Get Rid Of Pregnancy Pain Safely
Chiropractic Specialty Centre® (CSC) has been treating pregnant patients with pregnancy pain since we started operation in 2006. Our combined methods of chiropractic and physiotherapy offer benefits that physiotherapy or chiropractic as a standalone fails to provide for pregnant women who experience spine and joint pain during pregnancy.
Then 40 weeks of pregnancy is divided into three trimesters, each lasting about 13 weeks. A recently published study in the American Journal Of Obstetrics and Gynaecology reported that clinicians should expand the commonly accepted three trimesters of pregnancy to 4 trimesters.
The recommended fourth trimester of pregnancy begins right after birth and lasts for six months. The 4th trimester is when mothers face challenges in taking care of their newborn while they continue with significant changes that the body goes through to heal and recover from childbirth and pregnancy.
Chiropractic Specialty Centre® has specific methods and procedures for the aches and pain of pregnancy many experiences during all four trimesters of pregnancy. We aim to eliminate pregnancy pain through natural and safe meths of chiropractic and physiotherapy in Kuala Lumpur.
Our prenatal and postnatal (postpartum) treatments are provided through integrative care methods for expecting and new mothers that combine pregnancy-specific chiropractic techniques with specialized physiotherapy and pre and postpartum physiotherapy treatments and rehabilitation.CSC’s Clinical Team
What Is Postpartum Pain Syndrome & How A Chiropractor Can Help?
Deforestation, postpartum starts after childbirth. It can last up to six months. However, women with system-free pregnancies suffer from pains and aches after pregnancy (postpartum pain syndrome). Postpartum pain syndromes are the aches and pains related to pregnancy. Postpartum pain syndrome is more common in women who experience pregnancy pains or discomforts during the three trimesters of pregnancy.
The exact cause of postpartum pain depends on many factors, including the daily living activities of the new mother and her overall health. The process of childbirth is a traumatizing event. Many injure the structures in the pelvis (including the pelvic floor muscles, lower back, or their perineal areas during vaginal birth. In some instances, surgical interventions and cesarian section (c-section) can damage structures in the pelvis, including the pelvic soft tissues (ligaments & muscles).
Pregnancy chiropractors and physiotherapists are the best and most effective in helping a new mother recover from postpartum pain syndrome. Chiropractic Specialty Center® has been treating postpartum pain in Malaysia for over 15-years. Our methods combine the best of:
- Webster techniques
- Chiropractic Activator methods of pregnancy
- Pregnancy-specific physiotherapy
- Customized postpartum stretches, exercises, and rehabilitation.
What Is The Best Treatment For Prenatal Pain Syndrome (Prenatal Pregnancy Pain)?
Carpal tunnel, painful shoulder, knee, and back pain during pregnancy are widespread. According to published research, nearly all pregnant women will experience back pain during pregnancy. The mid-point of the third trimester or about the 7th Month of pregnancy is when back pain becomes unbearable for most expecting mothers. The main culprit in the development of pregnancy pain during the 6th and 7th months of pregnancy is the rapid weight gain that causes postural changes.
The most common cause of back pain in the 7th Month of pregnancy is pelvic issues that cause misalignment of the sacrum (tailbone), further aggravated by increased production and secretion of relaxin hormone.Yama Zafer, D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic)
Chiropractic Specialty Center® (CSC) offers customized prenatal treatment by our award-winning chiropractors and physiotherapists. CSC’s prenatal and pregnancy pain treatment programs are customized in a manner that identifies spine and joint dysfunctions or weakness caused by hormonal changes and postural changes during pregnancy. CSC’s personalized prenatal treatment for joint pain and back pain during pregnancy will help restore and improve joint and spine alignment through specialized methods of pregnancy-specific chiropractic combined with physiotherapy; contact us today for a detailed assessment by one of our expert chiropractors.
What Is The Cost Of Prenatal Pain Syndrome Treatment?
