How many women do you know who have experienced back pain in pregnancy? I suspect most people have come across what is considered by many to be a normal thing. Osteopathy can help.
Pregnancy is such a wonderful time, exciting in so many ways. Most women don’t even realise they are pregnant in the first 4-6 weeks and in that time the embryo has developed a nervous system and the heart has started beating. The trouble often begins when the hormones change and morning sickness can take its toll.
The first trimester physically is the least stressful on the musculoskeletal system as the baby and uterus is still small. As the baby starts to grow, the uterus stretches and begins to push other organs out of the way. Its ligamentous attachments to the pelvis begin to stretch. As your baby bump gets bigger, the increased weight in front means that the spine has to start increasing its curve to accomodate this change. The ligaments start to become more relaxed and the increase curve puts extra strain on the muscles which begin having to work harder.
How can your Osteopath help?
This is where your osteopath can be of help. In osteopathic treatment our aim is to bring your body into a state of balance which allows the body to be able to create the changes your body needs. Sometime if the body is not able to adjust well enough, pain can ensue. The most common sites of pain that we see as osteopaths is in the pelvis and lower back and leg pain.
Osteopathy is a safe and effective way to help relieve the discomfort that may come up through this exciting time. It may be described as normal to have pain during pregnancy, as it occurs frequently. However that doesn’t meant that it is something that you have to put up with. Here at Lemaria Osteopathy in Trowbridge, I love treating women going through this amazing time in life.
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