“Mommy.” A magnificent word to a mother’s ear!
Pregnancy is a wonderful time of life for most women and their families. And the changes their bodies and spines go through are stunning and beautiful. New York pregnant women are usually beaming! Oddly enough, though, some of the changes may also affect her body after the baby delivers like osteoporosis. Dr. Gary Stefanick sees many pregnant women throughout their pregnancies. Some have back pain or leg pain; some just appreciate the gentle New York chiropractic treatment to keep them feeling good and alleviate any pregnancy-related back pain they may experience. Either way, Dr. Gary Stefanick enjoys caring for pregnant women
Fortunately it is a rare occurrence, but pregnancy- and lactation-associated osteoporosis occurs. Dr. Gary Stefanick closely watches our New York pregnant patients or women in postpartum period to see if they develop persistent 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. Dr. Gary Stefanick is the chiropractic healthcare provider to trust to find and/or manage their healing. So if you are pregnant and experience back pain, contact Dr. Gary Stefanick. You will be examined carefully and treated gently. Our other New York 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 Dr. Gary Stefanick for some advice to fend off its effects. Exercise, nutrition, and chiropractic treatment may be part of the treatment plan.
Dr. Gary Stefanick look forward to hearing from our New York pregnant patients before, during and after their pregnancies. Taking care of “mommy” is important for everyone!