Back Pain And Pregnancy: Two Tender Subjects, Five Key Ideas – HuffPost

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Pregnancy is a wonderful time in a woman’s life. However with this wonderful time can come many trying moments or unforeseeable medical afflictions. One such affliction is sciatica pain, or a very sharp pain in the lower back that can affect some women who are carrying a child. Some people may attribute the lower back pain to weight gain during pregnancy, however it is not always quite that simple. More often than not sciatica pain is caused by a shift in the hormonal balance of “Relaxin” and this problem is more likely to affect younger women than older women.

Key Takeaways:

  • Most back pain caused by pregnancy can be treated without medications.
  • Weight gain and hormonal changes can cause pregnancy back pain.
  • The stresses we face daily that cause back pain don’t disappear with pregnancy but can be managed to ensure comfort.

“Learning to successfully manage traveling, sitting, computer use and other back and sciatica pain precipitators becomes more important to ensure comfort during this special stage of life.”

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