6 Natural and Therapeutic Ways to Manage Back Pain During Pregnancy

back pain pregnancyWith Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s only fitting that we dedicate our post to moms. Although there are many ways that women become moms, the natural and primary method is through pregnancy. Having a baby is a wondrous miracle. As a new life grows within it can also take its toll on the female body; the mom-to-be experiences many changes during the nine months.

One of the most common ailments women experience during each trimester is lower back pain. There are several reasons why ladies experience back pain, and, depending on the severity, it can be very debilitating. Here are some helpful tips to help you manage the pain.

1. Get Your Rest

Whenever possible, resting in a supportive chair will take the pressure off the lower spinal area. This will help reduce the pain because the back will not have to support the weight of the baby.

2. Add Support

Supporting the body with different products can significantly reduce the level of pain. Shoes designed to support the feet, legs, and back or a back brace can help alleviate the stress and tension in the lower lumbar area.

3. Apply Heat and Cold

Muscles and other tissues respond very well to heat and cold therapy. When applied to the spinal area, the treatment relaxes the region while reducing swelling in the area.  Heat and cold therapy can be used on its own, or in conjunction with other pain management programs.

4.  Massage Therapy

There are specific massage techniques designed specifically for pregnant women. The massage therapy treatments take the pressure off the lower lumbar area while working on the tension that has developed in the tissues. Visiting a therapist is a great way to pamper yourself while treating a common and painful effect of carrying a child.

5.  Chiropractic Care

Like massage therapy, Chiropractors treat the areas that are affected by the growing baby. Regular chiropractic visits throughout your pregnancy will help your body transition through each stage with minimal discomfort. At Stephen Nutt Chiropractic, we help women regularly who are expecting a child. Through ongoing treatments, the expectant mom can go through each stage of the infant’s development with optimal spinal health.

6.  Exercise

Exercising is a great way to strengthen and improve the lower back area. During the nine months, an exercise program can strengthen the muscles; improving their ability to handle the constant changes. Light to moderate weight training, core strengthening moves and yoga can help alleviate tension in the torso.

Being a mom is the most joyous experience in the world. At Stephen Nutt Chiropractic, we want to wish all the beautiful, wonderful, and loving mothers, a fabulous Mother’s Day!