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Back Pain After Baby

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WHY WE MAY NEED CHIROPRACTIC CARE AFTER THE BABY IS BORN:
 
Regardless of your birth story, the postpartum period, or fourth trimester, can be one of the most amazing and challenging times of our lives.  Hormonal shifts, sleep deprivation and limited time for self-care can leave us feeling depleted as we focus predominately on caring for our new baby's needs.  Many women seek out chiropractic care during this time for aches and pains, some lingering from pregnancy, some caused by labor and pushing, and some conditions that show up during the early weeks after giving birth.  Many women seek out a chiropractor as part of their postpartum recovery team.  Adjustments can aide in improving posture and flexibility, increasing energy and realigning the spine in order to improve overall function.  This work is so important as we heal and recover as well as prepare for an increase in activity in the months ahead. 
 
COMMON CAUSES OF POSTPARTUM ACHES AND PAINS:

  • Poor posture during feedings
  • Lifting infant carseats
  • Extra body weight
  • Baby wearing
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Lack of exercise/strength
  • Lifting older children


COMMON POSTPARTUM CONDITIONS:

  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica (pain, tingling or numbness in the buttocks, legs, feet) 
  • Upper back/shoulder pain 
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Wrist and elbow pain 
  • Pubic symphysis dysfunction
  • Rib pain
  • Coccyx (tailbone) pain