BMI Risk Factor Persistent Pelvic Pain
Reference:Mogren IM. BMI, pain and hyper-mobility are determinants of long-term outcome for women with low back pain and pelvic pain during pregnancy. Eur Spine J. 2006 Jul;15(7):1093-102.
The majority of women experience some form of low back/pelvic pain during pregnancy however roughly 40% still have pain 6 months after delivery. The purpose of this Swedish study was to uncover the potential risk factors for re-current or persistent pelvic pain in women following delivery.
Basic Conclusion: Higher body mass index (BMI) and general joint hyper-mobility were the most significant determinants of persistent pelvic pain after pregnancy.
Personal Comment: Perhaps have pregnant women with high BMI try pole-walking!
Posted on: October 06, 2012
Categories: SI & Pelvis