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Pregnancy- Related Osteoporosis Affects the Spine

“Mommy.” A wonderful word to a mother’s ear!

Pregnancy is an amazing time of life for most women and their families. And the changes their bodies and spines go through are incredible and beautiful. Chicago pregnant women are usually beaming! Oddly enough, though, some of the changes may also affect her body after the baby delivers like osteoporosis. Chiropractic Care sees many pregnant women throughout their pregnancies. Some have back pain or leg pain; some just appreciate the gentle Chicago chiropractic treatment to keep them feeling good and alleviate any pregnancy-related back pain they may experience. Either way, Chiropractic Care enjoys caring for pregnant women

Fortunately it is a rare occurrence, but pregnancy- and lactation-associated osteoporosis occurs. Chiropractic Care closely watches our Chicago pregnant patients or women in postpartum period to see if they develop persistent back pain, especially if they have risk factors or secondary causes of osteoporosis. What comes of pregnancy-associated-osteoporosis? Vertebral fractures. (1)

A new case report offers hope for conservative care of vertebral fractures. A woman with seven vertebral compression fractures was treated conservatively with strontium ranelate and supplementation of calcium and cholecalciferol. (2) 7 fractures! Wow. This treatment combination quickly restored the bone mineral density value in this case. Imagine if you have just one fracture! 

Vertebral fractures as a result of osteoporosis - pregnancy-associated or lactation-related or genetically-linked - are not to be taken lightly. Chiropractic Care is the chiropractic healthcare provider to trust to find and/or manage their healing. So if you are pregnant and experience back pain, contact Chiropractic Care. You will be examined carefully and treated gently. Our other Chicago pregnant ladies so appreciate the gentle stretching we can achieve with Cox Technic, even in the later months of pregnancy. If you are pregnant and have a family history of osteoporosis, contact Chiropractic Care for some advice to fend off its effects.  Exercise, nutrition, and chiropractic treatment may be part of the treatment plan.

Chiropractic Care look forward to hearing from our Chicago pregnant patients before, during and after their pregnancies. Taking care of “mommy” is important for everyone!

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