Back pain is a common symptom of pregnancy with eight out of 10 pregnant women experiencing some level of discomfort ranging from mild to severe. But just because back pain is common does not mean it should be taken lightly by women. In fact, just the opposite is true.
Some of the most common causes of back pain in pregnant women:
- Increased hormone levels. Hormones released during pregnancy allow ligaments and joints in the pelvic area to relax and loosen in preparation for childbirth. This can lead to reduced back support.
- Poor posture. Incorrect posture, bending over or standing for long periods of time can increase or trigger back pain.
- Shift in the center of gravity. As the baby and the uterus grows, the body’s center of gravity shifts, affecting a woman’s posture.
- Weight gain. Pregnancy weight gain, coupled with the weight of a growing baby, means that the back must support more weight. This is true even if you stay within the healthy guidelines for pregnancy weight gain.
At Zurek Chiropractic, we treat women suffering from pregnancy-related back pain with tremendous success. Not only can we offer immediate relief, treating back pain during pregnancyreduces the chances of having chronic back pain after childbirth.
Contact Zurek Chiropractic today if you are experiencing back pain. Being pregnant is hard enough without chronic back pain. Let Dr. Zurek help.