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Pregnancy Back Pain Explained

  by: Heather Jeffcoat, DPT - Women's Health Physical Therapy, Los Angeles CA The baby belly. It’s the most obvious way a woman’s body changes during pregnancy. But the transformation is so pronounced that it causes somewhat less visible—but still uncomfortable—physiological changes. Pregnancy-related back pain can be so severe that it interferes with one’s quality of life, which especially for active moms who had planned to continue their active lifestyle throughout their pregnancy can be downright depressing.  To make matters worse, pregnancy-related back pain may extend into post-pregnancy period, and may interfere with healing during this time due to the inability...

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