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Did you know that 50-70% of pregnant women experience pregnancy-related back pain? This pain can result in frequent sleep disturbances, impairments to daily activities and routines, and general discomfort. These symptoms are experienced most often in younger women and women with a history of back and leg pain prior to pregnancy. Although it is extremely common to feel back and leg pain during pregnancy, this doesn’t mean that you need to suffer throughout this time.

Pregnancy-related pains are most frequently experienced in the back and legs. Of the 50-70% of pregnant women who experience back pain, 69% report feeling it in their lower back. This being said, every human body is different and so is every pregnancy— if you are expecting and are experiencing pains in other areas, chiropractic care can help.

Dr. Taillefer will perform a thorough clinical examination, which is an essential first step to establishing an effective treatment plan that prioritizes you and your baby’s wellbeing. In-office care can drastically reduce your pain and increase your mobility throughout your pregnancy.

At Motion4Life we use Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction and Compression, which is a gentle, non-invasive treatment that significantly relieves pain. This treatment is used to:

  1. Widen the canal space.
  2. Drop the intradiscal pressure.
  3. Increase the disc height to relieve pain.

Many patients describe the Cox® Technic as “pulling you apart” in a way that relieves pain and minimizes discomfort. The goal of the Cox® Technic is to reduce irritation of your spinal elements, which reduces pain and increases mobility and comfort throughout your pregnancy. Almost all patients report reduced intensity of back pain within 2 treatments.

The way you take care of yourself at home during your pregnancy can have a significant impact on the effectiveness of your in-office treatments. We have a few recommendations for you to follow at home to complement our treatments:

  1. Avoid sitting down for long time periods.
  2. Take nutritional supplements that assist in rebuilding disc cartilage (Speak to your obstetrician for recommendations).
  3. Do exercises as you are able to that keep your spine strong during the course of your pregnancy.
  4. Sleep on a supportive mattress.
  5. Use an ergonomic chair with sufficient back support.
  6. Make adjustments in your daily activities and routine as you near your due date.

This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or
activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a
diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy.
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