Pregnancy Without Pain?


Submitted 9 months ago
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Joy Clancy

Prenatal PT Offers Pharmaceutical-Free Relief

Physical therapy during pregnancy can be useful for relieving common discomforts such as back pain, and for enabling an easier, more comfortable pregnancy, birth, and postnatal recovery. 

A woman’s body undergoes several changes to adapt to the growth of a fetus. For example, an increase in the curvature of the spine can trigger low back pain and/or aggravation of the sciatic nerve (sciatica). Additionally, natural hormone changes that prepare a woman’s body for childbirth—by relaxing or loosening connective tissues—can cause increased mobility of joints that may result in over-extension and strain.

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Musculoskeletal and hormonal changes that are normal during pregnancy may result in pain for some women. Physical therapists have many (pharmaceutical-free) tools and techniques that are appropriate to alleviate this kind of discomfort.



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