What to know about back pain in pregnancy

(Jamie Eske/ Medical News Today) — Along with nausea, fatigue, and swollen feet, most women experience back pain at some points during pregnancy. Pregnancy-related back pain typically affects the lower back.

According to one review that looked into the complaint, low-back pain affects more than two-thirds of women during pregnancy.

Back pain can also arise near the center of the back when doctors call it lumbar pain, or the tailbone when they refer to it as posterior pelvic pain.

Many factors, including hormonal and postural changes, contribute to back pain during pregnancy. The causes vary between women and may depend on the stage of pregnancy.

This article discusses the reasons for pregnancy-related back pain, and ways to treat and prevent this discomfort. (…)

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