Low Back Pain: Is it Common or Normal During All 3 Trimesters of Pregnancy?
When you think about the common symptoms of pregnancy, what’s the first one you think of? We’d be willing to bet that a good number of you thought of low back pain.
Low back pain is one of the most common side effects of pregnancy and most women experience it…
But guess what? It’s not normal.
Our bodies were not designed to be in pain – especially not chronic pain.
But unfortunately, most women have experienced or will experience low back pain during their pregnancy – sometimes to the point where it affects their daily lives or they become unable to work.
This is NOT how our bodies were designed to function, even during pregnancy.
Studies suggest that low back pain can be due to postural changes due to the inevitable weight gain that occurs during pregnancy, often leading to an anterior tilt of the pelvis (butt sticking out). This causes lordosis and increased stress on the lower back.
Another common reason for LBP can be due to pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD). This can occur because our pelvic floor muscles begin to work overtime trying to compensate for the new life growing inside of us which leads to impaired pelvic stability. This can be avoided with pelvic floor therapy.
As you can see, this common side effect of pregnancy is NOT normal and it’s not something you have to “suck it up and deal with.”
There are solutions and ways to thrive during your pregnancy in order to have the healthiest, most body-honoring pregnancy possible for you.
If you’re pregnant or want to get pregnant, we recommend starting chiropractic care at one of our Modern Chiropractic Center locations in Boise or Nampa so that you don’t have to live with the common (yet abnormal) symptoms of pregnancy that most women live with because they are told it’s normal.
With these altered biomechanics, it is more important than ever to get checked by a pediatric & pregnancy chiropractor for nervous system function.
When you receive a chiropractic adjustment, the brain and body are then able to communicate effectively and help adapt to the constant changes that are happening in your body.
We want you to know the truth and to know that you have a choice. We want you to be empowered to make health decisions that honor your body.
Have you ever experienced, or do you know someone who has lower back pain during pregnancy?