Pregnancy related pain can include back pain which is very common in pregnancy but should not be ignored. It is estimated that between 50% and 80% of women experience some form of back pain during pregnancy.
Such pain can range from mild pain associated with specific activities to acute back pain that can become chronic back pain.
Studies show that lower back pain usually occurs between the fifth and seventh month of being pregnant. In some cases, pregnancy pain in the lower back can begin as early as 8 to 12 weeks after becoming pregnant. Women with pre-existing lower back problems are at higher risk for back pain, and their back pain can occur earlier in the pregnancy.
Treatment including hot packs, soft tissue work, adjustments and Rock Tape (kinesiotape) are all safe for the pregnant woman and her unborn child. Research has even shown that women who have chiropractic care during their pregnancy have reduced labor times and deliver with more comfort. Rock Tape can help with the increased weight and stress on the body as pictured below: