In the UK, society is naturally supportive of expectant mothers and the healthy gestation of a growing human fetus. We know not to smoke, drink, or even consume certain foods when expecting. As soon as a child is born, however, all attention switches from the mother to the infant. This despite the fact that the after-effects of pregnancy can have a profound effect on female wellness, physiology, and even mental well being.
Could a chiropractor in Peterborough help you recover from postpartum back pain?
Almost all new mothers will experience postpartum back pain in days, weeks, and sometimes months after giving birth. Contrary to popular belief, however, post-pregnancy back pain doesn’t come about just due to increased weight and shifts in a persons center of gravity when pregnant. Instead, postpartum back pain is the result of this and hormones released by a woman’s body when pregnant, which purposefully loosen muscles and ligaments.
Of course, a chiropractor in Peterborough can’t magically reverse such dramatic changes in a persons physiology. Chiropractors do, however, understand something very vital which the mainstream medical community often misses. Namely, unlike after a serious injury, many women simply aren’t given chance to recover properly after birth.
Postpartum back pain & how a chiropractor could help
Immediately after giving birth, new mothers are required to bend, lift, nurse, and suffer from severely disrupted sleep patterns. Needless to say, all of the above can be hugely detrimental to any kind of postnatal recovery. The good news, however, is that when it comes to postpartum back pain, a Chiropractor in Peterborough will often be able to help new mothers recover faster and improve their overall wellness in the process.
Non-invasive & non-pharmacology based treatment
After giving birth, the body essentially attempts to pull itself back together like a puppet trying to reduce the amount of slack on its strings. Constant movement, lack of sleep, and poor posture can, however, play havoc with this process. What a chiropractor in Peterborough will therefore do, is carefully examine the spine and work to identify any and all slight misalignments. These will then be gently corrected and often lead to dramatic reductions in pain and long-term recovery times.
Are you suffering from postpartum back pain? If so, find out more about how you might benefit from chiropractic treatment by reaching out to us today for more information.