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Experiencing Low Back
& Pelvic Pain?

Gaia Can Help

Low Back Pain During Pregnancy and Postpartum

The lower back is one of the most common body regions for which people seek health care services.  Pelvic pain can range from 14-40% in the general population of reproductive age. How many of you have been told, “Back pain is just a normal part of pregnancy,” or, “of course your pelvis hurts, you just had a baby?” Just because these diagnoses are common, that does not make them acceptable. 


Did you know that nearly 50% of pregnant women report back pain?! 

The majority (nearly 95%!) of those with reported low back pain demonstrated some degree of pelvic floor dysfunction. 

How Do You Know If You Are Suffering from Low Back or Pelvic Pain?

There are many diagnoses that fall under back and pelvic pain for women. Some of them include:

  • Sciatica

  • SIJ pain

  • Piriformis syndrome

  • Lightning crotch

  • Pubic symphysis dysfunction

  • Disc protrusion/herniation

  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

  • PInched Nerve 

  • Hip Impingement 

  • Bursitis

  • Round Ligament Pain

What Does Low Back Or Pelvic Pain Mean?

Have you been diagnosed by a provider or self-diagnosed with one of these? Our therapists are familiar with all of these diagnoses.  Even if you have experienced these with several pregnancies, there is help and treatment available.  We include a full body assessment of posture, mobility, strength, walking patterns, pelvic floor function, breathing pattern and more to determine where the origin of the pain is coming from. There is not one cookie-cutter program for each type of person presenting with back or pelvic pain.  A traditional PT or orthopedic doctor may not be able to cater your care the way a pregnant body needs.  Our post-doctoral obstetric education sets us apart and enables us to care for pregnant women differently in the medical system. 

Why Choose Gaia Women’s PT to help Treat your Low Back and Pelvic Pain Symptoms

Here at Gaia Women’s Physical Therapy and Wellness, you will receive individual care pertaining to your scenario. Whether your pain is new or persistent, pregnant or not, newly postpartum or decades postpartum, we can work together to meet your needs, reduce your pain, and return you to activities you love to do. We utilize hands-on manual therapy for stiff muscles and joints, movement and stretching and other therapy interventions to find lasting relief from your pain.

Pelvic floor Pt for low back pain during pregnancy and postpartum in Martinsburg, WV
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