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Is it Safe to Get Pregnant If You Have Back Pain?

Like many individuals, you may experience back pain at some point in your life. While some cases of back pain may resolve on their own, others can continue to present problems, flaring up during pregnancy. Becoming pregnant causes your body to undergo many changes, often creating additional strain on your aching back. Determining the cause of your existing back pain can help you decide if you want to get pregnant, as well as help you to identify any potential problems that may increase your pain or threaten your pregnancy.

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Scoliosis of the Spine in Children

Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. Eighty percent of the time it is idiopathic, meaning no one knows the reason for the curvature, but it can run in families. Poor posture or carrying heavy book bags does not cause it. Scoliosis usually begins in children who are between 10 and 14 years of age.

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Back Support for Pregnancy

Most pregnant women experience back pain to some degree; this is especially noticeable beginning in the second trimester. Several things are responsible for pregnancy-related back pain. As the body expands to accommodate the growing baby, the joints between the bones in the mother’s pelvis soften and loosen. As the uterus grows heavier, the woman’s center of gravity changes, putting stress on the lower back, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. A pregnant mother can try several things to support her back and ease–or prevent–pain.