Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy: Preparing the Pelvis

It is important to ensure that in the course of and after pregnancy, the mother is well taken care of, and a special emphasis on their pelvis. With proper …

It is important to ensure that in the course of and after pregnancy, the mother is well taken care of, and a special emphasis on their pelvis. With proper chiropractic care during pregnancy, it is easier to avoid challenges such as pelvic girdle pain (PGP).

This is a unique form of pain that affects the lower part of the back. In as far as PGP is concerned the spread and localization occurs in between the gluteal folds and the iliac crest. A closer look at the structure of this particular region reveals that this happens just as close as possible to the sacroiliac joints. The pain therefore has a propensity to reverberate through the thighs or even through the pubic area.

When an individual is affected, simple things like sitting, walking or even standing can become a problem because they result in a lot of pain as a result of the pressure that is exerted by the body on the pelvic area.

Further complications in women who are experiencing PGP can actually be avoided in the event that the condition is diagnosed early enough. You will also need to provide all the required information truthfully so that the physician has a better chance of helping you out.

There is a need for increasing the awareness about this condition among healthcare professionals who care for pregnant women. This is especially so when we take into account the fact that there are higher chances of the condition recurring in and after pregnancies later on in life. Therefore in the event that you have an occurrence in childbearing, you should be aware of the fact that it could also be a problem later on if you still plan on giving birth, even if it was handled in the earlier case. Therefore whenever you are planning to give birth you should take some time and speak to your doctor on the earlier cases, and get them to help you prepare for your new birth and avert any cases that you might get of PGP.

A clinical history should be taken that includes details on the following: • Previous pelvic trauma • Previous pain in the pelvic region • Aggravating movements and tasks; particularly pain and aggravated disability with standing, walking and/or sitting, activities of daily living, employment / work load and leisure pursuits • The woman’s pain coping strategies • Concurrent presence of continence and or sexual dysfunction disorders

Come to Ciresi Chiropractic, Inc. for the best care during and after pregnancy, and to make sure that you do not endure unnecessary pain that can be avoided.