Pre-Pregnancy Exercise May Not Prevent Back Pain

Wed Dec 31, 2008

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pre-pregnancy physical activity may not influence whether or not a woman will have persistent low back or pelvic pain after pregnancy, suggest researchers from Sweden.

However, about half of the women with persistent lower back or pelvic pain 6 months after delivery reported similar levels of leisure-time physical activity as did women without post-pregnancy back pain, reports author Dr. Ingrid M. Mogren of Umea University. More…