Pregnant women can receive many benefits from physical therapy. Apart from using it to deal with pregnancy-related discomforts such as lower back pain, physical therapy can also improve the overall pregnancy experience.
Lower back pain is a common occurrence in 70% of pregnant women. Although there are several reasons for lower back pain in expectant mothers, professionally designed physical therapy can help in almost all cases.
At Oklahoma Physical Therapy, we have certified physical therapists that can deliver effective and safe therapy sessions for pregnancy-related lower back pain. We work with women pre and post-delivery. Our physical therapists also offer education on home-based physical therapy solutions that you can safely practice on your own. Get in touch with us today to get started.
What are the Causes of lower back pain during pregnancy?
- Changes in spinal alignment and posture
- The change in your body’s center of gravity
- General pregnancy stress
- Weight gain
- Hormonal changes
Spinal alignment changes drastically during pregnancy, which increases the strain on the lower back as the baby and uterus grow. The change in overall spinal posture during pregnancy can lead to muscle imbalances and impairments, such as decreased core strength.
All of these issues can be prevented and treated during and after pregnancy by a physical therapist. With the proper care and attention to the special needs a pregnant woman requires, a safe and effective exercise and treatment plan can be created.
How we can help
Our physical therapists here at Oklahoma Physical Therapy will design a proper treatment plan to deal with your lower back pain. From your very first consultation, we will aim to isolate the underlying causes of the pain, to ensure long term success. Get in touch with us today to get your personalized lower back pain treatment plan.