Pregnancy pain treatment

Relief from pain during your pregnancy without medication

Each woman’s body responds differently to the changes of pregnancy. Many women develop musculoskeletal symptoms including back ache, pelvic pain, rib discomfort, swelling in the legs, neck pain, headaches and tingling in the hands.

Pregnancy pain causes

Many of the strains and pains of pregnancy are due to changing posture. There is more weight at the front, which can cause strain through the back and neck. The hormone relaxin can lead to ligamentous stain and fluid retention can cause swelling. If ribs do not move sufficiently there can be discomfort at the ribs as the baby grows.

Pregnancy pain risk factors

All pregnant women are susceptible to aches and pains. The risk of experiencing this pain can increase if women exercise beyond their new limitations or over-stretch. Good ergonomic posture is important at work, home and when lifting to reduce strain.

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How our practitioners help


Osteopath

  • Relieve stiffness and discomfort around the pelvis and lower back
  • Improve mobility in the trunk and shoulder to relieve pressure on swollen arms and hands
  • Relieve pain

Massage

  • Soften tight tense muscles in your spine, legs and pelvis
  • Reduce discomfort, pain and stiffness
  • Lymphatic drainage

Living with pain during your pregnancy?

Our osteopaths can help