I was expecting lower back pain when I got pregnant. I wasn’t expecting side pain almost like my “love handles” hurt. It hurts when I lay on my sides or when I stand for to long. After thinking about why my sides would be so uncomfortable I came up with a few causes and an exercise to help.
You are not crazy! You are uncomfortable and for very good reasons. But that doesn’t mean that we have to be increasingly more uncomfortable as our pregnancy progresses. Try the stretch in my video for 2-3 days you will be surprised at the difference you feel. At least I was surprised.
Now if you don’t have any relief or minimal relief from this stretch that doesn’t mean that you are just doomed. It just means this exercise wasn’t the right one for you. It is impossible to properly diagnosis and treat everyone without a personal assessment.
Some might be tempted to say that they will suffer during their pregnancy because the pain will just go away after the baby is delivered. Unfortunately, for many women that is not the case. Their pain continues causing them to change how they move their bodies. That is how a small problem becomes a large problem.
When you alter how you move you strain other body parts. Now, how much strain and how fast that strain will cause a problem is hard to say. But it never easy or convenient to be injured as a mom. If you are dealing with a pregnancy ache or pain let a specialist Physical Therapist help you get back to fully enjoying your pregnancy and your baby.
We offer a Free Discovery Visit that consists of a movement screening to help determine a diagnosis that will tells us the fastest way to get you back to enjoying all your favorite activities.
WE HELP ACTIVE ADULTS OVERCOME THEIR ACHES AND PAINS TO GET THEM BACK TO THEIR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES WITHOUT MEDICATION, INJECTIONS OR SURGERIES.
Dr. Molly McDonald