During pregnancy, elevated hormone levels increase joint laxity which creates abnormal joint positioning and motion. Altering the position and motion of joints creates muscular imbalances within the body. These imbalances cause expecting mothers to experience pain and discomfort.
What are the Symptoms of Pregnancy Related Pain?
There are three main joints of the pelvis, two sacroiliac joints, and the pubic symphysis. The sacroiliac joints or SI joints are composed of an ilium and sacrum. Often, people can feel their SI joints, they are the two bumps on the low back roughly two inches away from the spine. The pubic symphysis is the union of the two pubic bones which can be felt a few inches below your belt line. This entire complex creates what is known as the pelvic cavity. A growing baby requires room for expansion and will push out on these joints. Symptoms can include carpal tunnel type pain, SI pain, stomach pain, and lower back pain.
Consult a Doctor if the Following Occur:
Lower Back Pain
Bowel or Bladder Problems
Numbness and Tingling
What are Common Treatment for Pregnancy Related Pain?
To help combat these specific types of aches and pains a diverse array of skills including: adjustments, mobilization, corrective exercise programs, corrective breathing strategies and KT tape are needed to maximize pain relief during pregnancy.
Pregnancy creates an altered and new center of gravity for the expecting mother. This process adds pressure and discomfort and changes the muscle length and tension. Our clinic employs the method of Kinesio Taping to act as a pain relief tool in between visits. KT tape is a clinically effective tool for relieving symptoms associated with pregnancy. KT tape is theorized to work by adding an artificial layer of muscular support as well as increasing the sensory fibers on the belly and back in order to ignore pain fibers.
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The doctors at F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic in Overland Park & Shawnee, Kansas and Lees Summit, Missouri at here to help lessen and relieve your pregnancy related pain. Do not hesitate, contact us today for leading evidence-based assessments and treatments for your musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.