At CSC, we are very transparent with the costs of care and prices. Moreover, we provide the least expensive prenatal and postpartum care and treatments in Malaysia that combine physiotherapy with chiropractic. The average prenatal cost of treatment at our center is RM110 to 145 per session. Prenatal care at Chiropractic Specialty Center® may take 45-75 minutes. It is the most comprehensive and safest prenatal and postnatal treatment for pregnant women and new mothers; call our WhatsApp us today on 017-269-1832
Postnatal Treatment Costs
Prenatal and postnatal treatment costs can range from RM115 to RM350. The treatment price by a chiropractor alone can range from 165 to 350, but in our center, the chiropractic treatment or adjustment is RM 100 only. The postnatal costs of care we provide through our integrative and combined treatment from physiotherapists and chiropractors depend on the procedure you receive. On average, the cost of postnatal treatment can range from RM 145-188 when our chiropractors and physiotherapists treat you during the same session.
Brief Overview Of The Trimesters Of Pregnancy
A full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks but can range from 37 to 42 weeks, divided into three trimesters. To help you understand what happens in each stage, we have provided a brief overview of the three trimesters and the fourth trimesters that start after childbirth below:
- First Trimester of Pregnancy: The first trimester begins at gestation (week zero) and lasts for 13 weeks. In this stage, your body undergoes many changes that cause pregnancy pain, aches, and symptoms such as nausea, breast tenderness, and neck and back pain. In the first trimester of pregnancy, progesterone, relaxin, and estrogen levels increase dramatically. Relaxin and progesterone act as muscle relaxers and help prepare the body for pregnancy. However, the muscle-relaxing aspects of these two hormones may also cause problems in the spine, joints, digestion, and bowel movements.
- Second Trimester of Pregnancy: For most, the second trimester of pregnancy is the best stage of pregnancy. But for others, it may be the start of pregnancy aches and pains. Many reports improvements in nausea, but complaints of aches and pain in the spine or joints, especially pain in the pelvis, wrists, and ankles, may increase.
- Third Trimester of Pregnancy: In the third stage of the trimester of pregnancy, the estrogen, and progesterone increase, reaching their peak at the 32nd week. It’s not uncommon to notice swelling around the ankles and feet. In addition, some will experience heartburn or acid reflux due to a combination of reasons, including a groin baby and increased hormones (Relaxin and progesterone).
- Fourth Trimester of Pregnancy: Many experts recommend adding to the existing three trimesters of pregnancy. The fourth stage starts after childbirth and can last as long as six months post-delivery (postpartum). Experts recommend an update because new mothers face many challenges after delivery, including back pain, sciatica, and abdominal discomfort.
What Are The Ten Most Common Aches & Pains Experienced During Pregnancy?
Pregnancy pain, such as back pain or joint discomfort, impacts all new and expecting mothers during pregnancy and up to six months after giving birth. Here are the ten most common pregnancy aches and pains experienced by most:\
- Back pain during pregnancy
- Pelvic pain during pregnancy
- Sciatica & Sciatic Nerve Pains During Pregnancy
- Leg cramps or leg pain during pregnancy
- Neck pain & upper back pain during pregnancy
- Pregnancy headaches & migraines
- Pregnancy dizziness & stomach ache during pregnancy
- Wrist pain & carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy
- Lower abdominal pain during pregnancy
- Numbness & tingling in arms and legs during pregnancy
What Is The Most Common Cause Of Pregnancy Pains & Aches?
Hormonal changes are the leading factor in the development of aches and pains of pregnancy. Sciatica, back pain, headaches, or neck pain in new or expecting mothers is closely linked to the hormonal changes that the mothers’ body goes through. Hormones such as relaxin and progesterone help relax muscles and loosen ligaments, preparing the body for pregnancy and childbirth.
New and expecting mothers who are physically active or continue to work in physically challenging conditions will have higher risks of developing spine, joint, musculoskeletal symptoms, and pregnancy pains. The most common symptom experienced by nearly all pregnant women is back pain. Aside from back pain and sciatica, neck pain, headaches, and joint problems, including carpal tunnel, are common issues that surface during pregnancy or soon after birth (the 4th trimester).
