Pregnancy and Back Pain

written by Dr Scott Bentson   |   category: Back Pain

You’re Going to be a Mom!

This is an exciting time full of changes both emotionally and physically. The chiropractors at Lehigh Valley Chiropractic are dedicated to serving women throughout the course of their pregnancy. Pregnant patients may greatly benefit from the services offered at Lehigh Valley Chiropractic. Studies have shown that treatments rendered by chiropractors may enable patients to achieve pain relief during pregnancy without the use of medications. Remember that over the counter medications such as Aspirin and Ibuprofen are not recommended during pregnancy. The best ways to beat back pain in pregnancy are through improved posture, exercise and hands-on therapeutic techniques.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy is an extremely safe and effective way of managing low back pain and sciatic pain.

-Dr Bentson

Back Pain is a Common Complaint During Pregnancy

In fact, about 50% of pregnant women suffer from back pain. A woman’s body changes to accommodate the growing baby and in preparation for delivery. For example: alterations in hormones (such as relaxin which increases joint laxity), postural changes, changes in the center of gravity, stretching of ligaments, and circulatory adjustments all predispose a pregnant woman to back pain. Chiropractic care for pregnancy related back pain is a natural and drug-free alternative, and many expectant mothers experience the relief they are seeking.

  1. Lisi AJ. Chiropractic spinal manipulation for low back pain of pregnancy: a retrospective case series. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2006 Jan-Feb;51(1):e7-10.
  2. Diakow PR, Gadsby TA, Gadsby JB, Gleddie JG, Leprich DJ, Scales AM. Back pain during pregnancy and labor. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1991 Feb;14(2):116-8.


Dr Scott Bentson

His background in biomedical engineering/physics and specialized training as a Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) gives Dr. Scott Bentson a unique perspective and area of expertise when it comes to biomechanics and pain management.
His passion for helping people to feel their best combined with this specialized expertise has made him a chiropractor who is in high demand. Dr. Bentson lives and practices in Bethlehem, PA and enjoys sharing this practice with his wife and the creator of YouAnew Lifestyle Nutrition, Dr. Kristen Bentson.


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