The Prevention of Low Back Pain during Pregnancy

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สุรีพร ศรีโพธิ์อุ่น
ปราณี ธีรโสภณ


Lower back pain during pregnancy is a frequently reported cause of discomfort due to

physiological and hormonal changes that can affect everyday life of pregnant women. It also affects

their abilities to function including health status during antepartum, delivery and postpartum period

resulting slow movement, sleep disturbance and chronic back pain in postpartum period. These

problems decrease the quality of life of pregnant women and can increase the use of sick leave,

inability to perform function and worsen their family’s economic situation. Lower back pain

during pregnancy can be prevented or relieved with health education about appropriate posture,

exercise and back muscle massage. The objective of this article was to present information about

th prevalence, effect, and correlative factors that induce low back pain during pregnancy and

methods for the prevention or relieve of lower back pain during pregnancy. This information can

serve as guidelines for the prevention or relieve of lower back pain during pregnancy, so that

pregnant woman can live with happiness and improved quality of life.


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ศรีโพธิ์อุ่น ส, ธีรโสภณ ป. The Prevention of Low Back Pain during Pregnancy. NJPH (วารสาร พ.ส.) [Internet]. 2018 Apr. 30 [cited 2022 Nov. 30];28(1):13-25. Available from:


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