Back Pain with Pregnancy

As your body changes during pregnancy your hormones also change with increased relaxin that can cause some joint instability issues and muscle spasms or guarding that can increase your low back pain. Also as the baby grows yoru back muscles have to work overtime to support the additional weight. PT can help to maintain proper alignment, decrease muscle spasms or tone, and decrease pain. Post baby low back pain can also be addressed including instruction and education in body mechanics and lifting strategies to help you accommodate to the new addition and return to a safe exercise program. C-section patients also need to re-learn how to use their abdominal muscles properly in order to protect and reduce low back pain.

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