Back Pain During Pregnancy

Back Pain During Pregnancy

Back Pain During Pregnancy

The reason you are experiencing back pain during pregnancy is simple:

Your baby is growing.

Pregnancy back pain typically occurs in the area where the pelvis meets the spine – the sacroiliac joint.

Causes of Pregnancy Back Pain

  • Weight gain
  • Posture changes
  • Hormone changes
  • Muscle separation
  • Emotional stress

Weight Gain

During a healthy singleton pregnancy, women typically gain between 25 and 35 pounds. The spine has to support this weight and lower back pain results. The weight of a growing baby in a woman’s uterus places pressure on the blood vessels and nerves in the pelvis and back region.

Posture Changes

Pregnancy shifts a woman’s center of gravity. When this occurs, a pregnant woman begins to adjust her posture and the way she move – unconsciously. This posture adjustment causes in back pain and strain.

Hormone Changes

During pregnancy, a woman’s body creates the hormone – relaxin – allowing ligaments in the pelvic area to relax and the joints to become looser. This is in preparation for the birthing process. Relaxin causes ligaments supporting the spine to loosen – leading to instability and pain.

Muscle Separation

During pregnancy, the uterus expands. As the uterus expands, two parallel sheets of muscles – the rectal abdominis and muscles – running from the rib cage to the pubic bone may separate along the center seam. This separation worsens back pain.

Emotional Stress

Emotional stress can cause muscle tension in the back. This back muscle tension may be felt as pain or spasms. During the emotional stressful periods of pregnancy, one may experience increased back pain.

Back Pain Treatment During Pregnancy

  • Physical Therapy Exercise
  • Heat and Cold Application
  • Postural Improvement Therapy
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Acupuncture Treatment

Other common sense self-help treatment.

  • Use legs to squat down – don’t bend over
  • Don’t wear high-heeled shoes
  • Don’t sleep on your back
  • Wear support hose

Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment for Pregnancy Back Pain

The Multidisciplinary Team at Spine and Sports Medicine will design a treatment plan specifically tailored to alleviate back during pregnancy and increase your quality of life. The painful and debilitating symptoms of back pain during pregnancy can be relieved through:

At Spine and Sports Medicine, effective treatment of back pain during pregnancy can be achieved through a Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Team Approach.

  • Manual – hands on – Therapy
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • High Tech Exercises
  • High Touch Exercises
  • Weight Resistance Exercises
  • Postural Corrections
  • Hot/Cold Treatment Applications
  • Tailored Home Exercise Program

Gold Standard Pain Management

Other highly effective pain management treatment methods at Spine and Sports Medicine include:

  • Phonophoresis
  • Iontophoresis
  • Cryotherapy
  • Medical Massage

Medical Insurance Coverage for Pregnancy Back Pain Therapeutic Treatment

At Spine and Sports Medicine, there is no requirement for you to obtain an outside primary physician referral to have the cost of your pregnancy back pain treatment covered by your insurance plan. Most insurance plans cover the cost of treating the painful and debilitating symptoms stemming from pregnancy back pain. Our insurance experts will help you to determine your coverage and assist in processing your claims.

Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment in One Convenient Location

Discover effective pregnancy back pain relief provided by a multidisciplinary therapeutic practice in one convenient Midtown Manhattan location – at Madison Avenue and 40th Street.

Reach out to the multidisciplinary team of pain management experts at Spine and Sports Medicine by clicking below – or – call 212.986.3888.

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