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Pregnancy- Related Osteoporosis Affects the Spine

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

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

Fortunately it is a rare occurrence, but pregnancy- and lactation-associated osteoporosis occurs. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn closely watches our Ashburn pregnant patients or women in postpartum period to see if they develop incessant 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. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is the chiropractic healthcare provider to trust to find and/or manage their healing. So if you are pregnant and experience back pain, contact Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. You will be examined carefully and treated gently. Our other Ashburn 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 Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn for some advice to ward off its effects.  Exercise, nutrition, and chiropractic treatment may be part of the treatment plan.

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

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