Back pain during pregnancy is a common complaint. More than 50% of pregnant women suffer from it.
There are a number of reasons for back pain during pregnancy. The extra weight of the baby or a change in the center of gravity of your body during pregnancy can cause pain. Even hormonal changes can cause back pain.
As your baby grows, your center of gravity shifts forward. This gradually results in a change in your posture and the way you move. This can lead to back aches.
Hormonal changes are a normal part of pregnancy. They can cause the ligaments between your pelvis bones to soften and your joints to loosen in preparation for the baby’s passage through the pelvis during birth.
The best thing you can do for pregnancy back pain is to exercise. Walking can help relieve your back pain.
When pregnant, you can avoid back pain by avoiding standing for long periods of time. When sitting, frequently change your sitting position. Wearing low-heeled shoes with good arch supports can also help avoid straining your back. Use a low stool to rest your feet when sitting to help avoid back pain.
Seeing a chiropractor during your pregnancy can also help you with your pregnancy back pain by not only relieving the immediate pain but also helping you feel better for days and even weeks. Don’t suffer with back pain during your pregnancy. This should be a joyful time for you, so don’t spend it in pain. Set regular appointments with your chiropractor to find back pain relief!