So you're pregnant and experiencing back pain. You don't want to take any medications that may harm the baby. Why are you having this pain and what drug-free treatment are there?

Back pain is one of the most common complaints of pregnancy and the likelihood of it increases with each passing month. The cause is multi-factorial. Certainly the increased size and weight of the belly puts more stress on the lower spine. The altered biomechanics (walking differently) puts different pressure on the muscles and the hormones associated with pregnancy cause the ligaments in and around the pelvis to soften causing less overall stability.

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