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Back Pain of Pregnancy

Back pain and pregnancy usually go hand-in-hand. The back pain of pregnancy usually happens where the pelvis meets the spine at the sacroiliac joints.

Causes of low back pain and pregnancy:

  •  Weight gain
  •  Hormone changes
  •  Posture changes
  •  Muscle separation
  •  Stress

The good news is that it’s usually nothing serious.  Treatment is usually symptomatic and includes:

  •  Heat or cold
  •  Exercise
  •  Posture correction
  •  Advice
  •  Acupuncture
  •  Chiropractic care

Should the back pain not respond to the simple treatments then physician consultation should be obtained and especially if there is:

  •  Severe pain
  •  Severe pain which begins abruptly
  •  Rhythmic pains or preterm labor

To learn more about Dr. Cotler or to schedule an appointment, please call us on (713) 523-8884.

Howard B. Cotler, MD, FACS, FAAOS is board certified and recertified in Orthopedic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the American College of Surgeons.

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