Increased Risks for West Des Moines Mothers to Spinal Issues Later in Life

Pregnancy delivers a most wonderful gift to a woman, an often longed for child. Pregnancy sometimes produces an additional gift, back pain. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa assists brand-new mothers and more experienced mothers alike cope with post West Des Moines pregnancy-related back pain. West Des Moines chiropractic treatment at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is gentle and safe treatment for post-pregnancy-related back pain, letting mothers of all stages and ages to relish their mothering days.

West Des Moines BACK PAIN ISSUES RELATED TO PREGNANCY: Osteoporosis & Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

Women with pregnancy-related West Des Moines back pain are welcomed at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. 76% of pregnant women in a recent study described pregnancy-related back pain. Women who had back pain prior to pregnancy experienced an increased risk of pain during pregnancy. (1) For post-menopausal women on the whole there is an increased risk of osteoporosis due to the rapid bone loss attributed to estrogen reduction. Issues like obesity, age at menarche, breastfeeding, and parity also contribute. In a new report, the prevalence for osteoporosis was 35.24%. Specifically, the risk for post-menopausal osteoporosis rose with the number of children a woman had (higher at more than 4 children) and with the older age (highest at over 35 years) of the mother at the last childbirth. (2) Each full-term pregnancy increases the risk of developing degenerative spondylolisthesis by 22%. A hysterectomy increases twofold a woman’s odds. Why? It is suggested that it’s due to low back pain and diminished abdominal muscles during and after pregnancy that sets up the spine for this condition. (3) One study points out the fact that weak abdominal muscles affect the stability of the spine and likely play a part in the condition called degenerative spondylolisthesis. This condition is more usual in women. (4) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa gently treats and relieves pain of spondylolisthesis much to the liking of our West Des Moines chiropractic patients!


Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers chiropractic treatment via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to relieve pregnancy-related back pain in women during pregnancy and later in life should they develop back pain related to pregnancy and all its consequences. Cox® Technic is gentle, safe and specific treatment to a painful spine level. One case report shared that a woman with sciatica during pregnancy discovered relief of her pain in 8 visits and continued the pregnancy and delivered the baby just fine. (5) Another paper described the success of Cox® Technic for relieving pain due to stable degenerative spondylolisthesis in 75% of patients. (6) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa understands degenerative spondylolisthesis to be a condition that gentle care is more relieving.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Evaline Delson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how well Cox® Technic helps ease sciatica for women’s pregnancy-related back pain.

Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic appointment now. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa manages West Des Moines pregnancy-related back pain issues for West Des Moines mothers of all ages and stages so that they may enjoy mothering their children at all ages and stages!

West Des Moines mothers are prone to develop spinal issues as they grow older. 
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