Chiropractic Care of Pelvic Pain During Early Pregnancy

Pelvic Pain During Early Pregnancy

Pelvic Pain During Early PregnancyPelvic pain during early pregnancy is a common occurrence that happens in between hipbones below abdominal area. Pelvic pain during early pregnancy is very uncomfortable to women because the pregnant body is still adjusting to expanding of the uterus.

Symptoms of Pelvic pain during early pregnancy can sometimes cause much pain and discomfort and can limit the movement of the pregnant woman and may also cause impairment in walking.

Abdominal and pelvic pain during early pregnancy can be the first sign of a very serious condition called ectopic pregnancy (the pregnancy is outside the uterus, on the tube for example).

Pelvic Pain During Early Pregnancy

Early in pregnancy, many women have pelvic pain. Pelvic pain refers to pain in the lowest part of the torso, in the area below the abdomen and between the hipbones (pelvis). The pain may be sharp or crampy (like menstrual cramps) and may come and go. It may be sudden and excruciating, dull and constant, or some combination. Usually, temporary pelvic pain is not a cause for concern. It can occur normally as the bones and ligaments shift and stretch to accommodate the fetus.

If caused by a disorder, pelvic pain may be accompanied by other symptoms, including vaginal bleeding ( Vaginal Bleeding During Early Pregnancy ). In some disorders, such bleeding can be severe, sometimes leading to dangerously low blood pressure (shock).

Pelvic pain differs from abdominal pain, which occurs higher in the torso, in the area of the stomach and intestine. However, sometimes women have trouble discerning whether pain is mainly in the abdomen or pelvis. Causes of abdominal pain during pregnancy are usually not related to the pregnancy. Read more here.

Female pelvic pain is typically caused by a medical condition involving the reproductive organs, urinary tract, lower gastrointestinal tract, or muscles of the abdominal wall. The most common diagnoses in reproductive-aged women with acute pelvic pain are an idiopathic pelvic pain, pelvic inflammatory disease, acute appendicitis, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy, and endometriosis.

How Chiropractic Can Help With Your Pregnancy and Birth

Morning sickness. Vomiting. Nausea. Back pain. Pelvic pain. Shortness of breath. Hormones gone wild. High blood pressure. Swollen ankles.

These symptoms are seen as normal during pregnancy, something you better get used to for the next 38-42 weeks. You wanted a baby, now deal with it. Right?

Wrong. Sure these examples are common among pregnant women, but the intensity or even the presence of these symptoms will greatly diminish if under Chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care is not only a wonderful alternative to your pain problems, but it is one of the only back pain treatments that continually return your investment. One of the key selling points for chiropractic care is the anatomically impossible premise that your spinal nerve roots are important to your general health.  See more here.

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy: Safety and Benefits

Why should I have chiropractic care during pregnancy?

During pregnancy, there are several physiological and endocrinological changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby.

The following changes can result in a misaligned spine or joints:

  • Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
  • Pelvic changes
  • Postural adaptations

Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is another reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy. Read the full story here.

Why do you keep going out of alignment?

Correcting your own alignment is huge in helping to reduce your pelvic pain. However, this in itself doesn’t replace the professional help of a chiropractic care. Even though chiropractic care is most widely known for its assistance in treating disorders of the pelvic pain, its benefits and treatment options are much wider than that. The benefits of chiropractic care are well recognized by other health practitioners, with more than 50 percent of physicians referring patients for chiropractic treatment.

If you have severe or chronic pelvic pain, you should talk to our chiropractor professionals who specializes in prenatal care. We balance the pelvis, align the pubic bone, and help alleviate symptoms you may be experiencing. What are you waiting to call us now for an appointment: (619) 831-8777.

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Author: Allison Yardley

Allison has 6 years in practice as a Chiropractor's Assistant and is a licensed Massage Therapist who writes for numerous blogs online. Feel free to comment or ask questions regarding any of Alley's blog posts.