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Carri Spencer, PT


Question:
I am 20 weeks pregnant and starting to have more and more low back pain making it difficult to care for my other children. Is there anything I can do for it? Or do I just have to live with it for the next 20 weeks. 

Answer: Low back pain is very common during pregnancy as your body changes and adapts to the growth of your baby. Significant pain that limits your activity level, however, is not normal. There are several treatments that can help lessen and even eliminate back pain during pregnancy. Often times the sacro-iliac (SI) joint is the source of pain. Treatment consists of specific manual techniques and exercises to normalize SI joint motion, along with stretches and specific education to help limit future flare ups. Call Carri to help treat your pregnancy related back pain at 367-5400.