Low back pain during pregnancy can be miserable for many new mothers, interfering with work, fun, sleep and daily activities. The pain usually begins in the 2nd trimester and generally located on one side of the low back and can cause radiating pain down the leg. Pain medication typically do not work for this type of pain and not recommended during pregnancy. Interventional treatment is usually physical therapy. Unfortunately, exercise is not helpful for this type of pain and in some exercise makes it worse.
Research shows acupuncture therapy and manual therapy are the most effective treatment. Our physical therapy clinic is extremely trained with excellent out-comes of 100% pain free after 1 to 3 visits. You do not need a prescription to schedule an appointment, but recommend contacting your physician before any treatment is started. Our clinic also provides same day service for patients experiencing severe pain.
Liddle, S. D., Pennick, V., & Liddle, S. D. (n.d.). Interventions for preventing and treating low‐back and pelvic pain during pregnancy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9.