The Relaxin Hormone
Relaxin is a hormone found in men and women. In men, it is secreted by the prostate gland. In women, it is secreted by the ovaries (corpus luteum). During the menstrual cycle, relaxin levels are controlled by the pituitary gland (luteinizing hormone), while the placenta release and contains its levels during pregnancy through human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG).
Relaxin is essential in regulating the menstrual cycle, especially in the preparation of the uterus for pregnancy. Moreover, as the same name implies, the relaxin hormone softens and relaxes the ligaments within the pelvis to accommodate the growing fetus and aids the process of childbirth by preparing the cervix for delivery.
The relaxin hormone is at its highest level and the first trimester of pregnancy to promote and maintain the implanted fetus on the uterus wall. Relaxin hormone level drops during the second trimester of pregnancy but remains high compared to normal. However, it rises again during the later stages of pregnancy (during the 7th, 8th, and 9th months) to prepare to pelvis and cervix for childbirth.
According to published studies, the relaxin hormone levels stay elevated throughout the pregnancy. Levels decrease after childbirth but remain at higher levels during the first 6-8 months postpartum. As such, we advise all expecting and new mothers to stay alert and avoid poor postures and excessive exertion to prevent pain and injuries.
How Do The Relaxin Hormone Impact Spine & Joints During Pregnancy?
The full impact of increased levels of relaxin hormone is not well understood. However, published research elaborates on the close relations between increased relaxin levels and musculoskeletal pain and injuries. Several studies were published on the impact of relaxin on joints and their connective tissue in pregnant and non-pregnant females.
Published reports have concluded that musculoskeletal pains and injuries are more common when there is an increase in relaxin in circulation or tissue. The increased incidence of pain and injuries is likely due to the softening of soft tissues (relaxing of ligaments, tendons, and muscles). As such, pregnant patients need to be careful throughout pregnancy, but more so during the first trimester when the relaxin hormone levels are at their highest.
A comparative review of knee pain and ACL injuries in collegiate women compared to men resulting from ligaments laxity resulting linked to higher levels of relaxin hormone was postulated by the authors of a published report in the academic journal of In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology.
Rib Pain During Pregnancy
If you are experiencing rib pain during your pregnancy, you are not alone, as rib pain in pregnancy is relatively widespread. Rib discomfort during pregnancy is most common during the later stages (third trimester) when the baby is rapidly groin. Moreover, it is often caused by the baby moving around, stretching, or just kicking you in the ribs.
Pregnancy rib issues are easily treatable by applying moist heat to the painful ribs. If pain continues, specialized methods of gentle chiropractic for the ribs through the Activator methods of chiropractic technique can resolve rib pain quickly.
Pelvic Pain During Third Trimester
The pelvis is a common source of pregnancy pain. Pelvic pain is referred to as stomach aches or pain that occurs below the belly button. But it can also refer to pain around the lower back, hips, and buttocks. As such, the use of the term pelvic pain can be very generalized and non-specific.
Depending on the source of causative factors, the pain felt in the stomach or pelvic area including the pelvic bone and can be sharp and intense or mild and dull. Regardless of severity, frequent pelvic pain needs urgent attention during pregnancy, If you are pregnant and experience occasional frequent pelvic aches and pains. you need to visit your gynecologist to ensure a healthy pregnancy.
Pelvic pain and stomach ache that accompanies fever, chills, vaginal bleeding, or leakage of fluids need urgent medical attention. Other signs that may indicate serious issues in pregnant patients with pelvic pain are severe and intense pain, decreased baby movement, nausea, vomiting, or blood in the stool.
Spasm of the round ligament is a non-threatening cause of pelvic pain below the belly button. Careful assessment and treatment by one of our expert evidence-based Doctors Of Chiropractic can help eliminate pelvic aches and pains caused by the round ligaments in pregnant patients and new mothers.
