Physiotherapy Can Relieve Your Pregnancy Back Pain!!
Whether it’s dull pain or chronic muscle tension, pain during pregnancy is a concern. While 80% of pregnant women develop back pain during their second trimester, pregnancy it is something that can be controlled with proper care through physiotherapy, exercising, massage or other treatments. The pain is however a result of excess weight and pressure at the SIJ joints, where the pelvis and spine meet. In addition to that, hormonal changes, muscle separation, posture changes, stress, and many other factors contribute to this pain. At Physioworx, we use pregnancy pain treatment such as joint mobilization, massage, exercises, yoga and soft tissue release to alleviate the pain. Other activities like walking, stationary cycling, and swimming also strengthen abdominal, pelvic muscles which we also guide you through.
What Areas Cause Discomfort During Pregnancy?
The body is going through change as it makes space for another being. The prevalence and intensity of this is experienced differently by different women. For instance, the change in posture is meant to accommodate a growing belly and the weight that comes with it. In return, it affects movement patterns and the body’s musculoskeletal system. The most common pain faced by women is in their lower back as the pregnancy progresses. Normal spinal curves also go through some changes as the body tries to compensate for the shift in gravity. All this sets off a chain reaction wherein various parts of the body from the spine, abdomen to legs begin to shapeshift as they try to accommodate the baby.
Weight gain is expected during pregnancy and activity levels do drop off, it becomes difficult for pregnant women to perform normal everyday actions. When the level goes beyond the normal point, it can be a problem. The increased posture and movement changes cause pain and discomfort.
Customized & Targeted Pain Treatment During Pregnancy
Although the severity of pain varies from woman to woman, more than half of pregnant women suffer from chronic muscle tension during pregnancy. Usually, the pain starts disappearing within three months post childbirth, but physiotherapy pain management in pregnancy can help avoid or lessen the pain caused by such conditions. Physical therapy is often the recommended course of treatment for expecting women. The treatment will help
strengthen back and oblique muscles which result in improved postures. Stretching muscle strength will also provide you with relief from excessive pain.
During the pregnancy pain treatment, one of our experienced physiotherapists identifies the specific problem area and to design an exercise routine best suited for you. . With our primary aim being to aid you in recovering and gaining relief from the avoidable discomfort. . Book with us at PhysioWorx now.
Professional Client Care Team For Pain Management In Pregnancy
By informing and guiding you through the basics of the simpler things such as walking, sitting, standing, various physical activities to more complex feats such as exercising, we aim to empower and equip you through your pregnancy so that you can reduce your discomfort and lessen the musculoskeletal impact. Some suggestions are:
- Tape or brace support to relieve abdominal discomfort which is caused by stretched ligaments.
- Lymph drainage massage and exercises to treat swollen feet. This is usually caused by the load put on the body’s circulatory system by extra fluid created during pregnancy.
- Develop the right home exercise routine for your needs.
- Stabilising your pelvic and lower back area.
- Retraining and strengthening the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles for the preparation of a healthy baby afterwards.
A visit to one of our physiotherapists in our North York facility during your Pregnancy can offer you relief from general pain or low-back pain. Get in touch with our team to gather all the insights.