When you are experiencing an illness or injury, you want to turn to a trusted expert. That is exactly what you will find at Sheltering Arms. The physicians, nurses, therapists and medical psychologists throughout our hospitals and outpatient clinics are continually acquiring additional knowledge through research, education and clinical practice in their specific areas of expertise.

Browse the conditions below to learn more about how our clinical experts can help you find the power to overcome and call 804-764-1000 to schedule an appointment today.

Amputation

If you are among the more than one million people in the United States who have had a limb amputated, you may be facing significant lifestyle changes.

Amputations can occur as a result of a number of conditions, including cancer, accident or poor circulation associated with diabetes. No matter what the cause, the professional guidance and support of trusted rehabilitation experts can help you in recovering and regaining your abilities safely and efficiently.

Once a prosthetic device is designed and fitted, you may benefit from balance training and clinical education by a physician or physical therapist to ensure maximum comfort and health. You may also find medical psychology services helpful, as you adjust to your new situation throughout the recovery process.

Depending on your unique needs and recovery goals, one of our rehabilitation hospitals may be the first stop on your road to recovery following amputation. Physician, therapy and psychology services are also offered in our outpatient centers.

For more information about amputation and limb loss, visit www.amputee-coalition.org.

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Arthritis

The term “arthritis” is often used to describe a group of more than 100 rheumatic diseases that can cause pain and swelling in the joints. It can vary from slight stiffness to a disabling condition. Most forms of arthritis are associated with pain, either acute or chronic. Acute pain is temporary, lasting only a few seconds or longer and lessens when healing occurs. Persistent pain ranges from mild to severe and can last a lifetime, limiting your daily activities.

While there is no cure for arthritis, physical therapists and physicians at Sheltering Arms can work with you on specific exercises and techniques for reducing pain and improving your ability to function. As with many conditions, maintaining a healthy, regular exercise regimen can also prove to be helpful in reducing the pain associated with arthritis. Sheltering Arms’ fitness centers, structured fitness classes and warm water therapeutic pool are options for beginning and maintaining this routine.

For more information on arthritis, visit www.arthritis.org.

If you are experiencing the effects of arthritis, call us at 804-764-1000 to schedule an evaluation with a Sheltering Arms physician or therapist.

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Back Injury

Your back functions as the central link of a kinetic chain that includes the head, jaw, neck, upper back, shoulders and arms at one end and the legs and feet at the other. The back affects nearly every other part of the body, so even the slightest back pain can interrupt your daily activities.

There are many effective options for treating back pain and preventing its recurrence. The relief of this pain, however, depends in large part on its cause. Sheltering Arms offers an array of services to relieve back pain, typically beginning with the least intensive options, including activity modification and physical therapy. If pain persists, a specially trained Sheltering Arms physician may recommend and provide selective spinal injections. Surgery is typically the last option, used only when necessary.

Due to ongoing research that expands the understanding of spinal function and spinal injuries, our ability to provide successful treatment continues to improve. Our physical therapists, nurses, medical psychologists and physicians will work closely with you to relieve your back pain as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

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Balance/Vestibular Disorder

Balance is an integral part of daily life, and one that most people take for granted. There are a number of conditions, however, that may impair the sense of balance and contribute to dizziness or falls. In fact, it is estimated that one out of four people over the age of 65 will fall during the next year.

If you have any of the following symptoms, physical therapy may help:

  • Balance problems with or without falls
  • Staggering while walking, especially with head turns or quick body turns
  • Dizziness or vertigo, especially with quick movements
  • Dizziness or vertigo when you lie down, roll over in bed, bend over, or look up
  • Trouble focusing or tracking objects with your eyes
  • Words or objects seem to jump, float or blur, especially when you are moving

At Sheltering Arms, our physical therapists can perform a comprehensive evaluation to help you pinpoint the underlying causes of your dizziness and/or balance disorder. They use state-of-the-art equipment for assessment and treatment of balance, including goggles with infrared technology and dynamic posturography testing. Many of our therapists also have specialty certification in vestibular rehabilitation.

Your therapist may determine that you could benefit from therapy with the innovative SMART Balance Master®. This interactive technology allows your therapist to control the surface where you stand, as well as your visual environment, during therapy sessions to systematically evaluate and address each component of your balance control. Your therapist can then make adjustments to your exercises as your balance and capabilities improve.

The physicians at Sheltering Arms also specialize in treating patients with conditions that lead to balance problems and instability. A regular exercise program is helpful as well. Memberships to the Sheltering Arms fitness centers and warm water therapeutic pool are open to everyone in the community and are a wonderful way to improve strength and flexibility, and reduce risk for falls.