Hip, Thigh, Groin & Pelvic Bone Pain Caused By Round Ligament Of The Uterus
Round ligaments tissues are a common cause of pelvic pain and musculoskeletal-related disorders in pregnancy pain. The primary function of the round ligament is to help support the suspended uterus in place by anchoring the fallopian tubes to the pelvic bone anteriorly. Pregnancy puts excessive stress on the round ligament and often causes the round ligament to stretch too much, leading to weakening. Round ligament pain is most common among pregnant women and those who have given birth. However, it can also occur in nuligrvida patients (females who have never been pregnant).
The good news is that chiropractors of chiropractic specialty centers use specialized and sage methods of manual therapies for the round ligament. Contact one of our centers today to eliminate the cause of hip pain, groin pain, pelvic bone pain, and round ligament pain safely and effectively.
Pelvic pain during pregnancy is most common between the 5th to 9th months of pregnancy. If you experience frequent pelvic bone pain during the fifth month of pregnancy or earlier, you will need to get your hips, low back, and pelvic bone assessed and treated before your 6th and 7th month of pregnancy. Expecting mothers who experience pelvic or hip pain in the first or second trimesters of pregnancy need focused and targeted methods of chiropractic and physiotherapy to prevent worsening and continuation of pain.
Pubic Pain During Pregnancy
Pelvic bone pain during pregnancy is all too common. Suprapubic pain in pregnancy is descriptive of pain felt below the umbilicus, just above the pubic bones. The suprapubic pain usually indicates labor if it occurs in the later stages of pregnancy, and you will need to see your doctor right away.
Public pain in pregnancy occurs in the third trimester, but for some, it can be present as early as in the first trimester. Expecting mothers who are very active in sports and sit for extended periods are at significant risk of developing pubic pain in the suprapubic regions. Pubic, pelvic girdle aches and pains result from increased hormones that cause relaxation of soft tissues (muscles and ligaments).
Groin Pain During Pregnancy
Groin pain is another common complaint during all stages of pregnancy. Gorin-related pregnancy pain is more common after the sixth month (start of the 3rd trimester). Patients who experience groin pain in their first and second trimesters need specialized attention before the start of rapid weight gains in the third trimester.
The best and most effective means of managing groin pain during pregnancy is a combination of chiropractic treatments through the Activator method combined with prenatal-specific physiotherapy methods. Chiropractic Specialty Center® is a premier spine and joint therapy center that specializes in pregnancy pain treatment; contact us today for more information.
Sciatica & Leg Pain During Pregnancy
Prenatal and postnatal chiropractic with physiotherapy for sciatica is a common pregnancy pain between the 7th and 9th months of pregnancy. Moreover, sciatica and back pain is the number one complaint in new mothers (3-6 months after delivery). Sciatica is a painful condition that results from compression of the sciatic nerve. The hallmark symptom of sciatica is pain that radiates down the back of the thigh and leg. In addition to leg pain, most sciatica patients will also complain of numbness, tingling, or weakness in the leg.
In some, sciatica may also present with an accompanying blower back pain during pregnancy. The most common cause of sciatic and leg pain is a compressed spinal nerve in the lower back. Sciatica and leg pain can occur in the early stages but are more common in later stages of pregnancy. Mothers with pre-existing lower back issues are more likely to develop sciatica during pregnancy.
What Cause Pregnancy Back Pain & How To Relief It?
Nearly all pregnant women will experience back pain during pregnancy. In some instances, back pain during pregnancy is self-limiting, and patients recover without any need for specialized care. However, there are instances when pregnant patients and new mothers experience frequent or chronic back pain. Recurring and chronic back pain must be assessed and carefully treated, ensuring a healthy pregnancy and a pain-free postpartum as you take care of your newborn.
Pregnancy back pains experienced during the early months of pregnancy are more concerning as they can rapidly worsen in the second or third trimesters of pregnancy. Females with ongoing or pre-existing back problems are most likely to develop intense backache during pregnancy.
