Pregnancy Pain Diamond Creek, Eltham, St Helena, Greensborough, Hurstbridge
Symmetree Osteopathy offers quality care to local residents in Diamond Creek & surrounding areas including Hurstbridge, Kangaroo Ground, Eltham North, Panton Hill, St Andrews, Doreen, Nutfield, Cottlesbridge, St Helena, Eltham and Greensborough.
Over the course of a pregnancy, a woman’s body must be able to adapt to both the structural & hormonal changes that occur to accommodate a growing baby.
The gradual increase in weight causes a shift in the body’s center of gravity and this exaggerates the normal spinal curves. The release of hormones softens the supporting ligaments & muscles of the pelvis. These changes place added stress particularly on the low back and pelvis.
Any old injuries, underlying muscle tightness, joint restriction or pelvic instability will impair a woman’s ability to adapt to these changes and may result in pain & discomfort.
Lower & mid back, buttock & leg pain (sciatica), are some of the most common complaints associated with pregnancy.