The incidence of back pain during pregnancy is 48 percent to 56 percent. In fact, in most cases, it is very common to see this symptom as a normal part of pregnancy.
About a third of pregnant women experience severe back pain during pregnancy, which causes them to compromise their ability to work in a lucrative job and also interferes with daily life activities. Moreover, back pain also causes significant insomnia in more than a third of pregnant women.
Pregnancy-related back pain and risk factors:
What causes back pain during pregnancy?
A normal pregnancy occurs several physiological changes in the body. These include mechanical and structural changes in the spine and hip to facilitate pregnancy and childbirth. Changes also mean changes in posture, walking and total body water. Blood flow changes occur due to obstruction and hormonal changes in the blood vessels (epidural blood vessels) around the spine.
The main change in posture changes the condition of the spine. Most of the weight gained during pregnancy accumulates in the lower part of the pelvis, along with a protruding abdomen. This leads to low back pain. It also causes a forward tilt.
Increase in total body water; vertebral means fluid collection in connective tissues around the colon and pelvis. This increases the looseness around the aforementioned joints, and the increase in fluid is exacerbated by hormonal changes of pregnancy. It softens the ligaments around the pelvic joints and cervix, possibly increasing fluid retention in these tissues, and this helps with easy delivery. However, the condition also causes back pain. In other words, at the root of the pain is the change in posture and hormones.
Treatment and prevention of back pain during pregnancy
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