At JYphysiotherapy we see a good number of women who develop post-natal low back pain post pregnancy. This maybe because they had problems during pregnancy or perhaps before they fell pregnant.
Often, over the months during pregnancy we reduce our exercise. Following the birth of our baby we then increase our bending and sitting times along with the lack of sleep back pain can take its toll.
Occasionally women suffer with Pelvic Girdle Symptoms (pain at the base of the buttocks) following labour and can have an onset of pain straight after birth.
Women on their second pregnancy often suffer as they have a toddler to deal with as well. Treatment will focus on reducing the pain and building the strength. We will also look at the positions that could be aggravating your pain such as changing time, feeding, pushing the buggy.
We are very experienced in assessing low backs and helping women to manage their pain through this initial phase as well as providing hands on treatment. The journey to getting your body back to shape can be a slow one and here at JYphysiotherapy we understand that you need to be kind to yourself and gradually return to your previous fitness levels.