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Why is pain in my lower back @ 26 weeks pregnant normal or abnormal?

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Back pain normal: Low back pain is common in pregnancy at 26 weeks. As the uterus is getting bigger it pulls the back potentially causing back pain. Ice or heat can help, as can doing back exercises. I frequently will send my patients to physical therapy to learn exercises to help, or have them get acupuncture.
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Depends: Low back pain is very common in pregnancy, generally getting worse with gestational age as the lumbar lordosis increases. Pain at 26 weeks is a little early and needs to be evaluated by your obstetrician.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Very common: Low back pain is common during pregnancy. Talk to your obstitrician about options in your case. Any medication use should be approved by your ob.

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