Here are some statistics we are committed to changing by working closely with other healthcare providers:
60% of women experience low back pain during pregnancy
Only about 1/3 of those women report it to their providers
Of the women that report low back pain only 25% of providers recommend treatment
Many women also experience musculoskeletal pain. These are caused by the woman’s changing body preparing for birth. There are drastic changes in the woman’s posture, gait and even breathing. During pregnancy your biomechanical changes reduce the joint’s integrity and can lead to easy injury of ligaments. Water retention is another side effect of pregnancy that can cause swelling in areas like the carpal tunnel and cause tingling, numbness or even pain.
Pregnancy Conditions and Symptoms:
Some common things pregnant patients come to Dr. Young for are:
- round ligament pain
- pubic symphysis and pelvic pain
- rib and midback pain
- neck, back and leg pain.