Chiropractic For Pregnancy

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Rib Pain

Pain that runs along the course of a rib is a common complaint, especially during pregnancy. The patient will often come in complaining of a shooting pain that can also be felt as a burning sensation, and more rarely as an itching sensation. The pain is usually worse with activity and can be become very acute with coughing, sneezing, laughing, bending over, rolling over in bed and other movements.

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Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) can cause shoulder, arm and hand pain, weakness, tingling, burning, aching and numbness during and after pregnancy. Either or both upper limbs can be affected. Pain can start anytime during pregnancy and can be so severe that it interferes with sleep. CTS can make it difficult to hold onto items, and can make your hands feel clumsy and weak.

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During pregnancy, sciatica can often accompany low back or hip pain. This can happen for people who have never had complaints of sciatica before and for people who have a history of sciatica.

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Round Ligament Pain

Pain in the Round Ligament can be felt during pregnancy along the course of the ligament. In a non pregnant woman, the Round Ligament cannot be felt by the patient, but during pregnancy the ligament becomes quite muscular and can have trigger points, which are tight, tender areas.

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Back Pain

One of the most common complaints during pregnancy is that of Back pain. While up to 70 % of all pregnancy women have back pain at some point during their pregnancy, it doesn’t mean that you have to suffer.

While some women begin to have back pain early in their pregnancies, back pain can occur during any point of your pregnancy, and is most common later in the pregnancy.

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