Monday, 12 February 2018

Alternative Therapy: Yoga Intervention in Reduced Risk and Symptoms of Pregnant Lumbopelvic Pain

Kyle J. Norton 

Yoga therapy may be used as secondary integrated form of exercise for reduced symptoms, risk and treatment of lumbopelvic pain in pregnant women, a Brazil university study suggested.

Lumbopelvic pain is condition of pain in the lumbar and/or sacro-iliac area and pelvic girdle, the most common diagnosis among women in pregnancy.

Approximately, over half of all pregnant women and one-quarter of postpartum women are reported to experience lumbopelvic pain, according to statistic.
Yoga, the ancient technique for harmonized external and internal body well beings, through breath control, meditation, bodily movement and gesture..... has been best known for people in Western world and some parts in Asia due to health benefits reported by various respectable institutes' research and supported by health advocates.

In a randomized controlled trial with 60 pregnant women (age range, 14-40 years) reported lumbopelvic pain at 12 to 32 weeks of gestation conducted from June 2009 to June 2011, divided in to yoga and postural orientation group, researchers at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas found that after 10 weeks, the median pain score is lower in the median pain score yoga group in compared to postural orientation group and pregnant women in the yoga group also experience intensified pain reduction gradually during 10 yoga sessions.

Truly, yoga mindfulness in induced stress reduction relaxed the central nervous system in response to stress hormone production through activated hormone prostaglandins PE2  and initiated nitric oxide synthase in over expression of nitrous oxide in induced lumbopelvic pain through promoted muscle constriction in the infected region.

The reduction of nervous tension also modulated and normalized the steady increased production of hormone estrogen, progesterone and relaxin depending to months of gestation to facilitate the health of the mother and growth of the fetus.

Deficiency of above hormones are found in  pregnant women with severed state of lumbopelvic pain.

Additionally, the relaxed central nervous system not only reduced production of stress hormones but also normalized production of melatonin and dopamine in controlling sleep regulation.
Further more, yoga posture practice improved the flexibility of motion atterns of flexure and rotation of the trunk and the trunk muscles also have a significant effect in sensitive motor pathway and decreased changes in the sensory system in driving sensitive muscles and heighten pain through influencing the neuro system in coordinate with information feed back of related body position and movement from active and passive system from sensors nerve ending in the muscle, tenders, joint capsules and fascia, thus ameliorating over expression of motor pathway in transmitting sensitive information in induction of lumbopelvic pain. 

The relaxation and meditation of yoga also connected and balanced the mind and body, by bringing back the presence of unfavorable experience of previous pain and fear avoidance beliefs..... while letting them go or dealing them in a positive ways, thus improving the emotional and cognitive health.

These results also reduced other medical conditions such as arthritis, migraine and often pelvic pain associated in pain sensitivity, a phenomenon known as pregnancy-induced analgesia, the inability to feel pain.

Moreover, yoga relaxation and meditation technique restored the natural consciousness of pre motherhood with love and care of the offspring and increased sense of closeness to the baby also enhanced automatically the circulatory function in moving more blood to the lumbopelvic region, thus reducing pain caused by vessels and muscles constriction and  promoting positive emotion and cognitive function..

The above differentiation were support by the study in examine the database of published studies from January 2004 to February 2014 with 10 randomized controlled trials satisfied the criteria and guideline were selected conducted by the joint research lead by University of Gothenburg.

Researchers after adjusting to other co founders, suggested that
*Yoga intervention expressed a lower incidences of prenatal disorders (p ≤ 0.05), and small gestational age (p < 0.05), lower levels of pain and stress
*. Yoga group showed an higher score of relationship
*. Yoga may be considered as a safe therapy used for pregnant women who are depressed, at high-risk, or experienced lumbopelvic pain

Dr. Gutke A, the led author said," (Although, there were no specific adverse events were reported for any intervention, but limited evidences), caution should prevail in choosing other interventions for pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain".

Taking altogether, Yoga intervention may be considered as integrated form of therapy in reduced risk of pregnant lumbopelvic pain  and combined with standard treatment in lower symptoms in these group of women.

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Kyle J. Norton (Scholar, Master of Nutrition All right reserved)
Health article writer and researcher; Over 10.000 articles and research papers have been written and published on line, including world wide health, ezine articles, article base, healthblogs, selfgrowth, best before it's news, the karate GB daily, etc.,.
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Some articles have been used as references in medical research, such as international journal Pharma and Bio science, ISSN 0975-6299.

(1) Treatment of pregnancy-related lumbar and pelvic girdle pain by the yoga method: a randomized controlled study by Martins RF1, Pinto e Silva JL.(PubMed)
(2) Treatments for pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain: a systematic review of physiotherapy modalities by Gutke A1,2, Betten C3, Degerskär K4, Pousette S5, Olsén MF1,6.(PubMed)
(3) Effects of yoga intervention during pregnancy: a review for current status by Jiang Q1, Wu Z2, Zhou L1, Dunlop J3, Chen P1.(PubMed)

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