Low Back pain, pelvic pain and foot pain are extremely common during pregnancy. Studies have shown that as many as 2 out 3 women will suffer from lower back and pelvic pain by the 36th week of their pregnancy. As your baby develops, your abdominal wall stretches to accommodate your expanding womb. Relaxin, a hormone secreted during pregnancy, allows the ligaments that support the joints in your low back and pelvis to RELAX or to stretch to prepare your pelvis for giving birth. The stretching of the abdominal wall as well as the stretch on your ligaments, results in an increased load on the muscles and joints in your low back, pelvis and feet. This increased load can contribute to muscle tightness, inflammation, back pain, altered gait and foot pain.
Author: Dr. Peter Scher, DC, CCEP, Certified Dry Needling Practitioner
Soft tissue release, gentle Chiropractic adjustment s of the spine and feet (that’s right, foot adjustments!!!!), core stabilization exercises, and custom orthotics are an extremely safe and effective way to treat low back pain, pelvic pain and foot pain during pregnancy without the use of medications that may be harmful to you and your baby.