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Posture and Back Pain in Moms

Posture and Back Pain in Moms

One of the most common points of pain for new (and experienced) moms is in the low back. There are many factors that work together to create pain in the low back, and it can usually be minimized by working with a pelvic floor physiotherapist in conjunction with a fitness professional who can help you to strengthen your core and make sure you’re moving properly and in proper alignment.

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How Chiropractic Care Made My Pregnancy More Comfortable

How Chiropractic Care Made My Pregnancy More Comfortable

During my pregnancy, the first two trimesters passed without any discomfort beyond the occasional calf cramp and bout of heartburn. As I entered the third trimester, however, I found that the aches and pains of pregnancy started to rear their ugly heads. Despite being tired, I no longer looked forward to bedtime, because that was when the restless legs and hip pain started. As I would sink into my lavender-laced pillow each night, the familiar dance of switching sides to find short-lived comfort began. When using the Snoogle® pillow failed to alleviate my hip discomfort and upper back pain, I realized I had to seek professional help beyond massage. At 34 weeks pregnant, I booked an appointment with Dr. Jennifer Wise and waited anxiously, hoping for some relief.  

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