The incidence of lower back pain and pelvic pain in pregnancy is nothing new, but it doesn’t mean you necessarily have to put up with it.
If you are experiencing lower back pain, pubic bone pain or sacroiliac discomfort with certain movements such as rolling over in bed at night, getting out of bed or a chair, it may be an indication that you are not adapting well to the physiological changes of your pregnancy and perhaps there is an underlying mechanical dysfunction.
Osteopathic manual practitioners can help reduce these incidences by helping to facilitate the body’s ability to adapt and compensate to all the various biomechanical and physiological changes that occur during each trimester in pregnancy.
The better a women can adjust to the changing conditions, the less stress and strain occurs that generally manifest as pain or discomfort.
If you are noticing your pain is not going away and increasingly getting worse and you are having difficulty managing normal activities of daily living please consult with your physician or midwife and request to have an osteopathic assessment.
The Halifax Osteopathic Health Centre has put together a short video with three quick and simple tips you can adapt into your daily routine that may help reduce or minimize your lower back, SIJ or pubic bone discomfort.
Jocelyn Glover BSc. Kin, BSc. AHN, DO(MP)
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner