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Increased Risks for Baton Rouge Mothers to Spinal Issues Later in Life

December 04, 2018

Pregnancy delivers a most wonderful present to a woman, an often longed for child. Pregnancy sometimes produces an additional gift, back pain. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers assists brand-new mothers and more veteran mothers alike cope with post Baton Rouge pregnancy-related back pain. Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is gentle and safe treatment for post-pregnancy-related back pain, letting mothers of all stages and ages to relish their mothering days.

Baton Rouge BACK PAIN ISSUES RELATED TO PREGNANCY: Osteoporosis & Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

Women with pregnancy-related Baton Rouge back pain are welcomed at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers. 76% of pregnant women in a recent study reported pregnancy-related back pain. Women who dealt with back pain prior to pregnancy had a higher risk of pain throughout pregnancy. (1) For post-menopausal women in general there is a bigger risk of osteoporosis due to the rapid bone loss attributed to estrogen depletion. Factors like obesity, age at menarche, breastfeeding, and parity also contribute. In a recent study, the incidence of osteoporosis was 35.24%. Specifically, the risk for post-menopausal osteoporosis rose with the number of children a woman birthed (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 acquiring degenerative spondylolisthesis by 22%. A hysterectomy increases twofold a woman’s odds. Why? It is suggested that it is due to low back pain and diminished abdominal muscles during and after pregnancy that establishes the spine for this condition. (3) One study stresses the fact that weak abdominal muscles influence the stability of the spine and likely contribute to the condition known as degenerative spondylolisthesis. This condition is more common in women. (4) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers gently treats and alleviates pain of spondylolisthesis much to the liking of our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients!


Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers utilizes chiropractic treatment via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to relieve pregnancy-related back pain in women while pregnant 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 reported on the success of Cox® Technic for relieving pain due to stable degenerative spondylolisthesis in 75% of patients. (6) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers knows 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment now. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers takes care of Baton Rouge pregnancy-related back pain issues for Baton Rouge mothers of all ages and stages so that they may enjoy mothering their children at all ages and stages!

Baton Rouge mothers are predisposed to develop spinal issues as they grow older.