Low back and pelvic pain
Ida treats many women who are pregnant or new mothers. They are often referred to her by obstetricians.
More than two-thirds of women suffer back pain during pregnancy and one in five mothers-to-be experience pelvic pain, which is sometimes severe. These problems can occur due to mechanical changes in the pelvis which may affect joints of the lower back and pelvis. The pain may be so strong that it makes walking or climbing the stairs almost impossible, or it can remain at a low level, sometimes referring into the groin or down the leg.
Chiropractic care, including hands-on therapy, specific exercises and acupuncture (this will require a referral to a suitable therapist), may help.
Pregnant women are as prone to headaches as everybody else. In some cases, this is linked to neck tension or pregnancy-related changes in posture or movement patterns.
Chiropractic care may help ease the symptoms. Treatment is always tailored to your specific needs, and techniques are gentle and safe. Ida uses a wide range of techniques, such as hands-on manipulation and soft tissue therapy, together with a ground-breaking rehabilitation method called Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation, which can produce fast and long-standing results by helping the body to move properly.
If you develop any sudden and severe symptoms, including acute pain, double vision or seizure immediately seek emergency medical care
Seek immediate emergency care if you experience a red or swollen leg, sudden chest pain, tightness or coughing up blood, as these symptoms may indicate a deep vein thrombosis.