Chiropractor Questions Hip Pain

Will a chiropractor be able to help me with my hip pain in the 5 month of my pregnancy?

I am 5 months pregnant and I am suffering from severe hip pain. Do you think a chiropractor will be able to help me in my given condition?

32 Answers

Yes, a majority of Chiropractors can treat women all the way up until delivery. I personally have treated women past their due dates. Specific and gentle care is needed. Since treatment for pregnant women can be limited, regular chiropractic adjustments can help.
Yes, in most cases!
Yes. We have a table that allows the belly to drop down as the patient lays prone. Our pregnant patients love this!
I hate to give such a simple answer but yes Chiropractic can help. I have treated many pregnant women.
I have worked on pregnant patients until the day they deliver the baby. It is very safe to get adjusted while being pregnant.
It is possible. The only way to know is to go. I have personally had positive outcomes with numerous pregnant patients. Just be sure to let your doctor know you are pregnant so no x-rays will be administered.

Dr. Duchon

Yes a chiropractor will be able to help you with the severe hip pain. Since you are pregnant the adjustment will help stabilize your pelvic and hips. I will definitely recommend chiropractic care during pregnancy. We are located in Grand Rapids, MI if you live the area.
That all depends on the choice of the chiropractor that you choose to visit, his/her anatomical and physiological knowledge of the various stages of pregnancy and the musculoskeletal changes that specifically occur throughout the various stages. It also depends on their skill set as well. If he/she possesses the hands-on acumen to perform various stretches and "non-invasive" adjusting technique, then absolutely, chiropractic care can not only resolve your "severe" hip pain, but facilitate the delivery of your child as well. By performing various pelvic floor exercises, the delivery process would proceed without any adverse effects.
Depending on what chiropractor you see. Chiropractic can be highly beneficial to musculoskeletal issues and very safe during pregnancy. It is important that a thorough evaluation and definitive working diagnosis is had.
Absolutely a chiropractor can help all the way up until birth if they have pediatric and prenatal training. Look for a pediatric trained chiropractor to help you. A general chiropractor can help too but I prefer one trained in pediatrics and prenatal.
Definitely yes, but of course it will depend on the cause of the pain. During pregnancy, the pelvis ligaments are stretched for so long that it causes a lot of low back pain. Sometimes, the hip pain may be originating in another area of the body like for example the lumbar spine (low back). Another point to consider is where is ur pain because most people refer to the hip, but when in the office point to the pelvis. Get an appointment with a chiropractor for evaluation and he will explain that to you. Good luck.
More than likely yes, if you’re going to someone competent. Just like all professions, there are some much better than others. But low back pain, hip pain, with pregnancy is common and I treat it successfully often.
Chiropractic is usually very helpful both pre and post pregnancy for hip, low back and most other pregnancy related complaints. It is also essential to get your newborn adjusted as soon as possible post labor. Chiropractic is very helpful for colic respiratory problems, and ear infections, plus many other infant related conditions. Just find a Chiropractor who deals with pediatrics.
Yes! Find an office with a Webster-certified Doctor of Chiropractic.

Yes. During pregnancy there are a lot of structural changes that happen with the spine and pelvis. Because of the increased weight gain, especially in the abdominal region, the pelvis begins to change positions. If the sacroiliac joints, this is where both sides of the pelvis called iliums connect to the sacrum or tailbone,  become fixated, loss of normal motion, it will create constant pain which radiates to the hips and can also cause sciatica (leg pain). A chiropractor can restore motion to these areas therefore relieving the discomfort.
While being pregnant there are modalities that cannot be used, just as you would not want to take medications. The 5th month should be good, as the hormones start to open joints.
It is likely that a chiropractor can help you, yes. Pregnancy is often a reason your MD will make a referral to a chiropractor. But you don’t need a referral.
Congratulations on the pregnancy! I think it is worth being evaluated by a chiropractor as hip, back and even upper back pain can be provoked by the changes going on in the body during pregnancy. Most chiropractors are comfortable treating pregnant women till about the eighth month and there a few chiropractors who specialize in treating pregnant women. Feel free to
tell your obgyn as he/she may even have a chiropractor in mind. If they don't, it should not be too hard to find one.
Absolutely! This is a no brainer. They must look ok at the pelvic alignment, pubic symphysis and the hip adductors!
Typically, yes. If it is pressure on the muscle or nerve, a chiropractor can relieve the pressure and give you some relief. Good luck!
Chiropractic adjustments are very effective with pain. The alignment of the pelvis plays an essential role during pregnancy. The "hip pain" your are experiencing may actually be sacroiliac joint pain, which is related to your pelvis. Once aligned properly the symptoms can lessen as pressure is taken off the joint. Specific chiropractic adjustments are a safe and effective method to help you throughout your pregnancy.
Yes, Chiropractic care is very helpful for all ages, especially during pregnancy. Chiropractors in general see all types of patients including pregnant women and new born children. There are chiropractors that specialize in prenatal care can help you find a chiropractor in your area.
I recommend getting an evaluation by a chiropractor, because most providers are comfortable treating during pregnancy and there are some providers that even specialize in pregnancy and infant chiropractic. Hip pain is very common during pregnancy, and chiropractic manipulation in conjunction with stretching could be very beneficial to you.
I have seen many similar cases treated successfully over the the years.
Yes, chiropractics is the safest way to help you.
Yes, a chiropractor can absolutely help. Many times, the body will accommodate itself to help support the development of the baby. Because of the changes, the body must use the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the body to increase the stability of all the joints and bones of the spine.

A chiropractor can help to restore the normal alignment of the spine to decrease the amount of work each muscle, tendon, and ligament must do to help increase the stability. Chiropractors are able to find and locate the exact cause of the symptoms in the body and correct them.
I wouldn't take this risk.
Yes. It depends on the cause of the pain but we help many pregnant patients with pain all the time.
Most certainly! You want to find a chiropractor that has specialized training in maternal health issues. There are chiropractors that state pregnant women should not be adjusted because their ligaments and joins are "lax" due to the pregnancy hormones. However, the group of specialists within the profession that treat maternal issues disagree. It is because your joints are under more pressure and ligaments are lax that your body's alignment suffers and the result can be pain. I have adjusted my pregnant patients all the way through their pregnancies. Several wished they had seen a chiropractor when they had been pregnant with their first baby. It was after they became pregnant for the second time and they did not want to deal with the pains that come with a changing body and passenger on board :), they sought out a chiropractor. They all just about had said they wished they had known or thought about chiropractic care the first time. Again, you will want to find a chiropractor that specifically addresses the joint/muscle issues that come with pregnancy.
Probably the only person who can. You cannot take drugs or surgery so...