Essential Guide to Pregnancy Pain & Relief
Back pain during pregnancy is a common complaint. It is to be expected. You’re gaining weight, your center of gravity changes, and your hormones are relaxing the ligaments in the joints of your pelvis. With a few tips, you can prevent or ease back pain during pregnancy. Read through the articles on this page to help you identify and learn what is best for your body and your comfort.
South Orange Chiropractic Center has created this Essential Guide to Pregnancy Pain Relief to help those in the community to find the answers they need to find relief from their
pregnancy pain symptoms.
During pregnancy, your body makes a hormone called Relaxin that allows ligaments in the pelvic area to relax and the joints to become looser in preparation for the birth process. The same hormone can cause ligaments that support the spine to loosen, leading to instability and pain. Learn more about this and other causes of back pain during pregnancy.
Back pain in pregnancy is very common, affecting an estimated 50 percent to 80 percent of pregnant women. Studies show that lower back pain usually occurs between the fifth and seventh months of being pregnant, although in some cases it begins as early as eight to 12 weeks.
Practicing good posture, wearing good footwear, exercising and stretching are all ways to help manage pregnancy back pain and discomfort on your own. Learn what other treatments you can perform from the comfort of your home.
The good news: Unless you had chronic backaches before you got pregnant, your pain will likely ease gradually before you give birth. Meanwhile, there are many things you can do to treat low back pain completely or reduce the severity of it. Learn more from the articles in this section:
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