues such as a fracture.
Many accidents result in joint and muscle strains and sprains, damage to the ligaments and soft tissues, or misalignment of the joints. Occasionally there will be associated nerve involvement which might be experienced as tingling or pain that radiates into the arms or legs.
The pain may be nerve pain or it may be referred pain which means, it is not felt at the actual site of the injury. Your chiropractor will be able to diagnose the source of the problem after a thorough assessment that involves orthopaedic and neurological testing.
Chiropractic treatment involves joint manipulations and mobilisations, which work to realign the joints and restore normal function to them. We will also use soft tissue techniques such as massage, trigger point therapy and appropriate stretches to reduce muscle spasm.
Furthermore your chiropractor will advise you on specific exercises that you can do at home to aid your recovery, and give you tips to prevent further injury. This could be ergonomic advice for the car or workspace, advice on sleeping positions, or whether to apply heat or ice.
You may need continuing care over a period of weeks or months depending on the severity of the injury.
Your chiropractor will be able to give you an idea of the treatment plan at the initial assessment.