Back Pain in Pregnancy


There can be chances of having different kinds of health problems during pregnancy, where back pain is very common. In addition, other health concerns that women may encounter include – iron deficiency anemia, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety. In this section, we will try to know about back pain in pregnancy & its treatment.

In the course of pregnancy, the body’s ligaments get softer that prepare women for labor. In such conditions, a woman may experience the stain on the lower back joints & pelvis, which will further cause back pain. Mainly women start experiencing lower back pain during the second half of pregnancy. And sometimes, they experience back pain on the right side during pregnancy.

Physiotherapy’s approach is quite beneficial for treatment for back pain, and it’s good for alleviating lower back pain. It promotes healthy pelvis muscles. Physiotherapy sessions help in reducing the pain levels and any aches which radiate from the low back. A combination of instructions, exercises, stretching, and manual therapy are a few ways to do a physiotherapy treatment. All these will impact greatly on the back pain in the lower back during pregnancy.

Causes of Back Pain in Pregnant Women

Pregnant women suffer from different health problems during pregnancy, and back pain is one of the major problems that they face. Here in this segment, we will discuss a little bit about the causes of back pain in early pregnancy and in other stages of pregnancy.

Also read our blog on: Causes of Sharp Lower Back Pain

Hormonal Changes

Although there are several hormones released during pregnancy in which estrogen, progesterone, and Relaxin are the important ones. If we talk about the Relaxin, this hormone is responsible for relaxing ligaments in the pelvic area and allows loose joints.

Meanwhile, this loosens the spine supporting ligaments, which may cause pain and instability. Here it’s also worth noting that before pregnancy, muscles get weak in this region. This is one of the biggest reasons for back pain in pregnancy.

Weight Gain

This is another big reason for lower back pain during pregnancy, where the weight of the woman increases because of a growing fetus. This further can cause back pain in the lower back during pregnancy. There is a great chance of having back pain on the left side during pregnancy, which is due to the growing womb.

Posture Gain

It’s also worth important to note that due to the posture change center of gravity shifts, and due to this, the way of movement gets affected. Posture correction will be helpful to get relief from the back pain in early pregnancy and after this.


During the pregnancy, women pass through emotional stress, which may cause muscle tension in the back, resulting in lower back pain.

Treatment for Lower Back Pain

There are a number of ways to treat lower back pain during pregnancy. All of this will minimize your pain. Your doctor/physical therapy specialist may help you to eradicate the treatment for lower back pain. Let’s go through lower back pain treatment.


A few exercises may help you to strengthen muscles and increase flexibility. These are pretty much good to eradicate the stress on your spine. Safe exercises will strengthen the back and abdomen.

Heat And Cold

This is pretty much beneficial to reduce the back pain were using a cold approach for 20 minutes a day. Use this approach to the affected area.  After two or three days, switch to a heat approach where it’s good to use a heating pad or hot water bottle on the painful area. Consult with a doctor before using this approach.

Improve The Posture

A proper posture is the best for reducing the pain, and for this, it’s better to adopt the correct posture while working, sitting, or sleeping. It will be good to put a pillow between your knees as this reduces the stress from the back. In case you are sitting during your work, then you should place a rolled-up towel for supporting the back. Wearing a belt can also be beneficial.


In the case of back pain, it’s good to consult with your doctor, physical therapist, or counselor.

Chiropractic Care

It should be performed correctly as spine chiropractic manipulation will be safe during pregnancy. It’s advisable to consult with your doctor before opting for the same. 

Anodyne Spine:- Back Pain Treatment in South Delhi

Anodyne Spine Clinic offers world-class physiotherapy services in South Delhi. Where we provide treatment for spine alignment, posture correction, knee and shoulder pain.  Our sports injury, chiropractic treatment, & other approaches to treatments are highly appreciated by our customers.  A team of physiotherapy and chiropractic care specialists will help in providing an exclusive range of treatment for back pain in pregnancy. Talk with our expert team & get a consultation.

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