Chiropractor anyone after c-section?

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Chiropractor anyone after c-section?
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Wed, 10-08-2008 - 3:18pm

Well, I'm now almost 6 months PP and still having the severe back pain in my epidural site and in the left side of my incision deep down inside. I decided to go to a chiropractor just to see if it would help any.


He took pictures of my back...O M G!

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Fri, 10-10-2008 - 12:51pm

I agree that chiropractic adjustments can do wonders for moms. I am glad to hear that it is working for you. I didn't need it after either of my pregnancies or c-sections but I know alot of moms do receive relief with an adjustment.

Keep us posted.

Dionne

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Sat, 10-11-2008 - 9:36am

My concern is...when I don't go, is the pain going to come back?


I've only been going for 2 weeks and I missed 2 appointments last week and my back is killing me now.


I'm just afraid that if I don't go constantly, my back is going to be right back where it was before going. If I have to continue to go several times a week, that's going to get a little costly and I can't afford to do that.

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Sakari at 2 months old


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Sat, 10-11-2008 - 3:43pm

You know that is a very good question. I really hope that your doctor will be able to give you more support and advice on this. I can not imagine being in constant pain, my hubby deals with back pain on a daily basis and it is horrible to see what he has to deal with, so I can sympathize but unfortunately I don't have any answers for you. I think the best thing you can do is keep on your doc and don't take I don't know for an answer.

Keep us posted.

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Sat, 10-11-2008 - 7:23pm

The only thing that my chiropractor has told me is just how out of alignment my back is, that he wants me to come to him 3x a week for 3 weeks, then twice a week for awhile, then eventually 1x per month. He didn't say for how long I would need to come once a month for tho. I'm thinking the way he talks, it sounds like forever. lol

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Sun, 10-12-2008 - 10:09pm
I go to a chiropractor when I am pregnant. I agree, if you have never went, you really do need to go 3 times a week, then 2, then 1 then every other week, then once a month. I have horrible sciatic nerve pain when pg. If I miss an adjustment, it does get uncomfortable. After a while though, (when your body gets used to how it is "supposed" to be) you can stop going though, and just go in when you feel like it. After I am done being pg, I will probably go for a bit to make sure it is all good, and then stop for a while. Before this pgcy, I hadn't been for about 4 or 5 months, and I wasn't in any kind of pain. Hope this helps!
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Mon, 10-13-2008 - 6:05pm

Thanks for your replies.


A friend of mine said that she broke her back when she was 15 and had to go to the chiropractors for years. Then she discovered a great massage theropist that done wonders. She would work out all the kinks AND crack her back into place. Said she goes once a month now just to treat herself and make her feel good. She said she never went back to the chiropractor after that.


I'm thinking about trying her out.

Sakari at 1 month old:


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Sakari at 2 months old


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Tue, 11-25-2008 - 12:11am
Well, I've been going for around 2 months now I think. Every day that I DON'T go, I have a lot of pain. The minute that I go to him and get an adjustment...instant relief. I'm beginning to think that this will be an ongoing thing in order to have relief...which I really can't afford. This is exactly what I was afraid of.

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Sun, 11-30-2008 - 10:45pm

I have been to chiropractors for many many years because of a back and neck injury and I found that if you complete your sessions like they ask you to your back will eventually get back into shape, but I do know that if you go for awhile and stop your back will go back into it's old position again. Also if you twist your back or injure it in anyway again you have to start all over. UGH! I did find relief, but unfortnately it was only temporary. I wish I could find something that would fix it for good. I have been hearing about this new machine that Chiros use that stretches out your spine which allows the oxygen to get back in there and promotes healing. I am going to try it soon. It costs the same as an appointment.


I wish you the best. I find that heat, ice, massgae, gentle stretching, strengthening up the core of your body, and adjustments will help quite a bit.


The most effective way is strengthing up the core of your body. It is amzing what your body goes thru with a csection.


Tricia :)