Managing Pregnancy-Related Back Pain
If you are pregnant and suffering from back pain, you are not alone. About half of all expectant mothers will experience back pain during their pregnancy. The changes in your body weight and center of gravity, ligament laxity, and poor abdominal muscle tone during pregnancy all put added strain on your back.
But there are things you can do during your pregnancy to prevent or decrease back pain. By keeping yourself healthy and using strategies to reduce the strain on your back, you can have a more comfortable pregnancy.
Last reviewedOctober 2013by Michael Woods, MD
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