Increased hormones (progesterone and relaxin) and rapid weight gains or the main causative factors and the development of backaches during pregnancy. Progesterone and the relaxin hormones increase significantly during pregnancy and continue to be at higher levels throughout pregnancy and up to six months after giving birth (postpartum). These two hormones are the leading causes of musculoskeletal-related pregnancy pain.
13 Activities That All New & Expecting Mothers Should Avoid Pregnancy Back Pain
New and expecting mothers should avoid many things during and after pregnancy. This section concentrates on activities that are harmful to your well-being during pregnancy and six months after you have given birth. Therefore, to help you avoid pregnancy pain, we have provided a list of activities that new and expecting mothers should refrain from:
- No cycling, running, or jogging
- Avoid any impact exercise
- Be mindful of your posture and avoid prolonged sitting
- Avoid activities that increase the risk of falling
- Avoid lifting heavy items new line
- You should avoid jumping and bouncing
- Avoid high altitudes unless you are already living in one
- Refrain from twisting, back extension, or bending forward
- Do not stand in one place for too long
- Avoid yoga altogether
- Avoid any exercise that involves lying on your back for extended periods
- Stop abdominal exercises, especially setups
- Avoid theme park rides or adventure rides
Whom Should You See For Pregnancy Pain In Your Spine & Joint?
New mothers and expecting mothers who suffer pregnancy pains should seek conservative treatment that correctly identifies the root causes of their symptoms without medication or injections. A doctor of Chiropractic who is experienced in treating prenatal and postnatal is your best option. It would help if you visited chiropractors that treat patients through the Activator chiropractic method as it is the safest, most researched, and gentlest chiropractic treatment method.
Chiropractic Specialty Center® has been treating spine and joint conditions for new and expected mothers for more than 15 years in Kuala Lumpur. Contact one of our centers today for holistic therapies and treatments that quickly get rid of the aches and pains of pregnancy. The best option is getting treated with an integrative system that combines Activator chiropractic methods with focused physiotherapy.
Get the best out of your prenatal and postnatal care by visiting one of our centers today. At CSC, we provide the best and most comprehensive treatments to relieve and eliminate pregnancy pain with lasting relief safely.
What Type Of Treatment Is Best For Pregnancy Pain?
The aches and pains of pregnancy are treatable and recoverable with conservative treatments from chiropractors and physiotherapists. Physiotherapy helps pregnancy pain by eliminating tense, weak, or damaged soft tissues (tendons, muscles & ligaments). Chiropractic treatment of pregnancy aches and pains is best for back pain, carpal tunnel pain, rib-cage pain, or hip pain as it stabilizes the spine, joints, nervous stems, and soft tissues.
Pregnant patients and new mothers get better results when they receive a combined and collaborative prenatal or postnatal treatment from chiropractors and physiotherapists during the same session. The combined and integrative chiropractic methods with physiotherapy are the best and safest way of getting rid of pregnancy pain for the lower back, joints, ribs, or muscles.
What Is Chiropractic & Is It Safe During Pregnancy?
Chiropractic care is the art and science of keeping the spine, joints, nerves, nervous systems, and all their related soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments). Chiropractors aim to fix and repair the spine, joints, ligaments, and muscles with specialized and precise soft tissue and joint mobilization methods called chiropractic adjustments. There are no known side effects or contraindications to chiropractic treatments provided with non-rotary chiropractic adjustment methods.
Gonstead and Diversified chiropractic treatment methods are two examples of rotatory methods of treatment. Diversified and Gonstead techniques are two of the most common chiropractic system of care for neck and back pain. We recommend the Activator chiropractic method at CSC as it is the safest and gentlest chiropractic treatment technique. Moreover, the Activator chiropractic treatment method for pregnant women provides better targeting with precision.
Is There A specialized Method Of Chiropractic Treatment For Pregnant Women?
All chiropractic techniques are suitable for pregnant females and new mothers when modified to meet the patient’s therapeutic need. The Webster chiropractic method uses a modified version of the Diversified technique with soft tissue mobilization. While many use the Webster methods successfully, a better version is through the Activator methods combined with soft tissue mobilization.
