Studies on backache have discovered that over 50% of all women complain of lower back pain during pregnancy (7), with the sacroiliac joints of the pelvis being most commonly affected. (8)
Back pain is thought to be due to multiple factors, which include:
Each of these three factors may affect the structure and alignment of our spine. As your pregnancy progresses, the weight of your baby can become a major load to bear and hormonal changes may exacerbate any previous spinal weakness or injury.
(7) Fast A. Low Back Pain in Pregnancy. Spine. 1987;12(4):368-371
(8) Berg G. Low back Pain During Pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gyn. 1988;71:71-75