Anyone used a Chiropractor?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by shoelaces17, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. shoelaces17

    shoelaces17 Well-Known Member

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    Hey ladies, I was curious if anyone has used a chiropractor during pregnancy? I am having horrible sciatica and have had a massage therapist mention going to see one, and a co worker I know also suggested one. I'm just unsure if it is something I really want to do, and if it would even help. Anyone have any thoughts? Or experiences?
     
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    Kanichen34 Well-Known Member

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    I swear by my chiropractor - the treatments really help me. The advise he gave me for the sciatica I was having was to lie flat and put a tennis ball under your bum cheek - find the spot where it hurts the most - it will be excruciating. Lay for a few mins. Then get up. It helped me.
     
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    I don't have sciatica, but starting in the third trimester I've had a lot of back pain that, to me, was unbearable. My chiropractor has helped tremendously. I'm walking better now at nearly 37 weeks than I was at 30 weeks and I'm much more comfortable as long as I remember to sit and stand with my weight distributed evenly. I have to say though, after the first visit the pain was worse, but it did get better after the second or third visit!
     
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    luna_19 Mom of two!

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    I had horrible sciatic pain really early on and by 9 weeks I could hardly walk. My chiropractor fixed it right up and I've been going every 4-6 weeks for the rest of my pregnancy to keep the pain from coming back. Chiropractors are trained in special techniques for pregnant ladies and it's totally safe :thumbup:
     
  5. shoelaces17

    shoelaces17 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ladies! Is there anything special I should be looking for when I go in to see one. I have it down to two who are close do they have to have a special table for pregnant women or anything else I should be looking for?
     
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    Cccbb61013 Well-Known Member

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    I'm the odd man out here but I used one with my first pregnancy (also horrible sciatic pain & overall back pain) & it felt good at the time, but didn't do anything for me. Maybe b/c I didn't go enough.
     
  7. mindyb85

    mindyb85 10 yrs ltttc working on rainbow #2

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    Well my dh just graduated from chiropractic college about a month ago and he treats me all the time. All I can say is thank God. My sciatica was so bad I could hardly walk. He would adjust me and I would stand up and the horrible shooting pain would be gone. He's also done some stretching techniques of
    the round ligament and in my glutes area. It hurts a lot but eventually you can feel your muscle relax and its soooo much better afterwards. His table has a drop down piece in the middle for your belly and the part under your legs can be raised to give your belly more space. His is nice because its a "high-low " table meaning it lifts with hydrolics so i never gave to try to turn myself around awkwardly on the table. Hope this helps.
     
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    shoelaces17 Well-Known Member

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    Had my first adjustment today, and OMG it was amazing. I felt like I wasn't even pregnant walking out of there! Feeling a little sore tonight but my appt was super early at 8 this morning so figured as much. Can't wait to go back to my next appt.
     

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