Identification and management of pregnancy-related low back pain.

  title={Identification and management of pregnancy-related low back pain.},
  author={Janice Perkins and Roger L. Hammer and Peter V Loubert},
  journal={Journal of nurse-midwifery},
  volume={43 5},
Back pain is a common complaint of women during pregnancy. It is frequently dismissed as trivial and inevitable. This article gives an overview of recent research on pregnancy-related back pain that documents the impact of this pain on women's lives, during and beyond the childbearing year. It argues for a more active approach to the prevention and management of back pain during pregnancy. Two common back pain types, lumbar pain and posterior pelvic pain, are described and basic management… CONTINUE READING