How to Avoid Back Pain When Pregnant

Dr. Maziar Badii, MD, FRCP, Rheumatologist, discusses avoiding pregnancy back pain.

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Dr. Maziar Badii, MD, FRCP, Rheumatologist, discusses avoiding pregnancy back pain.
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Featuring Dr. Maziar Badii, MD, FRCP

Video Title: How to Avoid Back Pain When Pregnant Duration: 1 minute, 23 seconds

There's some very simple, common sense-type of things that everyone can do that can both facilitate the positive physiological factors and protect the back against pain, discomfort as the pregnancy progresses.

Keep in mind that there are complementary therapies that could potentially be quite helpful to you. There's some evidence that acupuncture is helpful for pain control in pregnancy. There's some evidence that chiropractic treatments, especially by an experienced chiropractor who has built a practice around treating pregnancy-related back pain, can play a role and can help with your symptoms.

See your family physician and make sure that your healthcare provider is on board with these treatments. If your family physician agrees there are also medications that are potentially safe like acetaminophen, Tylenol.

Keep in mind that even though back pain is very common during pregnancy you should not ignore it, especially if it persists. See your healthcare provider if you have any questions as to why you're having this discomfort in your back.

You might visit a rheumatologist for information on what is, conditions, side effects, symptoms and treatments related to lower back pain in pregnancy, spinal disorders and joint pain in pregnancy.

Presenter: Dr. Maziar Badii, Rheumatologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Rheumatologist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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