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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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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I am pregnant and get really bad back pain. What should I do?

I am pregnant and get really bad back pain. What should I do?

Osteopathic Exam/Tx: In pregnancy, back pain is frequently musculoskeletal due to growing fetus, stretching ligaments, & uterus displacing ribs.I see this commonly in my practice.Can't take meds, so a good osteopathic hands-on exam & gentle manipulation may relieve the pain without endangering baby.It's gotten my daughter through 1 pregnancy & now through a second. :) ...Read more

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What are the nondrug options for a pregnant woman with back pain?

What are the nondrug options for a pregnant woman with back pain?

Several: A type of back support called a pregnancy harness can help as you progress with the pregnancy and guided exercise as long as it is cleared by your ob/gyn. A tens unit can also be of benefit. ...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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I have very bad back pain in the lower back and cant get comfortable i am 5 months pregnant what can i do i cant take one more day of this.

I have very bad back pain in the lower back and cant get comfortable i am 5 months pregnant what can i do i cant take one more day of this.

Option limited: The options are limited in someone while they are pregnant. It usually has to be something noninvasive and without imaging studies. Ask your doctor to refer you to physical therapy and there are some gentle things they can try that can often help. ...Read more

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Its uzma I am trying to get pregnant me and my husband trying for a baby i missed my peeiod since 2 days I have lots of full back pain why is it ?

Its uzma I am trying to get pregnant  me and my husband trying for a baby i missed my peeiod since 2 days I have lots of full back pain why is it  ?

Get Tested: It would be impossible for a pregnancy to be causing your symptoms. That would be physically impossible given how early your pregnancy would be if you are pregnant. But, as you have been repeatedly advised it is time to sign off of the application here and go get a pregnancy test. Full back pain is in no way diagnostic of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Im six months pregnant and got lower back pain how can I get better?

See details: Unfortunately, improvement will come in about 3 months when you deliver. Rest and moist heat can help. ...Read more

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If i get pregnant and i have to take a pain killer everyday for my chronic back pain. What should i do?? Is there any med which is safe for the baby?

If i get pregnant and i have to take a pain killer everyday for my chronic back pain. What should i do?? Is there any med which is safe for the baby?

Need OBGYN: Acetaminophen is considered to be one of the safest analgesics for pregnant women to take, however, your OB/GYN provider will help make decisions as far as anything stronger is concerned. You may wish to consider alternative approaches for chronic pain management and control which do not require analgesic use. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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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