Call 804-764-1000 to schedule an assessment or tour of one of our centers.

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Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries vary in severity and the resulting effects can be equally diverse. A mild brain injury may result in a temporary lack of consciousness, while more severe injuries can cause short or long-term problems with independent function.

Just as the injuries themselves can vary greatly, so too can the impact they have on individuals and their families. Following a traumatic brain injury, the entire rehabilitation team plays an important role in helping you regain your abilities and independence to the greatest level possible.

A physical therapist will work with you on muscle strength and flexibility, while an occupational therapist will help with essential activities, such as grooming, bathing, dressing and using the bathroom. A speech-language pathologist will evaluate your abilities to express yourself and understand others. When necessary, a speech-language pathologist will also address swallowing issues.

Medical psychology can be very beneficial following a brain injury, helping with behavior and emotional adjustment. In the hospital setting, physicians, nurses and case managers oversee the rehabilitation process, ensuring medical stability and coordinated care, and making recommendations for next steps following inpatient rehabilitation.

Though brain injuries may have lasting effects, the clinical team at Sheltering Arms has the advanced training and best equipment available in rehabilitation to help you and your family find the power to overcome.

For more information on brain injury, visit www.biausa.org.

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Concussion

A concussion is a mild brain injury that can occur from a direct bump or blow to the head, such as when striking a field or floor, or a hit to the body that indirectly shakes the head, like a whiplash injury. Injuries to the head or brain should never be taken lightly. If you suspect that you or someone you know has experienced a concussion, it is important to seek an assessment from a concussion expert immediately and manage the concussion through complete recovery.

Recognizing a concussion can be challenging because the type, timing and severity of symptoms can vary depending on the person and specific injury. It is important to look for any of the following symptoms:

Physical

  • Headache
  • Visual problems
  • Poor coordination or balance
  • Dizziness
  • Light/noise sensitivity
  • Ringing in ears
  • Inconsistent sleep
  • Nausea/vomiting

Cognitive

  • Slowed reaction time
  • Confusion
  • Memory deficits
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fogginess

Emotional

  • Increased sadness
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness

Concussion services at Sheltering Arms are dedicated to the management and treatment of concussions in adolescents and adults through use of a variety of innovative treatment techniques and a combination of advanced technology only available at Sheltering Arms. Depending upon your specific symptoms, your treatment team may consist of a physician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, medical psychologist and/or athletic trainer.

Call 804-764-1000 today to schedule your appointment with a concussion expert at Sheltering Arms!

For more information about concussion, including facts and statistics, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/Concussion/

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Foot & Ankle Injury

The foot and ankle are amazingly complex, with many bones, joints, muscles and ligaments functioning together to bear your weight, help you balance and propel you as you walk, run or jump. Because of the many moving parts, foot and ankle injuries are common and can unfortunately impair your ability to do all of these things.

Common causes of foot and ankle pain include:

  • sprains/strains
  • ankle instability
  • plantar fasciitis
  • tendonitis and tendon repair
  • shin splints
  • arthritis

Physical therapists at Sheltering Arms have expertise in the intricate anatomy of the foot and ankle and can help relieve your pain. Your therapist will work with you to determine the cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan to regain strength and range of motion, and get you back on your feet again as safely and efficiently as possible.

To schedule a physical therapy assessment to address your foot or ankle pain, call 804-764-1000.

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Hand Injury

You rely on the use of your hands, and any loss in function can have a significant impact on your daily life. Because the anatomy of the human hand is very intricate and delicate, hand injuries often require surgery. It is important that you work with a knowledgeable therapist to ensure the greatest possible gain in function following surgery.
The hand therapists at Sheltering Arms have advanced training and knowledge in both the process that surgeons use, as well as the most appropriate post-operative rehabilitation techniques.

If you have impairment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist or hand call 804-764-1000 to schedule an assessment with a hand therapist at Sheltering Arms.

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Joint Replacement

Following joint replacement surgery, physical rehabilitation can play an important role in helping you decrease pain and increase range of motion. Depending on your unique needs, you may transition to a rehabilitation hospital to begin the recovery process after surgery, go home and receive home healthcare, or come to an outpatient therapy clinic for regular appointments.
Our skillful physical and occupational therapists work with many patients with joint replacements and understand the unique challenges of recovery following surgery. A physical therapist can help with exercises to strengthen the muscles around the joint and work on regaining motion in the new joint. An occupational therapist will work on safely mastering the motions necessary to live independently, such as bending and lifting. These clinicians, along with our physicians, provide insight and understanding about your situation and its effects on your daily life.

