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Pregnancy and Back Pain

Back pain during pregnancy is common. Women who experience sacroiliac joint dysfunction during pregnancy suffer pain and discomfort. The pain may prevent them from being physically active. With a focus on improving pelvic alignment and mechanics at the sacroiliac joint the condition is highly treatable. 

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction is caused by motion or changing the normal position of the joint. Poor sacroiliac joint mechanics constrain the surrounding tissue, ligaments and muscles and cause inflammation at the joints. Sacroiliac dysfunction causes pain over the buttock, back and sometimes a stabbing like pain into the legs. Typically the symptoms will increase with prolonged sitting, standing, walking, stair climbing, unilateral standing or torsional activities. 

Appropriate treatment plan focus on modifying certain body positions that place stress on the sacroiliac joint. Informing the patient about proper bending and lifting techniques is particularly important. Likewise educating the pregnant patient about appropriate sleeping postures to reduce loads on the sacroiliac joint. At times manual physical therapy like chiropractic spinal adjustment may be beneficial. Overall women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction require a complete evaluation of their bio-mechanics and lifestyle factors. 

Chiropractic care has found to assist and help these people if you have any further queries please feel free to contact your chiropractors.


Pregnancy and Back Pain