You’ve probably read all the books about what to expect when during and after pregnancy. You knew in advance the changes your body would go through – the morning sickness, and the labor process. It’s likely you were even made aware of the potential for lower back pain during this 9-month journey. But no one warned you about the pelvic girdle pain you’re having.
What can you do for pelvic girdle pain? Is it safe to treat during pregnancy or soon afterward? When will it go away?
Let’s address these questions, starting with some good news: there are things you can do to help.
Your low back pain isn’t improving after all this time and you’re wondering why? Shouldn’t the normal healing process have run its course by now? The short answer is – yes. And likely, it did take place. But the longer you experience pain, the more sensitive your nerves become, essentially turning up the “pain volume knob” in your brain.
The good news: there are steps you can take to turn this volume down by:
- Understanding pain
- Sleeping well
- Setting positive goals
Let’s get started…
Low back pain is the most common cause of disability in adults – 84% of people will experience low back pain at some point. Without a doubt, you’ve tried at least one method to help relieve your low back pain – chiropractic, massage, ointments, opioids, braces, ice, heat, maybe even surgery. As time goes on and your pain continues, it’s understandable that you get discouraged. You may become worried that your low back pain might not improve.
I understand your concern.
This article is for you…