I have been diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 12 and the curvature of my spine improved over the span of 3 years with the help of a brace. As such, I was discharged from the specialist clinic at the age of 15. I was under the impression that the curvature of my spine was stabilised and would not deteriorate after the puberty period. Little did I know that this was not the case. After the birth of my first child in 2012, I started experiencing a nagging dull pain at my back. It was my good fortune to have come across a free spine scan that led me to meet Dr Anthony. Through a deeper analysis with the help of the x-ray, I found out that the curvature of my spine had worsened significantly. It was severe enough to cause discomfort on a weekly basis. Dr Anthony shed light that life events and processes such as pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding could have contributed to the additional stress on my spine which could have resulted in the curvature of my spine.
Under Dr Anthony's professional care and advice, I was given a customised programme that almost a year. At the end of the year, the condition of my spine improved drastically and I was cured of the nagging pain at my back. That gave me confidence to try for another child after the effective treatment.
Prior to my second pregnancy, Dr Anthony assured me that I would be put through a customised maintenance programme to ensure that the curvature of my spine would not deteriorate should I be pregnant. Throughout my second pregnancy, I was carefully cared for by Dr Anthony to ensure that the treatment would be painless and safe for both mommy and baby. I was able to avoid unnecessary back pain during my second pregnancy and was able to deliver a healthy baby girl in 2017.
Moving forward, I am now into my last trimester of my third pregnancy. Lying face down for a pregnant lady would be unthinkable for many but I would attest that the experience I have had with an experienced chiropractor like Dr Anthony help alleviate the additional stress and acute muscle strains was extremely comfortable and helpful.
I am glad to have trusted Dr Anthony in caring for my overall well-being in terms of maintaining my physique to carry both my babies to full term and hope other pregnant mommies who have been suffering in silence would explore having this treatment to help them cope with the muscle aches and stress at their backs.