Physical therapy is highly effective in reducing back pain, including the type experienced by pregnant women.
Therapists employ a variety of techniques to relieve the pressure on the back, including flexibility and strengthening exercises, specialized massages and in some cases, treatments using safe and highly effective mechanical devices.
The number of pregnant women who experience back pain is somewhere between 50 to 70%. The reasons for back pain vary from person to person, but the majority of back pain concerns can be accounted for by one of the following reasons:
- An increase in hormones
- A change of the body’s center of gravity
- Gaining additional weight
- A decline in posture
- Added stress
Women searching for ways to cope with pregnancy difficulties may be surprised to know that four of the above factors can be directly addressed with a proper physical therapy program.
Pregnancy can result in back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle spasms and sciatica. Most therapy is applied hands-on by our trained professionals, designed to relieve pain. Our Arrow Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation experts also help with vital home education for both pre- and post-birth, including showing partners and others how they may assist in pain-relief measures.