During pregnancy, many mothers can speak to the muscle strains, pelvic pain and headaches as a very real part of this exciting time. Most women will gain an average of 25 to 35 pounds and this fact combined with the added stress a growing baby can cause the mother’s body mild to severe pain. Women seek help most commonly for back pain, abdominal pain, migraines, joint pain and fibromyalgia. Becca has found considerable relief for low back and pelvic pain since recently beginning care. She comments she is more comfortable and able to sleep much better at night as well.
The Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health wrote that “despite the apparent impact it has on women, many cases of low back pain of pregnancy go unreported to prenatal providers and/or untreated.” It is estimated that nearly half of all expectant mothers seek out non-medical treatments for back and pelvic pain, headaches and muscular aches since conventional treatments aren’t an option or increase risk to the unborn child. The best pregnancy help is a natural, risk free one.
Yet, even with the risks, the prescription rates of opioid painkillers like Vicodin and Oxycotin have risen dramatically over the last decade. The 1997-2005 U.S. National Birth Defects Prevention Study showed that codeine and other narcotic painkillers may increase the risk of some birth defects that include atrial and ventricular septal defects and spina bifida. Long term use can lead to the unborn child’s dependency and withdrawal symptoms in the first few days after birth.
Dr. Lavender and Dr. Jarman are both board certified Atlas Orthogonists providing very gentle and precise care to expectant mothers and their families for over 15 years. Parents don’t have to worry about the potential risks that painkillers may have on their unborn child. For the Best Pregnancy help, Foresight Chiropractic Wellness Center offers natural, drug-free relief to ensure the pregnancy is as comfortable and healthy for both mother and child. For pregnancy help call 480-325-6977 to schedule your free consultation today and improve your health and that of your family.