05 Mar Pregnancy Physical Therapy
Pregnant women often find themselves with many undesirable symptoms when they are growing a baby. Back pain is one of the most common symptoms among women as well as restless legs, swelling and aches and pains all over. Some women simply accept these symptoms as a part of pregnancy, but that doesn’t have to be you! There are various pregnancy physical therapy services that are safe and that can help relieve your symptoms. Chiropractic care is a form of natural pain relief for back pain that is safe and gentle. Depending on your symptoms, we can create a pregnancy physical therapy treatment plan for you that can help you with your aches and pains, your nutrition, your exercising and more. Make pregnancy easier with our help!
Changes with Pregnancy
Your body goes through an incredible amount of changes during pregnancy. Your body will obviously get bigger in your torso as the baby grows and develops. You might retain water as the weeks go on as well, which makes you swell in your face, your hands, your legs and feet and all over. Weight gain often happens and many women gain 15-60 pounds when pregnant. The more weight you put on, the more back problems and sore muscles you will have. Many women also have problems such as an enlarged uterus, morning sickness and nausea.
Although a woman’s body adapts to the changes that pregnancy brings, those changes can still be quite uncomfortable. That’s especially true the more tired you get, which happens in greater degrees the longer you are pregnant. As a baby grows, the amount of pressure and weight on your back and pelvis increases, which leads to increased back pain. The physiological and endocrine systems change during pregnancy and many women can end up with pelvic changes, posture problems and an increased back curve as the abdomen protrudes. 50-70% of women have back pain during pregnancy and could greatly benefit from pregnancy physical therapy.
Pregnancy physical therapy is best done through chiropractic care for pregnant women. This is because there are so many back problems that pregnant women experience because they are carrying so much weight, especially in their abdomen and lower back. Chiropractic care is a natural form of healing that focuses on the body’s nervous, muscular and skeletal systems. Because it is natural, drugless and non-surgical, it is safe for people of all ages, especially pregnant women. Often, a woman’s back curve becomes worse throughout pregnancy and a woman can experience lower back pain every single day.
Our chiropractors are trained to move and adjust your spinal column through a series of specific movements that puts everything back in their proper place. This spinal adjustment can loosen joints that have become frozen in incorrect positions and can unpinch nerves and relieve ones that are compressed. Women who have back pain during pregnancy find that they find incredible pain relief with just a few chiropractic adjustments during those 9 months.
Other Physical Therapy Services
There are other pregnancy physical therapy services women can benefit from. Muscles seem to become weaker the longer you are pregnant. It’s smart to continue an exercise routine during pregnancy if you already had one before. Don’t stop exercising just because you are pregnant. Women who continue receiving physical activity during pregnancy have an easier time being pregnant, often have an easier labor and delivery and they feel more energized. However, running a marathon isn’t the smartest while pregnant. We have nutritional services at our office as well as pregnancy physical therapy services that can keep your muscles strong.
If you have back pain, we can provide chiropractic care as well as customized stretches and exercises to keep your back strong. If you simply want to keep up your muscle strength, we can customize a plan with that goal in mind. We also have massage therapy services at our office that can greatly help the aches, pains and swelling of pregnancy. If you have numbness in your feet or tingling in a part of your body, our neuropathy treatment can help reduce your symptoms. Pregnancy physical therapy services focus on posture, joint alignment, nerve health, muscle strength and flexibility. You can improve all of these areas with pregnancy physical therapy. We definitely suggest investing in pregnancy physical therapy services to help make your pregnancy easier on you. Women who do, find relief from aches and pains and feel much better each day.
Healthy Life, Healthy Baby
There is always more you can do to be healthy, and that is no less true when you are pregnant. Not only do you have to keep yourself healthy and strong, but you have to do the same for a baby. Many women see their muscles become weaker and their back hurt more when pregnant. You don’t have to be one of those women. Pregnancy physical therapy can help get your muscles stronger and chiropractic care can help relieve your back pain. Your body already goes through enough being pregnant. Don’t have it go through unneeded pain! Call Mile High Spine & Pain Center at (720) 507-0080 and see how pregnancy physical therapy and chiropractic services can help you feel great!