A woman’s body goes through numerous hormonal and physical changes during pregnancy. These changes put increased strain on the woman’s body, and could potentially lead to several problems including low back pain.
Low back pain, according to research, affects 50 – 70% of expecting women. Back pain usually worsens as pregnancy progresses and increases the closer a woman gets to delivery. Here are some common pregnancy related changes responsible for back pain in expecting women.
- Hormonal changes
- Weight gain
- Change of the body’s center of gravity due to the growing baby
- Additional emotional stress
- The hip and pelvic girdle
- The vaginal and rectal areas
- The abdomen
Oklahoma Physical Therapy is a registered clinic with certified therapists that can cover all your physical therapy needs during pregnancy. Our physical therapists will provide you with an individualized exercise program based on your symptoms to meet your needs and goals.
How We Can Help
Our therapists are well trained in providing care to pregnant women experiencing low back pain and other issues. Let our therapists determine the cause of pain and develop a suitable and safe physical therapy program specifically for you. Our therapists will work with you throughout pregnancy to address your specific pain and help you prepare for delivery. Our therapists can even work with you after delivery to help you regain strength safely and effectively during your post-partum journey.
Feel free to contact us today and start winning the war against pregnancy pains. You are not alone in this!