Updated: Mar 7
Every expectant woman is always waiting to meet her bundle of joy. However, during the time that the baby is developing, the protruding weight puts tensional pressure on the back and pelvis. The pressure causes irritation on sciatica, a long nerve that runs from the lower back to the back of each leg.
The condition called Sciatica, causes shooting pain behind the leg, and is made worse by sitting, standing, and walking. There may also be some numbing and tingling sensation down the leg. Other expectant women feel weakness and difficulty walking without pain. Sometimes the pain may travel down to the thighs, legs or down to the ankles. Other expectant mothers also get headaches when they are having sciatic pain.
The Doctor of chiropractic can help deal with sciatica. He works on the source of pain rather than numb the pain with drugs. After some careful examination, he proceeds to provide, evidence-based chiropractic care to introduce proper motion to the affected lower back vertebrae and pelvis to reduce the irritation on the nerve. This kind of gentle, safe and effective procedure is called a chiropractic adjustment.
In the procedure, the chiropractic uses his hands to apply a gentle but controlled force on the joint where there is pressure on sciatica nerve. There is also another method that produces results by aligning the pelvis using cushioned wedges. The joint may or may not make a pop sound as the spine and pelvis is being aligned.
Since the weight of the belly continues to grow throughout pregnancy, there is a risk of the pain coming back. The chiropractor will make recommendations on posture, exercise, stretches and footwear to prevent further pressure on the sciatica nerve. If the recommendations are followed to the letter, there is high chance that the expectant mother will not experience sciatica pain again through entire pregnancy period.
Unlike conventional medicine, chiropractic care is non-drug alternative healthcare that emphasizes on restoring balance back to mind body connection and use of physical techniques to provide relief to pain by aligning the spine and pelvis, muscles and nerves around the source of the pain. The procedures performed on the body are highly effective and safe for both the expectant mother and the unborn child.
Most of the expectant mothers experience instant relief. Others get relief after a series of visits to the chiropractor’s office. Most PPO insurance will cover chiropractic care and is accepted at this Mission Valley chiropractic office.
Get relief from sciatica safely and fast using chiropractic care and welcome the bundle of joy without the pain.
Dr. Kim "Doc Kim" Khauv, your Metro Manila chiropractor, has helped many people live healthier and happier lives.
With over 20 years experience, Dr. Kim Khauv is an award winning American Chiropractor, trained at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in public health and prevention, National Board certified, corrective care chiropractor who has published and presented research nationally and internationally in chiropractic care, wellness, and prevention.
While he was in San Diego, CA, Dr. Kim Khauv was one of only 24 chiropractors in the world working for the United States Navy, providing chiropractic care to active duty military members at Navy Medical Center San Diego for over 5 years.
Dr. Kim Khauv now provides safe, effective, and evidence-based chiropractic care to patients from Makati, Rockwell, Manila, Paranaque, Alabang, Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Pasig, Ortigas, Mandaluyong, Greenhills, San Juan, and Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Conditions that have responded well to chiropractic care are headaches, migraines, neck pain, back pain, pregnancy related back pain, sciatica, and auto injuries. Call today to start enjoying life again.