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Tips For Reducing Back Pain During Pregnancy El Paso, TX.

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During my first pregnancy, I was in great shape as a yoga instructor. I thought I was ready but juggling:

  • Pregnancy
  • Birth
  • Early motherhood

I realized how intense the weight gain was, especially on my:

  • Back
  • Neck
  • Hips

This turned into a cycle of:

  • Gaining baby weight
  • Losing baby weight

Along with repetitive movements of:

  • Lifting
  • Swaying
  • Hunching over to nurse
  • Bathing

I experienced body discomfort and back pain that I never thought I would feel!

Then came my second pregnancy, and the pain was there again. This time targeting my:

  • Hips
  • Neck
  • Shoulders

And of course, the back pain was there in full force, which discouraged and saddened me.

I was sick of feeling uncomfortable and realized it was time to find a solution I could use at home and every day of my pregnancy.

I surrounded myself with top professionals, absorbed their knowledge and utilized their tips and tools into my daily routine.

Tips to alleviate back pain during pregnancy

These tips come from my background as a yoga instructor along with consultations from my:

Strengthening the abdominals and glutes

During pregnancy when your back hurts it is because you are not using the muscle groups that stabilize the body’s frame.

As you gain pregnancy weight, the discomfort can worsen.

My Pilates instructor showed me deep core strengthening and glute exercises to do at home, which immediately helped alleviate my back pain.

These exercises can get those muscle groups to respond. Therefore, instead of the back doing the work, these muscles take over.

  • Bridges with a rear-end squeeze at the top
  • Pelvic tilts to gently awaken the transverse abdominals

Side-stretching helps  expand the spine

Stretching the sides of your body allows for space between the ribs.

It alleviates back pain and improves breathing.

As pregnancy advances, the middle area of your body can feel tighter.

This is one reason you may feel out of breath.

My massage therapist shared a stretch that helps to open up this space.

  • Sit cross-legged and raise both arms toward the ceiling
  • Put your right hand down and, with the left hand, reach over toward the right side of the room
  • Repeat on the opposite side
  • Take deep breaths

The goal is to reach up and over to improve breathing.

Legs up the wall

Your legs, knees, and feet will begin to feel the effects of added bodyweight and pressure.

A restorative yoga pose that involves placing a yoga mat or blanket as a back cushion next to a wall.

  • Lie on the floor against the wall
  • Let your legs climb up the wall
  • Stretch arms outward and turn your palms up
  • Take deep breaths

This reverses the blood flow and gives your joints a much-needed break.

Hang out and enjoy.

If the back of your legs feel like it’s too much to stretch all the way up, bring the soles of your feet together and let the knees butterfly out to the sides.

Make it a Daily habit

It can be a struggle to do daily stretches and exercises, especially as things get crazier and busier.

But this is what makes these home exercises/tips work.

Get into the habit to make it more personal and make body-care a top priority.

Children and life will try to take over but your wellness needs to come first before the care of others.

Living with back pain is something I would not recommend trying. Instead, see a chiropractor/doctor and learn these exercises and more tips so you can work out the discomfort/pain whenever it presents and enjoy your pregnancy to the fullest.


Lower Back Pain Pregnancy Chiropractic Treatment El Paso, TX

Truide Torres, office supervisor, first considered chiropractic care with Dr. Alex Jimenez throughout her pregnancy as a consequence of her lower back pain. Mrs. Torres experienced aggravating symptoms throughout different stages of her pregnancy, which led her to seek a pure remedy strategy for her well-being, particularly because of her child in the womb. After Truide Torres began chiropractic therapy with Dr. Alex Jimenez, she recovered her overall well-being and managed to go back to her first state of well-being. As a professional manager, Truide Torres additionally receives regular chiropractic care for any lower back pain that might occur as a result of her occupation. Mrs. Truide expresses how important it is to keep her spinal care and she recommends Dr. Alex Jimenez as the non-surgical pick for several health difficulties.

Low back pain, or LBP, is a normal health problem between the muscles, nerves, and bones of the spine. Pain could differ, often called a dull persistent pain or any sudden sharp sense. Low back pain could be classified by length and severity, including acute (pain lasting less than 6 weeks ), sub-chronic (6 to 12 months ), or chronic (over 12 weeks ). The status could be further categorized together with the inherent causes as both bodily, non-mechanical, or referred pain. The signs of lower back pain may generally improve in a couple of weeks, but a few instances may require further treatment. In virtually all episodes of lower back pain, a certain underlying cause is not identified or properly cared for, and health care professionals might feature it to muscle or joint strain.


What’s Afoot

The human body is an intricate machine, and everything is connected so when something goes wrong in one area, it can cause problems in other areas. The back carries a lot of the stress in the body so when there is a problem with the hips, knees, or a foot dysfunction, the spine can bear at least some of the brunt of the pain and other effects.

VasyliMedical Orthotics treat other areas than the feet

NCBI Resources

Chiropractic a preferred treatment for pregnancy low back pain. The chiropractor may perform a spinal subluxation to bring the spine back into alignment and the body back into balance. Regular chiropractic care and following the doctor’s instructions can help greatly decrease low back pain for the mom to be so that she can better enjoy the excitement and joy of her pregnancy.

Dr. Alex Jimenez D.C.,C.C.S.T

Welcome-Bienvenido's to our blog. We focus on treating severe spinal disabilities and injuries. We also treat Sciatica, Neck and Back Pain, Whiplash, Headaches, Knee Injuries, Sport Injuries, Dizziness, Poor Sleep, Arthritis. We use advanced proven therapies focused on optimal mobility, health, fitness, and structural conditioning. We use Individualized Diet Plans, Specialized Chiropractic Techniques, Mobility-Agility Training, Adapted Cross-Fit Protocols and the "PUSH System" to treat patients suffering from various injuries and health problems. If you would like to learn more about a Doctor of Chiropractic who uses advanced progressive techniques to facilitate complete physical health, please connect with me. We a focus on simplicity to help restore mobility and recovery. I'd love to see you. Connect!

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