Pregnancy-Related Pain

Chiropractor for Pregnancy Pain in Kansas City

Pregnancy Pain

Pregnancy creates an altered and new center of gravity for the expecting mother. During pregnancy, elevated hormone levels increase joint laxity, which creates abnormal joint positioning and motion. These processes change body mechanics, add pressure and change muscle length and tension- creating muscle imbalances within the body and causing expecting mothers to experience pain and discomfort.

Conditions we Treat

There are three main joints of the pelvis, two sacroiliac joints, and the pubic symphysis. The sacroiliac joints, or SI joints, are composed of an ilium and sacrum. Often, people can feel their SI joints—they are the two bumps on the low back roughly two inches away from the spine. The pubic symphysis is the union of the two pubic bones, which can be felt a few inches below your belt line. This entire complex creates what is known as the pelvic cavity. A growing baby requires room for expansion and will push out on these joints. Typical pregnancy pains can include carpal tunnel type pain (numbness/tingling), SI pain, stomach pain, lower back pain and numbness/tingling down the leg.

Our Treatment Process

At F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic, our chiropractors use a variety of treatment options to best reduce your pain while addressing any underlying biomechanical issues that may be occurring due to your pregnancy.

Our chiropractors for pregnancy pain in Kansas City will provide mobilizations and soft tissue treatments as necessary, accompanied by rehab exercises in order to encourage long-term muscle memory that will provide lasting results.

Possible Treatments for Pregnancy-related pain

Utilizing a chiropractor during and following pregnancy can provider greater pain relief and restoration of mobility than doing in-home exercises alone. The soft tissue techniques accompanied by the appropriate functional movements can decrease pain and imbalances.

Kinesio and Rock Tape

Active Release Techniques

Chiropractic Adjustments

To help combat the specific types of aches and pains associated with pregnancy, our chiropractors utilize a diverse array of skills, including: adjustments, mobilization, corrective exercise programs, corrective breathing strategies, and KT tape to maximize pain relief during pregnancy.

Pregnancy creates an altered and new center of gravity for the expecting mother. This process adds pressure and discomfort and changes the muscle length and tension. Our clinic employs the method of Kinesio Taping to act as a pain relief tool in between visits. KT tape is a clinically effective tool for relieving symptoms associated with pregnancy. KT tape is theorized to work by adding an artificial layer of muscular support as well as increasing the sensory fibers on the belly and back in order to ignore pain fibers.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Tell us about your pain.

Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free phone consultation.

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Meet the team at any of our 10 locations: Lee’s Summit, Leawood, Paola, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Olathe, Overland Park, Liberty, Kansas City & Shawnee.

Contact 22120 Midland Dr. Shawnee, KS 66226 15040 Newton Lane Overland Park, KS 66223 401 NW Murray Rd Lee's Summit, MO 64081 9120 Metcalf Ave Overland Park, KS 66212 4940 W 137th St. Suite C Leawood, KS 66224 505 S. Hospital Dr. Paola, KS 66071 2113 E Kansas City Rd. Olathe, KS 66061 5000 East Bannister Rd. Suite 100 Kansas City, MO 64137 1860 N. Church Rd. Suite B Liberty, MO 64068 1800 Wyandotte #201 Kansas City, MO 64108