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Laboring Over Lower Back Pain

Posted by Dr. Gray on Tuesday, July 29, 2008

As if pregnancy isn’t challenging enough with its emotional ups and downs, weight gain, etc., recent evidence suggests that low back pain (LBP) is a major factor as well. A 36-question survey of 950 pregnant women revealed that 70 percent of respondents experienced LBP at some point during their terms.

Anonymous surveys were distributed to pregnant women participating in prenatal classes throughout New Haven County, Conn., over a period of 18 months. The surveys found that LBP was more common among younger pregnant women and those with a history of LBP both during and independent of previous pregnancies. Survey respondents also indicated that LBP had negatively affected sleep patterns and some daily activities. Of the women who reported LBP to their doctors, only 25 percent received treatment recommendations. These results show that LBP is prevalent during pregnancy; sadly, it seems that few of these patients’ primary care providers did much to help.

Pregnancy notwithstanding, LBP can be disruptive if left untreated. Don’t let LBP take the joy out of your pregnancy. Your doctor of chiropractic can recommend a safe and gentle treatment plan.

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One Response to “Laboring Over Lower Back Pain”

  1. Matt said

    While doing some research on this topic I came across a very interesting article “Calf Injuries and Magnesium Deficiency.” I would suggest reading it, as it offers some very interesting information on the correlation of poor health and magnesium deficiency. There’s another really important article about magnesium as an alternatives to Lipitor called “ Magnesium and Walking Will Always be Superior to Lipitor. Check them out if you have a chance.

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