We help people aged 50+ keep active and free of pain meds
even if their doctors and kids are telling them to "just take it easy."
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We help people aged 50+ keep active and free of pain meds even if their doctors and kids are telling them to "just take it easy."
It is very common to experience pain during pregnancy and all too often it is just brushed off as "This is normal. I'm pregnant and I'm going to hurt." There are many reasons as to why low back pain occurs during pregnancy however in many cases the main culprit is an increase in the release of the hormone Relaxin. This hormone can increase up to 10 times the normal concentration in the body. It helps to prepare the body for delivery by increasing joint laxity. Increased joint laxity or hypermobility without increased stability (muscle motor control) often leads to pain. Implementing the right stretching and strengthening program can significantly reduce musculoskeletal pains associated with pregnancy.
I addition, it is very important to have proper safe and effective soft tissue mobilization of scar tissue that forms after a caesarean section. Scar tissue can bind down on visceral organs causing hypomobility of surrounding structures. Often complications with bowel, bladder (incontinence), digestive, and even low back and pelvic pain can occur years after a C section. Call Berman Physical Therapy today for more information on pain and pregnancy!