Effective Treatment for Postpartum Back Pain (After Pregnancy)

Welcoming a new life into the world is a joyful experience, but it can also bring physical challenges for new mothers, including postpartum back pain. 

If you are a new mom experiencing back pain after giving birth, schedule an assessment and treatment with a Physiotherapist from The Back Clinic.

Symptoms of postpartum back pain

Postpartum back pain often manifests as a dull, persistent pain in the lower back or pelvic area. It can worsen with prolonged sitting or standing and makes everyday tasks such as carrying the baby or breastfeeding uncomfortable. In some women, the pain can also radiate down the legs.

Causes of postpartum back pain

The main causes of postpartum back pain are the changes that occur during pregnancy and childbirth. Hormonal fluctuations can loosen ligaments and joints, while the increased weight and shift in the body’s centre of gravity put additional strain on the back. In addition, the birth itself can cause muscle tension and imbalances.

Treatment of postpartum back pain

Effective treatment of postpartum back pain is important to support new mothers in their daily activities and bonding with their babies. One promising approach is the DBC protocol, a specialised physiotherapy technique. DBC targets the root causes of back pain and focuses on core stability, muscle strength and flexibility. Through tailored exercises and progressive rehabilitation, new mothers can regain their strength and relieve their discomfort.


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