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Can physical therapy for low back pain or neck pain help during pregnancy?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Tamara Lyday
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tamara Lyday
Dr. Tamara Lyday
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Dr. Adam Lewis
I agree. Discuss treatment for the back and neck pain with your obstetrician before embarking on physical therapy or chiropractic manipulation to ensure that these therapies are safe. Massage therapy is contraindicatated in the first trimester of pregnancy.
David Miller
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Osteopathic manipulation can be particularly effective for low back pain and neck pain during pregnancy.
Pregnancy puts specific stresses on the low back that can alter the position of the vertebrae. This in turn puts additional stress on various muscles, which is what causes much of the pain. By restoring the proper structure and function, omm can significantly reduce your level of pain.

In brief: Yes
Osteopathic manipulation can be particularly effective for low back pain and neck pain during pregnancy.
Pregnancy puts specific stresses on the low back that can alter the position of the vertebrae. This in turn puts additional stress on various muscles, which is what causes much of the pain. By restoring the proper structure and function, omm can significantly reduce your level of pain.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Gregory Billy
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes, physical therapy can help with neck and back pain during pregancy.
See your obstetrician for their approval and therapy recommendations.

In brief: Yes
Yes, physical therapy can help with neck and back pain during pregancy.
See your obstetrician for their approval and therapy recommendations.
Dr. Gregory Billy
Dr. Gregory Billy
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