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3 Pregnancy Pains and Effective Solutions

By Genevieve Cunningham

Pregnancy is a tough time to be a woman. Not only is your whole life being turned upside down, but your body is turning into something completely foreign. It’s growing and changing and hurting all of the time. While it’s easy to think that these aches and pains are just a part of the experience, you might actually be in luck. Some of the discomfort that comes with pregnancy may be alleviated with a little help. Take a look at these three common complaints of pain, along with two ideas to fight the pain and feel better than ever.

  • Low Back Pain - There are a few reasons that lower back pain might occur. For starters, it has to work harder in order to compensate for the heavier weight. Your body is also flooded with the hormone Relaxin. This hormone releases the joints and ligaments in the body to prepare for birth. But, this can also cause pain as your body adjusts to the sudden lack of support.

  • Sciatica - This doesn’t happen to all pregnant women, but when it does, the pain is severe. Sciatica is the result of pressure on the sciatic nerve. This can cause shooting pain or numbness in the lower back and down the leg. It can range from mild to intense, but it’s usually bad enough to impede everyday life.

  • Hip Pain - As previously mentioned, the body is flooded with a hormone that releases and loosens the joints. This, along with the hips’ responsibility in carrying your larger belly, can cause pain and discomfort in the pelvis.

So, what can be done about all of this pain? While the most relief will come after baby arrives, there are certainly some things that you can do to help with the pain. For starters, make sure that you are exercising daily and moving about regularly. Another great step that you can take is to get regular chiropractic care. Chiropractors can help keep your spine aligned throughout pregnancy. This can help alleviate some of that pressure from growing baby as well as reduce or eliminate many of the aches and pains that come along.

If you would like to try this method, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easy and stress-free. With walk-in appointments and affordable pricing, you can get care without the hassle. Protect yourself and your little one all nine months by getting to The Joint as soon as today.

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