Following clinical therapy services, your therapists may recommend that you continue with an exercise program to maintain the positive effects of therapy. Click here to learn about the fitness and wellness services offered at Sheltering Arms, or call 804-764-1000 for more information about what service is most appropriate for you.

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Knee Injury

Your knee is a relatively simple joint that is required to perform the complicated job of providing mobility while bearing considerable amounts of weight. While walking, your knees will bear up to three to five times your body weight. While climbing stairs, the force can increase to seven times the weight.

A human knee sustains this force by a compact structure of bone and cartilage, supported by muscles and ligaments. When your knee is overstressed, these structures can break down and result in knee injury.

There is no quick cure for a knee injury, however, a physical therapist can help you restore maximum function, manage pain and prevent recurrent injuries. Your physical therapist will work on flexibility exercises and provide a home exercise program to continue the progress made during therapy.

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Inflammation leads to damage of the myelin sheath (protective insulation around nerves in the brain and spinal cord), which slows conduction along the nerve axon and leads to neurological symptoms. When the inflammation associated with an acute attack lessens the symptoms decline. There is evidence that the nerve axons are also damaged due to MS, and this damage is associated with permanent neurological dysfunction. The specific type of symptoms a patient experiences is related to the location of the lesions within the central nervous system (CNS). Although MS lesions tend to occur is 5 specific areas of the CNS (optic nerves, periventricular white matter, brain stem, cerebellum, and spinal cord), no region is free from susceptibility; therefore the possible clinical symptoms are widespread and may include:

  • Cognition (Memory, attention, behavior)
  • Emotional Function (Anxiety, depression)
  • Sensory Functions and Pain (vision impairment, dizziness, tingling, neuropathic pain)
  • Speech and Language Functions (dysarthria)
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory System Functions (impaired cardiovascular response to exercise, impaired body temperature regulation)
  • Digestive System (reduced gut motility, incontinence)
  • Genitourinary and Reproductive Systems (incontinence &/or retention, impaired sexual function)
  • Neuromusculoskeletal and Movement-Related Functions (strength, range of motion, muscle tone, altered endurance, imbalance, incoordination, abnormal gait, dysphagia)
  • Skin and Other Related Functions (High risk for skin breakdown ilater stages of disease)

A helpful plan for coping with the unpredictability and uncertainty of MS is to become educated on the possible symptoms and work with healthcare professionals such as physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, and recreational therapists. Treatments are designed to help you manage the symptoms, prevent unnecessary complications, control disease progression and minimize disability. Medical psychology may also be helpful with emotional adjustment to the life changes you are facing as a result of MS.

At Sheltering Arms, our healthcare team offers a broad range of treatments dedicated to helping you find the power to overcome the symptoms of MS and a live full, productive life.

For more information about MS, visit www.nationalmssociety.org.

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Neck Injury

You use your neck to function in almost every daily activity, so it is understandable that if you are experiencing neck pain you want help immediately. Neck pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • muscle strain
  • neck sprain
  • arthritis
  • whiplash/whiplash associated disorders
  • herniated disc
  • cervical disc disease
  • cervical malalignment
  • postural dysfunctions

Physical therapy often proves to be the best treatment for neck pain, not only helping to relieve your symptoms, but also teaching proper posture and body mechanics for avoiding re-injury. Taking into account the nature and scope of your injury, your physical therapist will work to decrease your pain, strengthen the muscles of your neck and correct any postural deficits to better support the vertebrae in your neck.

Several Sheltering Arms physical therapists specialize in helping patients relieve neck pain. To schedule an appointment with one of these trusted experts, call 804-764-1000.

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Neurological Conditions

Neurological conditions affect the brain, nerves and spinal cord. These components of the nervous system can be damaged by a number of factors, including trauma, degeneration and infections.

Common neurological conditions include:

  • multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • post-polio syndrome
  • spinal cord injury
  • traumatic brain injury
  • stroke

All of these conditions can impair movement, muscle control, mental abilities, balance and independence. Selecting a rehabilitation provider that specializes in these areas and has the tools available to help you regain as much function and independence as possible is important. At Sheltering Arms, our team implements advanced neurorecovery techniques proven to benefit patients with neurological conditions.

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Adjusting to a neurological condition can be challenging. The environment at Sheltering Arms is one of knowledge and caring specially designed to help you find the power to overcome.

Call 804-764-1000 today to speak with a professional who can connect you with the services that best meet your needs and recovery goals.

