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Post Pregnancy Pelvic Concerns

During the 9 months of pregnancy, the expectant mothers pelvis gradually changes shape and position to aid in the successful birth of a newborn baby.  Along the way, sometimes the pelvic joints can get stuck or fixated in the wrong position. This minor alignment issue can cause symptoms that feel anything but minor. For example; buttock pain, sciatic nerve irritation causing sciatica leg and foot pain and hip joint pain. Worst case scenario is there will be autonomic nerve dysfunction coming from the lumbar and sacral areas that can affect bladder control. Meaning the pregnant mother-to-be might have issues with urinary flow or leakage. During routine pregnancy care, the chiropractor continually monitors the patient's pelvic alignment and makes simple, gentle adjustments to correct any fixated, misaligned spinal and pelvic bones.

Post pregnancy:  Occasionally after the successful delivery of the baby, the mother's pelvic alignment may worsen depending on the intensity of the labor process. This means that urinary and bladder issues may develop. At this point, it is important for the patient to seek medical care to evaluate the bladder for function and health.  If everything is ok, the chiropractor can realign the pelvis, restoring nerve flow to the bladder and restoring normal bladder function.

In addition, during and post pregnancy, the chiropractor can prescribe exercises to strengthen the muscles that control the bladder. Proper pelvic alignment, normal nerve flow and strong pelvic muscles should eliminate bladder control problems in patient whose bladder does not have any underlying problems.

The chiropractor is an important part of the pregnancy and post pregnancy health care team.

Dr J. Zimmerman, Chiropractor Dr. Zimmerman is a practicing chiropractor from Galloway, NJ with 30 years of chiropractic practice.

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