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275 Madison E 40th St.

Contact: 212-986-3888

Back pain during pregnancy probably won’t come as a surprise, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore it.

According to a February 2007 study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics , despite a high prevalence of musculoskeletal pain during pregnancy, few women receive treatment for their low back pain. According to Clayton Skaggs, DC, the study’s chief author, 85 percent of women surveyed reported that they had not received treatment for their musculoskeletal pain, and that 85 percent of women who experienced pain in a previous pregnancy reported pain during their current pregnancy.

“Based on the findings of this study, doctors of chiropractic and other health care professionals need to expand the musculoskeletal care available during pregnancy,” says our very own Brian Fradet, at Spine and Sports Medicine. “As a proactive step, health professionals should consider screening for back pain as part of early obstetrical care to help identify musculoskeletal risk factors and allow for early education and treatment.”

So, say something. You don’t have to grin and bear it.

Labels: back pain , Low back pain , musculoskeletal systems , physical therapy , posture , pregnancy

Posted by Spine and Sports Medicine on 10:14 AM

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