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Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, disabling brain disorder that can affect your movement, muscle control and balance. It occurs when nerve cells in the midbrain degenerate, causing a reduction in the brain’s supply of dopamine (a vital chemical messenger).

Symptoms vary, but often include:

  • tremor or trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw and face
  • rigidity or stiffness of the limbs and trunk
  • slowness of movement
  • postural instability or impaired balance and coordination

Though there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, treatment is flexible and varies according to the stage of the disease. Physical therapists can work with you on flexibility, balance and muscle strength and control. Physicians work closely with the therapists to track progress and make recommendations for further care. Medical psychology may also be helpful with emotional adjustment to the life changes you are facing as a result of Parkinson’s disease.

For more information about Parkinson’s disease, visit www.parkinson.org.

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Post Polio Syndrome

Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) is a condition that can strike polio survivors ten to forty years after recovery. PPS is a very slow progressing condition, marked by long periods of stability and caused by the death of individual nerve terminals in the motor units that remain after the initial polio attack.

Symptoms include:

  • musculoskeletal pain
  • increased fatigue
  • weakness
  • declining function
  • difficulty recovering from a fall

Physical therapists can work with you on flexibility, balance and muscle strength and control.  The therapy aims to limit and slow the effects of PPS and reduce the risk for falls. Physicians work closely with the therapists to oversee progress and make recommendations for further care. Medical psychology may also be helpful with emotional adjustment to the life changes you are facing as a result of PPS.

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Shoulder Injury

The function of the shoulder offers the most range of motion of any joint system in the body. However, this great range of motion makes the shoulder very unstable. It is easy to disrupt the soft tissue in the joint, resulting in sprain, strain or dislocation.

Several physical therapists at Sheltering Arms specialize in treatment of the shoulder, helping you restore maximum function, manage pain and prevent recurrent injuries. They also work on flexibility exercises and provide home exercise programs to continue the progress made during therapy. Their goal is to help you return to the activities you love as safely as possible.

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Speech Conditions

Speech is one of the primary ways that humans communicate with our environment. Speech and language disorders refer to problems in communication and range from impairment of articulation, sounds, fluency or voice to cognitive issues that can impact your ability to understand the use of spoken and written language. These cognitive issues may also impair safety and judgment in activities of daily living.

Communication difficulties can be caused by a number of conditions, including neurological disorders, brain injury and stroke. Dysarthria (poorly articulated speech), aphasia (impaired expression or comprehension of written or spoken language) and apraxia (motor planning difficulties) are some of the most common speech and communication problems.

The best treatment for a speech, language or cognitive-communication disorder is early intervention by a speech-language pathologist. By using written tests and a variety of special instruments, they can diagnose the nature and extent of your impairment, record and analyze speech, language and cognitive-communication irregularities and design a unique treatment plan to meet your specific needs and goals.

To schedule an assessment with a speech-language pathologist at Sheltering Arms, contact 804-764-1000.

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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries can occur at any level of the spinal cord, and the level of the injury dictates its impact on your body’s functioning. Once the initial injury has healed, effective rehabilitation can help you learn skills to live independently with any remaining disability.

At Sheltering Arms, we offer a wide variety of services to help you live a full, productive life following a spinal cord injury. A physical therapist can help you regain muscle strength and flexibility, while an occupational therapist will work with you on essential activities, such as grooming, bathing, dressing and using the bathroom. A speech-language pathologist will evaluate your abilities to express yourself and understand others. Speech-language pathology can also address swallowing issues.

Medical psychology often plays an essential role in the rehabilitation process following a spinal cord injury and can help with behavior and emotional adjustment. In the hospital setting, physicians, nurses and case managers oversee the rehabilitation process, ensuring medical stability and coordinated care, and making recommendations for next steps following inpatient rehabilitation.

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Stroke

A stroke is a brain injury that occurs when the flow of fresh, oxygen-filled blood from the heart and lungs to the brain is interrupted by a blockage or rupture. This starves the brain of its energy source and causes nerve cells to die, which then results in a loss of function in the areas controlled by the affected part of the brain. Strokes and their effects can be frightening, but Sheltering Arms provides you with an environment of knowledge and caring. It helps to remember that people usually have at least some spontaneous recovery or natural healing after a stroke and often recover further with rehabilitation.

At Sheltering Arms, we offer a broad range of services to help you and your family, including the best equipment available in the field of physical rehabilitation and therapists with extensive training and expertise in helping people regain function and independence following stroke. You are the number one priority for our physicians, therapists, nurses and medical psychologists and they will work with you to understand your lifestyle and recovery goals and develop treatment plans accordingly.

