Pre/post pregnancy related pain

Research tells us that up to 90 percent of women will experience low back or pelvic pain during pregnancy. Weight gain and their resulting changes to posture can increase stresses placed on the back, hips, knees, feet and ankles. 

Pregnancy causes the body’s centre of gravity to shift forward. As a result, there is an increase in the pressure on the discs and the joints of the low back and pelvis, which now work overtime to keep you upright and balanced. 

As a drugless therapy, chiropractic is a safe treatment to manage these mechanical changes during pregnancy.

Once you’ve had your baby, the mechanism leading to back pain is believed to be associated with the repetitive lifting or static holding/carrying/nursing of your bundle of joy. Consider the fact that parents may be lifting a baby weighing several pounds dozens of times per day. By the time the baby is a year old he or she may weigh anywhere from 17-30 pounds, and as a toddler 20-40 pounds. Now add to that all the equipment that goes along with being a parent, diaper bag, stroller etc.

Dr. Finn can help deal with the stresses on your body related to nursing, lifting and carrying your newborn.