Motherhood has endless joys but it can also bring about endless pain to our bodies from all those new activities that we are not used to; like carrying a newborn baby around in our arms, bending over a change table or bath, reaching up hanging load after load of diapers and baby clothes on the line daily, and breast feeding on the same side can cause neck, shoulder, mid back pain and headaches.
While none of these tasks can be avoided, making sure you feed your baby on alternate sides can go a long way to reduce the strain risk to those muscles. Utilising a pillow under your arm for support so your wrist and forearm is not bearing the weight of your baby will also help alleviate any potential problems.
Taking care of your health by preventative measures is always the best course of action. If you find yourself in discomfort please make an appointment with Mary Anne Lowery Chiropractor to discuss what assistance can be offered to you.
So don’t hesitate, call now on 4721 2143 to improve your quality of life.