Treatment of Back Pain during Pregnancy in the Kansas City Area
At Danto Osteopathic, we take the postural and hormonal changes the female body encounters as part of pregnancy very seriously. Pregnancy changes and the treatment of people during pregnancy should be natural and gentle. To address pregnancy low back pain we diagnose and treat the musculoskeletal system and apply gentle and specific Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) and Exercise Prescription. If the pain is not relieved and there are musculoskeletal indications, then Dr. J. may recommend Medical Acupuncture or another type of treatment.
Postural Changes Due to Pregnancy and the Benefits of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
Low Back Pain In Pregnancy
Being pregnant includes both physical changes affecting the posture hormone changes that increase the curvature of the spine and may accentuate muscle imbalances or joint motion restrictions that result in pain. There have been several studies demonstrating the consistent benefits of OMT. Dr. J. chats about these in the YouTube video and we have a link to one of the studies on our News page.
Neck Pain & Upper Back Pain in Pregnancy
Being pregnant does not just effect the lower back...it may cause or accentuate neck pain and upper back pains too. The postural and hormonal changes affect the entire spine. The Evidence-Based Medicine support of OMT for these problems is limited to level 3 and 5, which means that it is based upon understanding the physical changes and creating appropriate treatment, as well as experience.
Hand Pain and Numbness of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
The enriched blood of pregnancy that helps deliver nutrition to two may result in swelling. Optimization of the musculoskeletal areas affected by the symptoms and the postural changes contributing to inefficient circulation of the body fluids has been shown to reduce these problems and help patients. The Evidence-Based Medicine support of OMT in patients with these problems is level 2, 3, & 5.
Optimizing the Body for Delivery
Much of the labor process is to prepare for the delivery of the baby. Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is designed to optimize soft tissue, muscle, joint, and nerve function. By the nature of results of OMT and the goals of its application it should help to prepare one's physical body for delivery.