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How To Reduce Back Pain During Pregnancy
Your Whole World Is On Your Shoulders
A study in the Journal of Orthopaedics reported that 50-90% of pregnant women will likely experience lower back pain. This pain may persist after giving birth if you don’t take action.
Keep your back healthy at home
Here are some ways to reduce the risk of back and neck pain:
Lighten your load:
Choose a diaper bag that distributes weight evenly across your body to limit the stress of isolated muscles.
Stretch your body:
While your baby is old enough for tummy time, join them on the floor and do some exercises to stretch your neck and back.
When nursing, avoid hunching and keep your baby close to you. Also choose a comfortable, upright chair with a pillow.
Keep your baby close:
Don’t stretch your arms out – bring your baby close to your chest before lifting. Consider wearing your baby on your front so you can alleviate the strain on your back.
Keep tub trouble at bay:
Avoid reaching or twisting when bending over a tub. When kneeling, use a non-slip mat to protect your knees.
Exercises/stretches to help alleviate your back pain at home:
- Breathing deeply and calmly, relax your stomach muscles
- Let your head hang loosely forward and gently roll from side to side
- Bring your hands up to your neck and gently massage the back of your head and neck
- Drop your arms to your sides, relax your shoulders & slowly roll them backward and forward for 15 seconds
- Standing with feet shoulder width apart, raise your hands
- Bring your right elbow across your body while lifting your left knee
- Touch elbow to knee, remaining upright and repeat alternating sides for 15 seconds
There is no time for back pain in parenthood. Consult a Chiropractor so that you can stay on your toes and a step ahead of your toddler.
Have you ever wondered why people are in so much pain today?
It seems like everywhere you turn there is an ad for a pain medication or treatment.
That's because people today experience significantly more pain and mobility issues than ever before.
Nearly 70-80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life, and usually it creeps up on them without having sustained any kind of significant injury.
"I was just bending over to pick something up off the floor when my back went out".
These are the kinds of things people say all the time now and the reason for it has never been more clear.
Our bodies were designed to move and we don't.
Sitting too much can have a significant impact on the amount of pain people experience and can lead to many health and mobility issues later in life.
A simple remedy for most common back aches is to simply get up and move around.
In fact, even some of the most painful, non life-threatening, back conditions are helped by moving around.
Why is this the case?
Because, our bodies were designed to move. In fact, movement is the best natural anti-inflammatory. It's also the cheapest.
That's great, but what about those stuck sitting at a desk all day?
Get up every 30-60 minutes and move around for 5-10 minutes. Try performing as many tasks as possible while standing and certainly don't sit during your lunch break.
Also, be sure to move around and exercise while at home and if possible walk or bike to work.
Even if you can't get up and move around at work, trying twisting and bending your back periodically while sitting.
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I have been for chiropractic treatment many times at Brant Wellness and Rehab. Lanna always gives a warm reception when you arrive, and Dr. Spenser Dougley is a doctor that you know is listening! I have had fantastic results! I couldn’t get out of a chair this morning without excruciating pain. Had a treatment this afternoon and wow, I am moving 10X better
I have been seeing Dr. Spenser for a few years. When I started seeing him I was a mess. I was in constant daily pain that would often land me on the couch with ice packs. My ankles and wrists used to hurt so much, that after going on a class trip with my kids, I would get tons of pain in my feet and ankles for days. And even something as simple as making dinner would hurt my wrists to the point where I wore braces on them just to help the pain. Now I very seldom have ankle or wrist pain since Dr. Spenser has worked on removing my scar tissue in those areas. I also have much less debilitating headaches. We are still working on that area, but have made great progress! I highly recommend seeing him. Chiropractors aren't all about backs! They can help the pain in your joints too!
I love the gentle approach Dr. Spenser takes to his treatments as the typical “snap” and “crack” treatments have never been very comforting to me.