Back pain – Heartburn – Leg Pain – Pregnancy!?
Pregnancy related pains take the “aww” out of the pregnancy joy!
Back pain interrupts the “aww” phase of pregnancy for up to 90% of women. (1) The “aww” of “That’s great that you’re pregnant!” turns into the “aww” of “I’m
so sorry to hear about your back pain!”
Johnson Chiropractic welcomes and enjoys caring for our
Richmond pregnant ladies. They are such a joy! There’s just something
about the glow of pregnancy that brings out the happiness in everyone. But if
back pain or related leg pain and even heartburn ensue - which they usually do in
the latter part of pregnancy - the glow is dimmed a bit. Johnson Chiropractic can
bring it back!
First, the heartburn. You can, of course, drink more water,
eat more smaller meals, and avoid lying down right after eating, but if these
don’t quite cut it (2), try some Richmond chiropractic care! One
article describes success in relieving pregnancy-related heartburn with
chiropractic. (3) That would be our goal at Johnson Chiropractic, too!
Second, the back pain. A recent Canadian survey of chiropractic
physicians reported that the chiropractors effectively treated pregnant
patients with various chiropractic techniques. In addition to chiropractic
care, 90% of the Canadian chiropractors referred the pregnant patients with
back pain out for massage therapy, 92% prescribed stretching exercises, 84%
recommended a multivitamin, and 81% recommended folic acid. (4) All good things! Johnson Chiropractic offers
gentle, safe Cox Technic for the relief of pregnancy-related back pain and even
Our Richmond pregnant patients – as well as
non-pregnant patients! – appreciate the gentle nature of our treatment with Cox
Technic. Pregnant patients may lie on their stomachs if they’re not too far
along or on their sides when their bellies gets a bit larger. We’ll find a
position that is as comfortable as possible. One research article shares that
the side-lying position is comfortable for the patient as well as effective. (1)
Third, the leg pain. Pregnant patients may also experience leg
pain besides back pain. That’s not a problem for your Richmond
chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic. Our pregnant patients find relief like the
patient in the Kruse et al. report did: relief in the first visit with total
resolution of pain in just 8 visits. (1)
Another study that interviewed pregnant
women about their chiropractic care quoted one patient as saying (5)
Results may vary, but relief may be at hand!
So if the glow of pregnancy is dimmed by pain
for you or a pregnant loved one, contact Johnson Chiropractic today. You’ll enjoy the
“aww” of pregnancy once again!