Date of Award
Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)
Low Back Pain; Pregnancy Complications
Low back pain (LBP) during pregnancy is a frequent complaint and is often considered a normal, nontreatable occurrence. However, much of the LBP of pregnancy can be eliminated with early intervention. Factors such as poor posture, mechanical changes, and relaxation. of ligamentous structures in the spine and pelvis are the most common explanations of low back pain. A careful history and evaluation are essential to identify the etiology and to guide an appropriate treatment. This independent study will be a literature review. Its purpose is to identify some of the causes for LBP during pregnancy and develop guidelines for evaluation and treatment. vii
Chouanard, Jean, "Physical Therapy Evaluation and Treatment of Low Back Pain during Pregnancy" (1995). Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects. 95.