The main reason the modified Activator method is better than the Webster method (modified Diversified) is that the Actuator method has no twisting, popping of bones, or pushing on the spine. The
As such, the Activator method is not the most sought-after system of chiropractic treatment for pregnancy-related back or joint pain. As such, most Webster practitioners are now incorporating activators into their treatment of new and expecting mothers.
Get Treated By An Experienced Pregnancy Chiropractor At CSC
Chiropractic Specialty Center® in Kuala Lumpur has some of the most experienced chiropractors in Malaysia. Our director (Yama Zafer, D.C.) is one of the most experienced pregnancy chiropractors with over 25 years of clinical excellence. Pregnancy pain impacting joints and spine, including groin, wrists, knees, hips, and lower back, is treatable safely by our experienced pregnancy chiropractor.
Yama Zafer, D.C., has been using Webster methods of chiropractic combined with specialized forms of Activator in treating patients with spine and joints for over two decades. He has taught his methods of treating pregnant patients to hundreds of physiotherapists and chiropractors in Malaysia over the last fifteen years. If you are pregnant and in need of a pregnancy chiropractor, visit our Bukit Damansara (Kuala Lumpur) center today to get the most out of your chiropractic care during pregnancy or after giving birth.
Physiotherapy Treatment For Joint & Back Pain During Pregnancy
Physiotherapy treatment to help restore and maintain fitness levels following injury or pain. In addition, physiotherapy can help improve posture, flexibility, and strength for patients of all ages, including new and expecting mothers. Pregnancy physiotherapy combined with the treatment provided by an experienced pregnancy chiropractor is most beneficial during and after pregnancy.
Chiropractic Specialty Center®(CSC) in Kuala Lumpur offers prenatal care and postnatal treatment (treatment for expecting & new mothers) with customized methods of pregnancy physiotherapy combined what evidence-based chiropractic physiotherapy treatments.
CSC’s Combined and integrated customized methods of treatments help pregnant women a new mothers recover faster by leveraging pregnancy-specific systems of physiotherapy and chiropractic during the same session. Best of all, the care you get from our clinical team is customized to meet your therapeutic requirements during all stages of pregnancy safely for mothers and their babies.
The hormonal changes you experience during pregnancy and soon after giving birth cause your spine, joints, and pelvic floor muscles and ligaments to soften and get weak over time. Also, most pregnant women will develop muscle knots, trigger points, or myofascial points around the pelvic bone, pelvis, and buttocks.
Pregnancy Pain Caused By Muscle Knots, Trigger Points & Myofascial Points
Muscle knots are areas of trigger points that develop in tendons and muscles. Muscle knots and trigger points are common causes of pregnancy pain, including the painful groin and lower abdominal pain. Over time they lead to pain and discomfort that doctors have termed myofascial pain syndrome.
Myofascial Pain Syndrome During Pregnancy & After Giving Birth
Chronic pelvic pain A new and expecting mothers or closely linked to myofascial pain syndromes caused by knots or nodules that develop in the round ligament of the uterus or the pelvic floor muscles. Muscle knots (trigger points) or common during pregnancy, resulting from increased hormonal changes that cause rapid changes in posture. The postural changes of pregnancy cause knots or trigger points due to increased stress and tension on muscles and tendons.
Muscle and tendons or the pelvic floor, thighs, and spine are the root cause of myofascial pain syndrome experienced by new and expecting mothers. We recommend a combination of specialized physiotherapy with pregnancy chiropractic treatment customized to your specific needs. CSC’s customized myofascial release methods, trigger point therapy, and round ligament release by our pregnancy physiotherapist and chiropractors combined to eliminate chronic pelvic pain and other pregnancy pain faster.
Contact us today to learn how you can benefit from our personalized pregnancy treatment programs (prenatal & postnatal therapy) for pelvic bone pain, groin pain, lower abdominal aches, or other musculoskeletal pregnancy pain you are experiencing; we can help. Chiropractic Specialty Center® provides customized pregnancy pain treatment for new & expecting mothers; contact us now to recover faster with lasting relief.