To Investigate the Changes in Spinal Curves Which Result During Pregnancy.
Keywords:Sacroiliac Pain SIP, Low Back Pain LBP, Spondylometer
It is supposed that backache and pelvic pains during pregnancy are related to altered position of center of gravity. This displaces from 2nd sacral vertebra to upwards and forwards. This change is compensated by alternation in body alignment of spinal curves» This results in imbalance between the action of different body muscles. Which create extra pressure and strain on them and results in various pains and aches. A total number of 100 healthy women from 12th week to 30th week of gestation have participated in the test. Their spinal curves were measured with the help of spondylometer and graphs were developed accordingly. At the end of the study it was observed that low Back Pain (LBP) results due to adaptation of poor posture during pregnancy. Such women are usually kyphotic and 54% of cases complained of LBP. Lumber lordosis appears due to tilting of pelvis anteriorly results in Sacroiliac Pain (SIP) and 26% of pregnant women examined complained of SIP. 13% women complained of LBP as well as of SIP and 7% cases experienced “No” pains throughout their pregnancy. It was concluded that LBP and SIP are either due to adaptation of poor posture during pregnancy or if may be due to ant. Tilting of pelvis as a result of weak abdominal.
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