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Lower back pain during pregnancy is SUPER common. Pregnant mamas might experience localized pain of the low back that radiates into the buttocks and legs.

It may mimic sciatica—pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve that stretches from the low back through the hips and buttocks down the leg. Sciatic nerve pain usually affects only one side of the body.

Lower back pain during pregnancy can be constant or it can worsen with activity. It might interfere with sleep, (which important for mama and baby),  and affect a pregnant person's quality of daily life. For most people, symptoms will resolve after the birth of their child. Unfortunately, some may experience chronic pain that remains after childbirth. This is why chiropractic care is so important prior, during, and post, for mama and newborn. Yes Vessel will attend your brithing process if you would like. It would be an honor to show up and remove interferece from a newborns system, the journey is a big one to make alone, and all the twisting and compression the baby just endured needs to get their spine checked to make sure all the nerves are free flowing and not compressed or tension due to the birthing process. 

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Many of the causes are recognized which are totally normal during pregnancy, including those related to posture, blood circulation, and hormones. 

One theory about lower back pain in pregnancy relates to mechanical instability (weak abdominals)  of the low back in the lumbar spine and pelvis. During pregnancy, the lumbar spine goes through a compensatory process called lordosis (This is where your belly is hanging pulling your low-back down and forwards), where the spine adjusts to the center of gravity from the increasing pregnancy weight and belly enlargement. 

This growing process adds excessive strain on the lumbar joints, discs, ligaments, and muscles. The psoas muscle of the hip becomes shortened from the compensatory lordosis, further adding to low back pain. Weak abdominals add to the problem. 

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