I'm six months pregnant and starting to notice increased low back pain. It's my first baby, so I'm wondering if this is to be expected.
Most doctors assure their pregnant patients that back pain is normal and to be expected. Half of all pregnant women have back pain some time during the pregnancy. It's a common reason why women miss days of work. The good news is that it will go away in nine months!
It's always a good idea to report any changes during pregnancy, including back pain, to the doctor, nurse, or midwife. Your physician will make sure there isn't something more serious going on.
Back pain can be managed with good posture and work habits. Sometimes a maternity support belt can help. There's no reason to suffer needlessly if a few simple steps can be taken to assure comfort and support.
References:Lena Nilsson-Wikmar, RPT, PhD, et al. Effect of Three Different Physical Therapy Treatments on Pain and Activity in Pregnant Women with Pelvic Girdle Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial with 3, 6, and 12 Months Follow-up Postpartum. In Spine. April 15, 2005. Vol. 30. No. 8. Pp. 850-856.
|*Disclaimer:* The information contained herein is compiled from a variety of sources. It may not be complete or timely. It does not cover all diseases, physical conditions, ailments or treatments. The information should NOT be used in place of visit with your healthcare provider, nor should you disregard the advice of your health care provider because of any information you read in this topic.|
|All content provided by eORTHOPOD® is a registered trademark of Medical Multimedia Group, L.L.C.. Content is the sole property of Medical Multimedia Group, LLC and used herein by permission.|