Back pain has many possible causes. It is often caused by problems with muscles and ligaments in your back. The extra weight during pregnancy can put stress on your back. Moving, lifting, standing, sitting, or sleeping in an awkward way also can strain your back. Back pain can also be a sign of labour. Although it may hurt a lot, back pain often improves on its own. Use good home treatment, and take care not to stress your back.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: September 5, 2018
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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