Pregnancy & Period pain

 

Looking after your spine and your pelvic floor during pregnancy is a core importance to a womans health during pregnancy, and care should be taken to ensure they are protected while under stress during this period of time to ensure the fastest and best possible recovery.

Pregnancy can also cause SIJ pain, which is common due to the changes that occur to your body both hormonally and physically, and treatment can be as simple as trigger point massage and the right type of stretches.

George Hardas at Spinal Care can assist in the right treatment during and after your pregnancy to ensure your health and reduce stress on your body.

The autonomic nervous system (1) consists of two parts, the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system is that which regulates the activity of cardiac muscle (heart), smooth muscle (gastro-intestinal) reproductive organs and glands. These glands (2) are made up of modified epithelial cells that produce specific substances such as perspiration, saliva, milk, hormones or digestive enzymes such as those released by the pancreas.
Trophic disturbances (3) are related to impaired nutritional and metabolic activities in tissues that are partially under neurogenic control. These trophic changes (4) are expressed in organs with smooth muscle which are supplied by the sympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system, for example in the lungs such as asthma, in the intestines as diarrhoea or constipation.

In females, conditions such as vulvadynia or dysmennhorrhea (period pain) respond well to Chiropractic.

Conversely, primary diseases in organs can increase the tonicity of skeletal muscle of the same segmental area reflex wise and thus cause subluxations of the spine, Chiropractic can treat these type of conditions.

In summary such disturbances of the spine’s adaptability will bring about a cycle which can be corrected only by a Chiropractic adjustment, which can correct the effect of the subluxation on the organs abnormal function and or the spine, and return them to normal. An example of this is the very first Chiropractic adjustment of the modern era as described in the “Chiropractic defined section”.

 

References:

(1) GARDNER, GRAY, O’RAHILLY. (1986). Nervous system. In Gardner, Gray, O’Rahilly, ANATOMY. (PG 34). W. B. Saunders: Japan.
(2) Curtis, H. (1983). The Human Animal: An introduction. In H. Curtis, Biology. (PG 662). Worth Publishers: New York.
(3)  Chusid, J.F. (1985). Peripheral nerves & Autonomic System. In J.G. Chusid. (PG 106). Lange: USA.
(4) DeGiacomo, F.P. (1978). The fundamentals of Chiropractic as viewed by a medical doctor. In F.P. DeGiacomo, MAN’S GREATEST GIFT TO MAN…CHIROPRACTIC. (PG 225). LSR Learning Associates : USA