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Pregnancy Related Back and Pelvic Pain

Unfortunately some women will develop back and pelvic pain whilst pregnant, this pain can range from mild to excruciating and can lead to an uncomfortable pregnancy. The main types of pregnancy related pain are pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain and symphysis pubis.

It is thought that pregnancy related pain affects 1 in every 5 pregnancies. The exact reason of pelvic pain during pregnancy is not known but it is thought to be a combination of the positioning of the joints, previous damage to the joints and the positioning and weight of the baby.

Factors that contribute to pregnancy related pain:-

  • Previous lower back and hip pain
  • Previous injuries such as an accident or falls
  • A hard active job
  • Previous pregnancy related pain

If you suspect that you are suffering with pregnancy related pain then a early diagnoses by one of our specialised physiotherapists in women’s care can help to minimise the pain symptoms and avoid a discomfort throughout the pregnancy.

Treatment for pregnancy related back and pelvic pain consists of reducing the pain whilst increasing mobility and strengthening the pelvic floor muscles to enable a more stable alignment which will also be beneficial during and after the pregnancy.

Treatment may include:-

  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Personal exercise plan of the pelvic floor and hip muscles
  • Hydrotherapy to add resistance whilst cushioning the joints
  • Education advice on correct alignment of movements and positioning
  • Pain relief
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Stretches to lengthen the spinal and abdominal muscles

If you are experiencing discomfort during your pregnancy we recommend that you consult with a physiotherapists as soon as possible to help relieve the symptoms of pain and so that you can enjoy your pregnancy.

If you would like some further information then please call 07734054192 or email us your enquiry to office@sportandspinalphysio.co.uk

Pregnancy related Back and Pelvic Pain

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We are always happy to answer any questions you might have. Call us on 07734054192 or send an e-mail to office@sportandspinalphysio.co.uk.

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We are based in Northern Ballet in central Leeds.

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