Pregnancy itself can come with a lot of pain before, during, and after the birth. But if you are one of the many mothers with a pre-existing chronic pain condition, those nine months can be even more difficult. The focus of this article is chronic pain during pregnancy. We are going to discuss the options available to pregnant women to decrease their chronic pain before birth.
Chronic pain can be caused by many different conditions, injuries, and diseases. Here are a few of the more common:
The various side-effects of pregnancy can often intensity chronic pain caused by these conditions. Thankfully, there are ways of battling through the pain.
There are additional considerations that must be taken into account when treating a pregnant woman suffering from chronic pain, simply because certain treatments can impact the fetus as well as the mother. Pain medications that would normally be prescribed to a chronic pain patient may adversely impact the child, so extra precautions must be taken. That being said, there are plenty of pain management options that can help reduce your pain and make pregnancy (and life) more bearable. Conservative treatment methods like physical therapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, and injections may help keep the pain at bay while you bring your child to term. The most important thing is to have a pain doctor you trust, and encourage open communication between your pain doctor and OBGYN.
If you are suffering through chronic pain during your pregnancy, talk to a qualified pain management physician to discuss your options for treatment. Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of MN physicians are board certified in pain management and have the experience needed to point you in the right direction. Contact our office today to set up your appointment with one of our Minnesota pain doctors.