Back Pain During Pregnancy
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.
- 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.