Low Back Pain and Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy

@article{Casagrande2015LowBP,
  title={Low Back Pain and Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy},
  author={Danielle J Casagrande and Zbigniew Gugala and Shannon M. Clark and Ronald W Lindsey},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  year={2015},
  volume={23},
  pages={539–549}
}
Pregnancy has a profound effect on the human body, particularly the musculoskeletal system. Hormonal changes cause ligamentous joint laxity, weight gain, and a shift in the center of gravity that leads to lumbar spine hyperlordosis and anterior tilting of the pelvis. In addition, vascular changes may lead to compromised metabolic supply in the low back. The most common musculoskeletal complaints in pregnancy are low back pain and/or pelvic girdle pain. They can be diagnosed and differentiated… 

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