Many expecting mothers are well aware of the toll pregnancy has on their lower backs. The rapid weight gain and resulting postural changes often wreaks havoc on structures of the low back resulting in one of the most common symptoms of pregnancy, lower back pain (LBP). Like many sources of LBP, chiropractic care has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment, even for expecting mothers. In a recent review of published research evaluating chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, for pregnancy-related LBP, researchers found that all studies reported positive results for chiropractic care of LBP during pregnancy. While there aren’t a large number of studies to draw from and more elaborate studies are needed, those currently conducted have shown chiropractic care to be beneficial and safe for pregnancy-related LBP.
It’s unfortunate that although many musculoskeletal pains arise during pregnancy, most go untreated, especially in underserved communities. According to a recent study from the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, of the 599 predominantly low-socioeconomic pregnant women surveyed, 67 percent reported musculoskeletal pain with 21 percent reporting their pain intensity as severe. Surprisingly, 80 percent of pregnant women experiencing pain slept less than 4 hours per night and 75 percent of these women took pain medications. Most disappointing, 85 percent of the women felt they had not been offered treatment for their musculoskeletal disorders. Chiropractors are highly skilled in providing care for musculoskeletal pains, including those that arise during pregnancy. If you or another is suffering from pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pains or any type of musculoskeletal pain, please consider scheduling an appointment with a musculoskeletal expert today, your local chiropractor.
Source: JMPT. Vol 30, Issue 2. February 2007.
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Sensory processing disorders (SPD) are impairments in detecting, modulating, interpreting, or responding to sensory stimuli. One study estimates that 5 percent of elementary aged children met the criteria for SPD. These conditions are closely related to other neurodevelopmental disorders and often overlap with autism and ADHD. Recent studies have shown the benefits of chiropractic in enhancing the functionality of individuals with SPD and Autism.
In 2011, we have more children and young adults affected by neurodevelopmental disorders than ever before. There are many factors involved in this such as birth and/or early childhood trauma, environmental toxins, food allergens, the avoidance of breast feeding and heavy vaccination. These are all areas that show promise as causative factors in the formation of neuro-developmental disorders.
Birth trauma can come in the form of a forceps or vacuum extraction delivery. Even normal vaginal or cesarean birth processes can be traumatic. The most vulnerable area of the infant’s body is the upper cervical spine. This also happens to be the area where the brain stem ties into the top of the spinal cord. Birth trauma can significantly damage this region and create a neurological insult that is referred to as subluxation. Dr. Hall has provided conservative, effective care for children with issues like these for 30 years.
At Hall Chiropractic Center, our holistic approach to back pain and other common complaints begins with a whole body assessment to help identify the true underlying cause of certain pain syndromes and other problems. Our whole-body system of care includes joint mobilization, exercise, therapeutic massage, nutritional support and more. . If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us today at 803.412.2240
Pregnancy is a time of dramatic physical, physiological and emotional changes. The physical changes are often accompanied by pain and discomfort in the legs, low back and pelvic region. A recent study showed that leg pain (46%), low back pain (71%) and pelvic girdle pain (65%) are quite common with pregnancy.
Dr. Hall has special training to help relieve pain and discomfort associated with pregnancy. He uses his 30 years of experience to combine safe, proven chiropractic techniques with exercise, stretching and massage to help reduce the physical stresses of pregnancy the pain and discomfort that can be related to it.
At Hall Chiropractic Center, our holistic approach to back pain and other common complaints begins with a whole body assessment to help us identify the true underlying cause of certain pain syndromes and other problems. Our whole-body system of care includes joint mobilization, exercise, therapeutic massage and nutritional support. . If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us today at 803.412.2240