Post # 1
I’m 28 weeks. Over the past month or so I’ve had increasing pain midway up the right side of my back near my spine and ribs. Walking around is fine, but sitting is murder. It’s gotten worse. finally got my 1st prenatal massage and it was lovely. However about an hour later the same pain is creeping in. Has anyone had any luck with a chiropractor? Or complications with one? How many visits did it take to feel better? I honestly don’t know how I’ll be able to sit (or stand) at my desk all day tomorrow!
Post # 3
I started going to a chiropractor probably around 24 or so weeks. I felt relief almost instantly. I had bad pain in my right hip. I went probably every 2-3 weeks after that, sometimes longer. I’d give it is try for sure. Like you, the prenatal massage felt amazing at the time but didn’t help for long term. I got long term results from the chiropractor.
Post # 4
I, too, found the relief to be almost instant with the chiro. Of course it didn’t completely go away the first visit, but I felt better and better with each one.
Post # 5
I would consult your doctor first. My doctor said no chiropractor visits in the 3rd trimester because it can cause contractions.
Post # 6
I went to a chiropractor prepregnancy & have continued going, I’m 34 weeks now. The chiro said that many times seeing a chiro through pregnancy will help with delivery as they are keeping you aligned and helping to reduce pain. I’ve had back pain & hip pain, andit has helped, but some if the pain stays (I think it’s just the natural pregnancy pains). They give me stretches, which is really helpful when I’m really in pain from doing too much.
Post # 7
Chiropractic care through pregnancy can have SO many benefits (there haven’t been any known contraindictions).
I started going in during my second trimester when I injured myself & ended up with PGP! It helped SOOOO much!
Not just that but going through the third trimester (I only went to rectify the injury & once right before labor) can help you not go over your due date & has even been found to SHORTEN labor! (the position of the pelvis is obviously important for progression of labor).
I know alot of conventional doctors that don’t support chiropractors for anyone, but they can be really great for EVERYONE (pregnancy for ease of pain, nausea, & shorten labor & even great for infants when colic & other tummy/sleep issues are prevelant)… They’re widely used in the natural birth community!
I would see about maybe calling a local MW or doulas and see if they have anyone they recommend. =)
Post # 8
I adore the chiropracter and just started going at around 14 weeks. I found someone who specializes in prenatal care so I can continue to see her throughout my pregnancy.
Being aligned and adjusted has been proven to lead to shorter more pain-free labors as when the spine and pelvis go off-kilter, the uterus and baby can turn too. It’s also very effective for moving breech babies! (But if you go regularly you shouldn’t even get to that issue.)
My friend who had a horrible 36+ hour labor with her first due to the baby being in bad position and taking forever to move- had a THREE hour smooth as can be natural birth with her second after regular chiro visits. I’m a huge fan!