Identification and management of pregnancy-related low back pain

Jan Perkins, Roger L. Hammer, Peter V. Loubert

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

58 Scopus citations

Abstract

Back pain is a common complaint of women during pregnancy. It is frequently dismissed as trivial and inevitable. This article gives an overview of recent research on pregnancyrelated back pain that documents the impact of this pain on women's lives, during and beyond the childbearing year. It argues for a more active approach to the prevention and management of back pain during pregnancy. Two common back pain types, lumbar pain and posterior pelvic pain, are described and basic management techniques for the woman and her primary caregiver are suggested. Red flag findings that necessitate specialist referral are also highlighted, as are suggestions for further research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-340
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Identification and management of pregnancy-related low back pain'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this