Archive for August 2017
Chiropractic for an Easier Labor
Chiropractic facilitates an easier labor and delivery
Regular chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy have been linked with shorter, less stressful labors. At Family Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center, we are specialists in pregnancy chiropractic. The hormonal and structural changes that occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy often conspire to leave her pelvis out of alignment, creating a domino effect of instability in the base of the spine. This contributes to back pain and can make it difficult for the baby to get into a proper birthing position.
Pain and Pregnancy Should not be Considered Normal
Aches and pains should not be what you remember from your pregnancy
Unfortunately, the narrative our society has accepted is that aches and pains are par for the course when it comes to pregnancy. And when it comes to relief, traditional forms of pain management fall short. Pain medication is a no-go because of the dangers for the fetus; herbal remedies and diet seem to only go so far when it comes to helping back pain. So where does this leave the prospective mother with lower back pain? No matter the severity of your pain, you can do something about it! Chiropractic is tailor made for addressing the aches and pains of pregnancy.
A System for Understanding your Back Pain
No pain is the same
Accordingly, pain should be treated on an individual basis. Even two people with the same diagnosis may respond completely differently to a given treatment. What works for one doesn’t necessarily work for the other. A very frequent treatment for back pain is non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs which repress symptoms while coming with a laundry list of side effects and potential health risks. What’s more, many studies have found that the actual impact on pain management is slight when compared to other forms of treatment. The important thing to remember is that if something is not working for you, there is probably another treatment that will.
Does your Back Pain Prevent you from Sleeping?
Chronic back pain does not mix with sleeping
Chronic pain itself is already creating enough of a drag on your life; when it starts to interfere with your sleep, it’s time to seek relief. People with chronic back pain often don’t sleep well, and people who don’t sleep well often suffer a domino-effect of other health concerns, not the least of which are heightened stress levels. Chronic pain may be an unavoidable part of your life, but you can limit the degree to which it affects the quality and quantity of your sleep.
Back pain and bedtime
At Family Chiropractic & Natural Health Center, we are musculoskeletal specialists who can help you find relief from the chronic pain that is preventing your sleep. Between chiropractic treatment modalities and lifestyle adjustments, we promise there is a way you can find restful, pain-free sleep again. It begins with determining the true cause of your back pain; this is the single most important part of any formula for sleeping with chronic pain. Once we determine what is causing your pain, we set a course for treatment that involves a number of modalities including chiropractic adjustment, decompression therapy, massage and trigger point release. These modalities stimulate the feel-good response. The majority of our clients feel great upon leaving the office and often report that they have had their best sleep in memory after a visit to the chiropractor.
Pain relief for sleeping
But we know that the chiropractor’s office simply isn’t enough to completely revolutionize your sleep with chronic pain. It involves lifestyle adjustments, including diet and alcohol management; and more intangible factors such as sleep environment, mattress and pillow type. All of these things are within your power; it is time to stop letting chronic pain wreak havoc with your sleep life. Take back the power of sleeping from your back pain by calling our office to schedule an appointment today.
Morning Back Pain
Back pain in the morning is the worst way to start the day
Waking up can be a nightmare when you live with morning back pain. Often the pain is at its most intense immediately upon waking, and may dissipate throughout the day to the point where you feel almost no pain at nighttime.
Symptoms of back pain in the morning include:
- Tightness, stiffness, reduced range of motion
- Sharp pain that makes movement difficult
- Feelings of frustration and stress associated with lack of sleep and pain