68% of all women experience back pain after giving birth. Back pain can occur throughout pregnancy, immediately after, or even up to 12 months later! Back pain related to pregnancy occurs due to the woman’s center of gravity shifting forward as she carries, increasing pressure on her spine. In addition, during pregnancy and while giving birth, many core stabilizing muscles become stretched out, leaving the spine unstable. Proper posture and lifting techniques are crucial during and after a pregnancy in order to prevent episodes of back pain. For recommendations on preventing back pain, or relief from a current problem, feel free to stop in to see our amazing staff at Hands On Physical Therapy! You’ll be sure to get the physical therapy you need, and core strengthening techniques to alleviate the problem!
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