Low Back Pain: During the pregnancy the pressure on the low back increases causing low back pain. Pregnancy Pain and Relief uses a combination of chiropractic, massage, and decompression to alleviate the stress in the low back relieving the pain.
Hip Pain: Hip pain also known as sacroiliac pain, is common in pregnancy. This is caused by the extra stress put on the hip joints from the shifting center of gravity. The doctor at Pregnancy Pain Relief will use a chiropractic treatment to balance the hips reducing the strain on the joints.
Neck Pain: As pregnancy continues and the center of gravity is shifted to the front, the mother under goes postural changes such as the low back curve increasing and the head translating forward. This forward translation increases the stress on the lower neck structures resulting in neck pain and muscle spasm. Pregnancy Pain Relief implements spinal adjustments and massage to reduce compression on the neck decreasing the pain and inflammation.
Headaches: Tension headaches are common in pregnancy. The majority of headaches come from the neck when the neck’s joints and muscles are under stress such as they are during pregnancy. As the baby grows the head shifts forward causing tension and pressure to build in the neck resulting in headaches. At Pregnancy Pain Relief the doctor will use a Hypervolt to relax the stress in the muscles followed by a chiropractic adjustment to relieve the pressure on the joints.
Sciatica: Sciatica is a shooting, burning pain that can radiate from hip to foot. This pain is caused by compression of the sciatic nerve, the large nerve that innervates the lower half of the body. The sciatic nerve runs below the uterus. It can become compressed or irritated by the weight of the baby or by changes in posture due to your growing baby. By realigning your vertebrae and putting everything back where it belongs, your chiropractor can reduce compression of your sciatic nerve reducing the pain.
Pain and Swelling in Legs and Ankles: About 2/3 of women experience swelling in their legs and ankles. During pregnancy, the fluid in your body increases to nourish you and your baby. The fluid can accumulate in your legs and ankles as a result of increased blood flow and pressure on the pelvic veins from the uterus. This accumulation of fluid is called edema and results in the swelling and pain in the legs and ankles. At Pregnancy Pain Relief, we decrease the pressure the uterus places on the pelvic veins as well as massage the fluid in the legs back into circulation to decrease the swelling.
Foot Pain / Plantar Fasciitis: Pregnancy triggers many different changes in a woman’s body. This causes a new weight-bearing stance and added pressure to the feet. Two of the most common foot problems experienced by pregnant woman are the flattening of the foot and swelling. These conditions stretch the tissue at the bottom of the foot leading to pain at the heel, arch, the ball-of-foot and/or plantar fasciitis. Pregnancy Pain Relief uses a Zero Gravity Massage Chair that has rollers that massage the bottom tissues and fascia of the foot. The rollers knead the tissues relaxing the tension and reducing swelling. This relieves the stress on foot and reduces the foot pain and plantar fasciitis.