Back Pain During Pregnancy

About 2/3 of all pregnant women will have back pain in pregnancy. If you do have back pain, it is worth seeing your gyno, or your primary care provider to get an accurate diagnosis. It is also worth making sure you have no contraindications to the recommendations that are usually made. Those with pre-existing back conditions may have special considerations. But for the most part, the pains are annoying, not disabling and it's important to try basic care recommendations. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggests the following interventions to ease back pain during pregnancy:
  • Wear low-heeled (but not flat) shoes with good arch support.
  • Get help when lifting heavy objects.
  • Place a board between the mattress and box spring if your bed is too soft.
  • Squat down, bend knees and keep the back straight when lifting.
  • Sit in chairs with good back support, or use a small pillow to provide support.
  • Sleep on the side with pillows between the knees for support.
  • Apply heat, cold, or massage to the painful area.

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  1. Try not to stand for long periods of time. Doing this can cause a back injury because of all the strain that you are putting your body through. If you have a job that causes you to be on your feet all day, make sure to sit on your breaks, and when you get home you rest for a little. Chiropractors Denver CO
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