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Posted on 05-23-2017

YOUR WHOLE WORLD IS ON YOUR SHOULDERS

A study in the Journal of Orthopaedics reported that 50-90% of pregnant women will likely experience lower back pain. This pain may persist after giving birth if you don’t take action.

Keep your back healthy at home

Here are some ways to reduce the risk of back and neck pain:

  • Lighten your load
    Choose a diaper bag that distributes weight evenly across your body to limit the stress of isolated muscles.
  • Stretch your body
    While your baby is old enough for tummy time, join them on the floor and do some exercises to stretch your neck and back.
  • Feed comfortably
    When nursing, avoid hunching and keep your baby close to you. Also choose a comfortable, upright chair with a pillow.
  • Keep your baby close
    Don’t stretch your arms out – bring your baby close to your chest before lifting. Consider wearing your baby on your front so you can alleviate the strain on your back.
  • Keep tub trouble at bay
    Avoid reaching or twisting when bending over a tub. When kneeling, use a non-slip mat to protect your knees.

Exercises/stretches to help alleviate your back pain at home:

  • Shoulder opener
    Breathing deeply and calmly, relax your stomach muscles
    Let your head hang loosely forward and gently roll from side to side
    Bring your hands up to your neck and gently massage the back of your head and neck
    Drop your arms to your sides, relax your shoulders & slowly roll them backward and forward for 15 seconds
  • Crossover
    Standing with feet shoulder width apart, raise your hands
    Bring your right elbow across your body while lifting your left knee
    Touch elbow to knee, remaining upright and repeat alternating sides for 15 seconds

There is no time for back pain in parenthood. Consult a chiropractor so that you can stay on your toes and a step ahead of your toddler.

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