What is Pregnancy Related Discomfort?
Hormones released during pregnancy allow the ligaments in the pelvis and lower back to soften and the joints to become more mobile in preparation for birth, these changes may cause discomfort to the back and pelvis.
Weight increases as the baby grows, the centre of gravity shifts forward, putting strain directly onto the joints in the back, the muscles therefore have to work harder to keep the body upright.
How we treat Pregnancy Related Discomfort at Richmond Osteopaths
Our aim is to put health back into muscles with gentle stretching and massaging, we work on the joints to help relieve the pressure travelling through them. Exercises are given to take pressure off the muscles.
Get some advice. The simplest little changes in movements will help. Massage of the struggling muscles allow them to better cope with the extra workload.
Book in for a FREE 15 minute consultation today, to see how we can help.
I saw Andre following a particularly painful back spasm. Andre was able to provide pain relief straight away for my back pain but also showed me a number of exercises to manage/prevent pain - some of which you can just about get away with doing in the office! I have always been terrified of osteopathy and acupuncture but I felt I could trust Andre due to his calm and reassuring manner and his explanation of the treatment and root causes of pain throughout - I am glad I did as I feel so much better. Thank you Andre. Amber Chaze