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

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