Dr. Harry Lockstadt of Bluegrass Orthopaedics in Lexington, Ky., reports that 80 percent of pregnant patients experience some degree of localized back pain. Back pain encompasses a wide range of symptoms, the specific causes of which are not always clear. During pregnancy, however, pain is usually a result of increased weight gain and poor posture. Hormonal fluctuations can … [Read more...] about Pregnancy Stretches for Back Pain
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There's nothing like growing a little human inside you to create back pain. As your organs, muscles and bones move around to make room for your baby, you may feel pressure or pain in your lower back. A few home exercises will alleviate the pain today and prepare you for more stretching and rearranging in the future.StrengthenStrengthening your abdominal and lower back muscles … [Read more...] about Exercises to Relieve Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy
Back pain is a common issue for pregnant women, according to both the Mayo Clinic and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The large amount of weight gain, particularly in the stomach where the baby is growing, adds stress to the back muscles. Fortunately, through exercising, you can stretch and strengthen your back muscles, helping to ease the pain. Look … [Read more...] about Exercises for Back Pain During Pregnancy
When you have unrelenting back pain and want to use exercises to alleviate it, jump into the pool. Back pain--the primary cause of disability for people under 45 in the United States--sends approximately 13 million people to the doctor each year, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). Fortunately, most back pain is preventable,says the UMMC. Keeping your … [Read more...] about Aquatic Exercises for Back Pain
Many women do experience back pain during their pregnancy, but it is not typically an early sign of pregnancy. Pregnancy symptoms differ from woman to woman. Other explanations for bad back pain could be stress, impending menstruation or physical strain. The only way to be sure that the back pain you are feeling is a sign that you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test or … [Read more...] about Is Bad Back Pain a Sign of Pregnancy?