Conditions we treat
PREGNANCY RELATED PAIN
Pregnancy related low back pain, pelvic girdle pain (sacro-iliac joint, pubic symphysis joint), hip and tailbone pain are very common during pregnancy. Up to 50% of women will experience pain in these areas at some point during their pregnancy and it can sometimes persist in the postnatal period. It can be mild or significant enough to limit even the most basic of daily movements.
We know that the earlier you seek help for these problems, the less likely they are to progress during pregnancy and to persist following the delivery of your baby. In most cases, this pain can be resolved or relieved with some simple movement strategies, postural advice, sleeping/resting position modifications, hands on muscle release, stretching and strengthening exercises and the use of support garments.
What is it?
Signs of low back, pelvic joint, hip or tailbone can include:
A dull ache in the low back which worsens as the day progresses or with certain postures
Sharp pain at the back or front of the pelvis with certain movements especially single-legged activities such as standing on one leg or rolling in bed
A sensation of increased muscle tension around the back, pelvis, hips or thighs
Pain in the hips when sleeping on the side
Discomfort in the tailbone when sitting or standing from sitting
Pins and needles or numbness in your buttocks/lower limbs