Click here to learn about the expert stroke rehabilitation program at Sheltering Arms, or call 804-764-1000 to schedule an appointment for the Sheltering Arms service that will best help you meet your recovery goals.

For more information on stroke, visit www.stroke.org.

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Swallowing Disorders

Swallowing comes naturally to most people, but if you are experiencing dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) it can not only be frustrating, but lead to further medical problems as well.

Dysphagia can result from medical conditions such as stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or other neurological impairments that directly affect your body’s swallowing mechanisms.

Symptoms include:

  • holding food or liquid in the mouth
  • difficulty initiating a swallow
  • coughing or choking while eating or drinking
  • a wet sounding voice after eating or drinking
  • unexplained fever and/or respiratory problems

Speech-language pathologists at Sheltering Arms specialize in diagnosing and treating swallowing disorders, which can result in a greatly improved quality of life.

One of the advanced techniques they use is VitalStim®. This neuromuscular electrical stimulation therapy is approved by the FDA and uses small electrical currents to stimulate the muscles used for swallowing. The repetition of the electrical currents and training sessions with a skilled speech-language pathologist help to re-educate the muscles to begin swallowing again.

For more information about VitalStim®, visit www.vitalstim.com.

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TMJ

Does your jaw hurt when you chew or when you open and close your mouth? Do you have frequent earaches or headaches? You may be suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ or TMD.

A specially trained physical therapist can help relieve the pain associated with TMJ. Through massage, ultrasound, manipulation and dry needling techniques, physical therapy can help in:

  • reducing headaches
  • decreasing neck pain
  • decreasing locking
  • improving range of motion
  • returning to normal function/decreasing dietary restrictions

Don’t suffer unnecessarily. Call 804-764-1000 to schedule an evaluation with a knowledgeable therapist.

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Traumatic Injury

A traumatic injury can happen in an instant. Just as the injuries themselves can differ greatly, so too can the longer lasting impact they have on individuals and their families. If you are dealing with the effects of a traumatic injury, it is important to select a rehabilitation provider that is focused on your unique situation, needs and recovery goals.

At Sheltering Arms, we use a comprehensive approach to helping you regain your abilities and independence to the greatest level possible.

A physical therapist will work with you on muscle strength and flexibility, while an occupational therapist can help with essential activities, such as grooming, bathing, dressing and using the bathroom. A speech-language pathologist will evaluate your abilities to express yourself and understand others, and when necessary, will also address swallowing issues.

Medical psychology can be very beneficial following a traumatic injury, helping with behavior and emotional adjustment. In the hospital setting, physicians, nurses and case managers oversee the rehabilitation process, ensuring medical stability and coordinated care, and making recommendations for next steps following inpatient rehabilitation.

Call 804-764-1000 today to talk with someone who can link you with the services that are best suited for you.

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Vision Difficulty

Low vision can be caused by many conditions, such as:

  • Brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • MS
  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma

In the Sheltering Arms low vision program, occupational therapists can offer helpful suggestions for optimizing your home environment and household and work tasks to make the best use of the vision you have. They will address things such as lighting, labeling and marking, organization, safety and functional assessments, and other custom task adjustments.

If you have a problem with any of the following, low vision therapy may help. Schedule an assessment today!

  • Reading labels or mail
  • Setting dials on an oven or thermostat
  • Measuring or pouring liquids
  • Filling out forms

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Women's Health

Urinary incontinence can occur as a result of weakened muscles due to childbirth or aging, after abdominal surgeries, or as part of a disease process, such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease. Although people sometimes have difficulty seeking treatment, urinary incontinence is a common problem that can be treated by a trained physical therapist.

Sheltering Arms offers services to help you with stress, urge or mixed urinary incontinence. Patients are typically seen for 8-10 visits and each session is strictly one-on-one time with the physical therapist to address your specific issues and design the best treatment plan.

Treatment may include one or more of the following:

  • EMG/biofeedback
  • therapeutic exercise
  • Kegel exercises
  • behavior modification
  • diet modification
  • bladder retraining
  • home exercise program

Sheltering Arms physicians and physical therapists also specialize in helping women with pain related to pregnancy. If you are experiencing pain in your back, groin, hands, arms or legs during or after pregnancy, it could be the result of a variety of factors, including increasing hormone levels, or changing posture due to the extra physical burden on your body. Your pregnancy is an exciting time, not to be overshadowed by pain and discomfort!

Call 804-764-1000 today to schedule an appointment with a women’s health specialist.

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