In the past few years, the Texas c-section rate has hovered around 35%. While c-sections are often necessary in order to bring babies safely into this world, mothers will frequently experience a host of painful symptoms and mysterious health issues after the point by which they “should” have recovered.
With most, if not all surgeries, some sort of physical therapy is prescribed to aid in the recovery process. Yet with c-sections, nothing is recommended from a long-term healing perspective.
Surgeons and obstetricians deal with the acute pain occurring immediately after a c-section using only pain meds, which nursing mothers are often reluctant to take. Meanwhile, they are ill equipped to handle chronic pain that often develops and persists for months, sometimes decades, after hospital release.
Whether a c-section occurred one month or 30 years ago, the woman is always affected by the surgery, to varying degrees, without exception. Women who have had one or more c-sections often experience problems that are obviously results of the procedure to them, such as scar pain or numbness, and many have also developed (or will develop, without treatment) debilitating issues they did not realize were caused by the c-section, including:
- Plantar Fascitis
- TMJ Dysfunction
- Neck Pain
- Should Problems
- More …
Many of these problems contribute significantly to secondary problems, including depression, anxiety, insomnia, and “brain fog.” These problems can be unrelenting, and severely interfere with everyday life.
C-section trauma will not simply resolve itself over time. It must be addressed with manual treatment if symptoms are to improve.
Have you had your c-section recovery therapy yet?