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#1 caroldiem

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:43 AM

Hi Ladies,

I am really hoping someone can help me.

Due to a number of unfortunate events that took place in my early pregnancy I now have a extremely sore neck, and i think my really sore neck is causing my 24/7 headaches now usually i would just go to my chiropractor and he would fix me right up BUT.....I am now almost 11 weeks pregnant and i have no idea if it is safe to go to the chiropractor or not.

The other thing is when i was in hospital at 6 weeks pregnant due to the very bad side effects of taking clexane injections and doctors thinking i might have a clot or a bleed in the brain, the neurosurgeon told me that it's not safe to see a chiropractor because there are small delicate veins around your neck and every time the chiropractor manipulates or cracks your neck there is a risk of those veins tearing and a blood clot forming sad.gif Ofcourse he said chiropractors don't tell you this.

All i know is I am in pain 24/7 neck and head pain and i just want it to go away and i know it was caused due to all the trauma my body went through in hospital plus sleeping in my daughters bed for over 4 weeks can anyone suggest what I can do to eliminate this pain????

Thankyou for your help



#2 Tarantara

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:49 AM

See a good physiotherapist. I have had ongoing neck problems and find that a good physio provides the best relief. The can tape you to provide support and apply appropriate massage techniques, and recommend suitable stretches to relieve and strengthen.

#3 littleboysmum

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:49 AM

Go and see a physio, someone with experience treating pregnant women. In the meantime put a heat pack on your neck and take some panadol. Also go and see your GP.

Acupuncture is also great during pregnancy. I saw my acupuncturist 2-3 times a week from about 12 weeks when I was pregnant with DD. just make sure your practitioner is experienced with pregnant women.
Edited to add: a good pregnancy massage can be fantastic too! Where are you located OP?

Edited by littleboysmum, 07 January 2013 - 07:50 AM.


#4 Guest_Dinah_Harris_*

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:50 AM

Would you consider seeing a physio or osteopath?  I saw an osteopath during my pregnancy for pelvis/hip issues.  She was very gentle and it made the world of difference.  A physio might also be able to gently stretch your neck muscles so that they are not so sore.
A tight neck always gives me headaches, and they are really bad so I feel for you!
What about using a warm wheat bag in the meantime?  That always helps my sore muscles.

#5 caroldiem

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:52 AM

Thankyou so much for the help ladies i am willing to see anyone for help.

I have a acupuncturist i am seeing weekly she is amazing but unfortunately she hasn't really helped with the neck, i am seeing my Gp on wednesday so i will talk to her about it as well and I am seeign my fertility naturopath who is also pregnant on Thursday she might know a really good osteo/physio i don't want to go to just anyone.

I have been in pain for over 4 weeks now so i don't care what it costs sad.gif

#6 caroldiem

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:57 AM

littleboysmum - I am located in Sydney Does anyone have any recommendations for good physios/osteo's or pregnancy massage places??? original.gif I will travel anywhere in sydney if it helps

#7 ~spirited~

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:03 AM

Sent you a PM original.gif

#8 caroldiem

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:17 AM

Thankyou spirited original.gif

#9 ~spirited~

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

QUOTE (caroldiem @ 07/01/2013, 09:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thankyou spirited original.gif


No worries! I found her through an EB recommendation, too! I also received a recommendation for Kristiane there as well, so just took the first available appointment with either of them!

#10 bonnybabe

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:39 AM

I would just go to the chiro as per normal. especially if you know he would fix the problem.

#11 ~Jot~

Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

I have Bowen therapy for my neck and shoulders. It's very gentle, perfectly safe in pregnancy and very effective.
If you trust your chiro then you should be fine. I've never been though.




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