Holding your baby while nursing can cause back pain! In this video, Dr. Jesse explains our favorite nursing holds for postpartum moms so they can be pain free!
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!
We often get asked for different techniques and ways that patients can work with their spouse, partner or person at home to help them get these really deep stretches. Piriformis is one of my absolute favorite muscles, it goes from your hip bone to your tailbone. It's not a very big muscle, but it plays a BIG role because the sciatic bundle runs under it. You are going to place your hand, or your can use a thumb, and fall down off the bone, tuck right up under the buttock. The person will know, they will feel it, and then you can bring them outward, stretching the muscle. If you want to fatigue the muscle you can have them turn into your hand, and push for 3, 2, 1 and relax. The biggest thing is that you do not pull too hard where you are doing damage or it's hurting, otherwise this should feel pretty good!
Our female chiropractors will show you a few different stretches you can do at home to help with neck and shoulder pain! These are simple techniques to do throughout your day to help relieve tension in the muscles.
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.