Increased Risks for Richmond Mothers to Spinal Issues Later in Life

December 04, 2018

Pregnancy produces a most wonderful present to a woman, an often longed for child. Pregnancy occasionally delivers another gift, back pain. Johnson Chiropractic helps brand-new mothers and more veteran mothers alike manage post Richmond pregnancy-related back pain. Richmond chiropractic treatment at Johnson Chiropractic is gentle and safe treatment for post-pregnancy-related back pain, letting mothers of all stages and ages to enjoy their mothering days.

Richmond BACK PAIN ISSUES RELATED TO PREGNANCY: Osteoporosis & Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

Women with pregnancy-related Richmond back pain are welcomed at Johnson Chiropractic. 76% of pregnant women in a recent study reported pregnancy-related back pain. Women who dealt with back pain before getting pregnant experienced an increased risk of pain during pregnancy. (1) For post-menopausal women in general there is a better risk of osteoporosis due to the fast bone loss attributed to estrogen reduction. Issues like obesity, age at menarche, breastfeeding, and parity also play a part. In a new report, the incidence of osteoporosis was 35.24%. Particularly, the risk for post-menopausal osteoporosis increased with the number of children a woman had (higher at more than 4 children) and with the older age (highest at over 35 years) of the mother at the last childbirth. (2) Each full-term pregnancy increases the risk of developing degenerative spondylolisthesis by 22%. A hysterectomy doubles a woman’s odds. Why? It is proposed that it is due to low back pain and diminished abdominal muscles during and after pregnancy that sets up the spine for this condition. (3) One study points out the fact that weak abdominal muscles influence the stability of the spine and likely promote the condition known as degenerative spondylolisthesis. This condition is more usual in women. (4) Johnson Chiropractic gently treats and alleviates pain of spondylolisthesis much to the pleasure of our Richmond chiropractic patients!


Johnson Chiropractic offers chiropractic treatment via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to ease pregnancy-related back pain in women while pregnant and later in life should they develop back pain related to pregnancy and all its effects. Cox® Technic is gentle, safe and specific treatment to a painful spine level. One case report shared that a woman with sciatica during pregnancy found relief of her pain in 8 visits and continued the pregnancy and delivered the baby just fine. (5) Another paper reported on the effectiveness of Cox® Technic for alleviating pain due to stable degenerative spondylolisthesis in 75% of patients. (6) Johnson Chiropractic knows degenerative spondylolisthesis to be a condition that gentle care is more relieving.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Evaline Delson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how well Cox® Technic helps alleviate sciatica for women’s pregnancy-related back pain.

Schedule a Richmond chiropractic appointment now. Johnson Chiropractic manages Richmond pregnancy-related back pain issues for Richmond mothers of all ages and stages so that they may appreciate mothering their children at all ages and stages!

Richmond mothers are prone to develop spinal issues as they grow older.