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If you are suffering from extremity pain, you might be noticing the effects of stress on joints associated with your arms, legs, wrists, ankles, shoulders, or neck.
It’s no secret that a woman going through a pregnancy will see all sorts of changes to her body in the process. Certain hormones are released during pregnancy to allow ligaments in the low back and pelvis to loosen in order to make the birthing process possible. These hormones do, however, loosen joints throughout the rest of the body as well, which can lead to some discomfort. Regular chiropractic adjustments throughout pregnancy can help prevent the spine from falling into a bad pattern, which allows for a more comfortable pregnancy.
The Webster Technique is a chiropractic technique that was developed to position the baby in the correct way to allow for a safer birthing process for both mother and baby.
Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD), commonly referred to as pelvic pain, is a condition that is growing more common among pregnant women, either due to increasing maternal age or to the condition simply being diagnosed more frequently. The pain is due to excessive movement of the bones that make up the pubic symphysis, which are the two bones that meet at the front of the pelvic girdle and are connected by a joint made of cartilage and supported by ligaments.
Chiropractors see many causes of pelvic pain in pregnancy; symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) and diastasis symphysis pubis (DSP) are just two of them. Our treatment is very effective for pain relating to the spinal and pelvic joints and the treatment is particularly suitable for pregnant women since it is a safe and natural treatment. Chiropractic treatment does not promote the use of painkillers and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID's) in pregnancy.
Symptoms of SPD include shooting pain in the pubic symphysis area (which often radiates to the abdomen, lower back and upper leg), pain on movement, a waddling gait and swelling in the pubic area. The pain can range from mild to debilitating, and the condition can interfere with normal daily activities such as bending, lifting the leg and getting up from a chair.
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