Healthy Living

Back Pain During Pregnancy

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During pregnancy, pubic pain can occur in as many as 1 out of every 36 pregnancies.  Pubic pain can result in significant pain, alterations of daily activities, depression and additional weight gain. 

Recommendations include:

  • A pregnancy pillow or a large full body pillow for leg support
  • Epsom Salt Baths
  • Avoid activities which cause discomfort, e.g. lifting, carrying, prolonged standing, walking and strenuous exercise
  • Rest more frequently
  • Mild to moderate exercise, including abdominal wall and pelvic floor exercises, is allowed
  • Avoid straddling and squatting movements (hip abduction), e.g. when getting in and out of a car or bath
  • Adopt good posture, avoid bending and twisting
  • Roll in and out of bed
  • If swimming, avoid the breast-stroke
  • Ice packs can be used for five minutes at a time on the lower back and sacroiliac joints or an ice cube can be rubbed on the symphysis pubis for 20–30 seconds

The good news is Chiropractic and Progressive Rehabilitation® can help pregnant women get moving again by assisting the body in stabilizing and restoring normal motion to the pelvis.