Prenatal chiropractor - Dr. Jesse - discusses the use of a Boppy Pillow at home while you are sleeping to relieve hip pain and back pain! Our pregnancy chiropractor demonstrates how to use this pillow to decompress and provide pain relief in that hip during side-lying for pregnant mamas!
Labor + Delivery Prep with Partner:
Side Lying Release, Sacral Rocking, + Sifting
Side lying release is a technique performed by a partner - to help open the sacrum / pelvis and release pressure - further aiding into the correct position for delivery. This also relieve painful pressure in areas such as the low back, pelvis, pubic symphysis and hips.
Sacral rocking is a technique performed by a partner to help decrease pressure in the sacral and pubic symphysis regions - while also increasing movement to aid in baby positioning and low back / SI pain relief.
Sifting is a technique performed by a partner to decrease pressure on the low back. For further information on this technique - reach out to a Birthing Doula or look into Spinning Babies.
Kinesiology Tape is a wonderful tool to use for muscle pain and tension.
When taping, you can cut the corners off for a better stick. You can also use small brace pieces to hold the edges down. Apply the tape with a slight pull of tension - 20-30%. This allows for the skin to pull up which allows for lymphatic drainage.
Here at CHIRO FOR MOMS we discuss stretches to provide pain relief for low back pain. Our female chiropractor demonstrates some techniques to relieve lower back discomfort in women who are not pregnant! There is a lot of time spent on the back here so pregnant mamas this one is not for you - see our website for pregnancy specific low back pain stretches!
Here at CHIRO FOR MOMS, our prenatal chiropractor demonstrates how to use tape to provide pain relief for round ligament pain + diaphragm pain! These techniques are simple to do at home to relieve discomfort!
All our favorite pregnancy stretches compiled into one video! Your favorite pregnancy chiropractor walks through the common stretches that we recommend to our patients.
We're going over stretches for your hip flexor, your iliopsoas. This is a really important muscle that starts here in your groin, attaches to your pelvis and keeps going. It can be very helpful with low back pain, hip flexor pain, and sciatica related complaints.
Dr. Jesse, our female chiropractor specialist is talking about disc herniation. What it is, is the soft tissue between your vertebrae that squishy part - and it pushes outward usually due to flection. It pushes on the nerve roots which end up referring down your leg creating a lot of pain and muscle spasms. We are going to show you a few different maneuvers that can help. This is not direct medical advice but it could help with your symptoms and help you heal.