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Exercises to avoid during early pregnancy? Just learned i am, but need physical therapy due to chronic back pain now affection nerve in left thigh.

Exercises to avoid during early pregnancy? Just learned i am, but need physical therapy due to chronic back pain now affection nerve in left thigh.

Normally PT: Is okay while pregnant. Inform your pt about this as the only thing you really do not want to do is anything new that is very strenuous that could cause physiologic stress. Basic pt should be okay, but discuss with your OB and pt to be safe. Your back pain will get worse with the pregnancy, most likely, so its a good time to make sure you are preparing yourself for the next nine months. Congrats! ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can physical therapy for low back pain or neck pain help during pregnancy?

Can physical therapy for low back pain or neck pain help during pregnancy?

Yes: It's best to see a physical therapist or doctor of osteopathic medicine to help stretch out contracted muscles and release tension from baby. ...Read more

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What is good for upper back pain during pregnancy?

What is good for upper back pain during pregnancy?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a safe medication and can be taken for general body aches. Warm compresses, comfortable shoes, periodic rest can also help with the pain. ...Read more

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What can be done to ease back pain during pregnancy?

What can be done to ease back pain during pregnancy?

Pregnancy belt: A physiatrist can evaluate you and determine the source of your pain. Besides the load of the baby, the hormones released during pregnancy destabilize the pelvis and can contribue to your symptoms. Depending on your exact symptoms, you may benefit from a sacroiliac belt. Physical therapy may also provide some relief. ...Read more

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What is normal back pain during pregnancy? How much back pain is normal during pregnancy? At what point should I be concerned?

What is normal back pain during pregnancy? How much back pain is normal during pregnancy?  At what point should I be concerned?

Depends: Generalized mild back pain in pregnancy is fairly common. However if the back pain is associated with any fever, burning with urination, baginal bleeding, or abnormal vaginal discharge then you should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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How do women handle back pain during pregnancy? Does doing yoga help?

How do women handle back pain during pregnancy? Does doing yoga help?

Sure.: Prenatal stretching and yoga classes should be a safe activity for most pregnant women without physical disabilities, provided they are well supervised. Non-contact, low impact sports and activities such as stationary bike, treadmill, walking and swimming are ideal during pregnancy to maintain muscle tone and keep the cardiovascular system in good shape in anticipation of labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to help with back pain during pregnancy besides ice, heat, and massage. Im to the point i can barely sit or stand?

Whats the best way to help with back pain during pregnancy besides ice, heat, and massage. Im to the point i can barely sit or stand?

See your OB : Person! they would recommend proper follow up , possibly including orthopedic consult. " old adage-- drugs are harmful". ...Read more

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How do u relieve lower back pain during pregnancy?

How do u relieve lower back pain during pregnancy?

Several ways: First make sure it is not related to a urinary tract infection. Otherwise, if ok with your doctor, exercise can help as well as local treatnents like massage and heat applications. As you get bigger, a pregnancy harness may also help. Make sure you do not but on excessive weight.. ...Read more

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How do ease the chest and upper back pain during pregnancy?

Conservative measure: Try heat, massage, rest, hot showered, and or tylenol (acetaminophen). Otherwise, talk to your ob/ gyn. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more