Your postpartum back pain will NOT go away on its own! Our specialty-trained woman's health physical therapist can effectively treat your back pain and other pregnancy or pelvic floor issues.
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Maintaining a well-balanced exercise program, and focusing on strengthening the core muscles, will help keep us moving and keep us pain-free. Creating good habits about our lifting mechanics also plays a huge role in preventing and alleviating back pain. Even if you don’t have pain right now! Constantly lifting and bending with our spines will lead to new problems and aggravate current problems. Staying pain-free during and after pregnancy is a possibility, and should be the majority! Meeting with a physical therapist to discuss healthy exercise habits, discover areas of weakness, and creating a plan based on your back pain is the first step!
Our hips, core, and muscles in our low back are so important in keeping us pain-free. Commonly, women who have back pain during or after pregnancy are prescribed bed rest. Which, first of all, yeah right, because I have to much to do to get this nursery ready. And secondly, bed rest can lead to way more problems, like blood clots. Bed rest also only makes our back pain worse in the long run, by making us weaker. Women are also commonly told that exercising during pregnancy is dangerous and that once those two little lines show up, it’s time to cancel the gym membership. There are some situations in which this [...]