3 ways a Chiropractor can relieve your pregnancy-related back pain

If you're pregnant and suffering from back pain, there are a few ways a chiropractor can help you.

So, not only are you pregnant, which already comes with a whole host of physical and emotional struggles, but now you're suffering from back pain, too? First off, we send our sympathy and we just want to tell you that you're not alone.

The NHS has revealed that 50% of women will suffer from lower back pain during pregnancy. We know that back pain can be a frustrating and disheartening experience during what is meant to be a joyous time in a woman's life, but luckily, there are a variety of effective treatments that can alleviate your suffering.

Here are three ways a Chiropractor can safely relieve your pregnancy-related back pain:

1. Preparing you for changes

As your body grows during pregnancy, this can lead to misalignment in the joints or spine, which can be incredibly uncomfortable. With regular pregnancy maintenance care, you can ensure that you're working with the rapid stretching of your pelvic ligaments, allowing a chiropractor to soften any tensions as they happen. This will reduce your discomfort and ensure that your body is functioning at its best.

2. Strengthen your hips and pelvic floor

Back pain during pregnancy is not only caused by the added weight and size of a baby, but also the speed at which the baby grows, which doesn't give a woman's lower back much time to adapt. A chiropractor can help to strengthen the back, pelvis and hips to relieve some of the stress put on it by the added weight. It's also great preparation for the physical stress a mother may experience when caring for a baby post-pregnancy.

3. Specialised equipment

'Belloost' might sound like the noise a deflating balloon makes, but it's actually a pillow that's been created to provide extra comfort for women visiting us during the second and third trimesters of their pregnancy. You lie face down whilst the Belloost pillow lifts pressure from your baby bump and breasts. By removing the added weight from your body, the pillow can do wonders for back pain. We also offer specialist benches which have been designed specifically for pregnancy, so you can alleviate all of that built-up tension.

If you're interested in relieving your pregnancy-related back pain, please get in touch with us at the Wimbledon Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic today.