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Lower back pain during pregnancy is a frequently reported cause of discomfort due to
physiological and hormonal changes that can affect everyday life of pregnant women. It also affects
their abilities to function including health status during antepartum, delivery and postpartum period
resulting slow movement, sleep disturbance and chronic back pain in postpartum period. These
problems decrease the quality of life of pregnant women and can increase the use of sick leave,
inability to perform function and worsen their family’s economic situation. Lower back pain
during pregnancy can be prevented or relieved with health education about appropriate posture,
exercise and back muscle massage. The objective of this article was to present information about
th prevalence, effect, and correlative factors that induce low back pain during pregnancy and
methods for the prevention or relieve of lower back pain during pregnancy. This information can
serve as guidelines for the prevention or relieve of lower back pain during pregnancy, so that
pregnant woman can live with happiness and improved quality of life.
บทความและรายงานวิจัยในวารสารพยาบาลกระทรวงสาธารณสุข เป็นความคิดเห็นของ ผู้เขียน มิใช่ของคณะผู้จัดทำ และมิใช่ความรับผิดชอบของสมาคมศิษย์เก่าพยาบาลกระทรวงสาธารณสุข ซึ่งสามารถนำไปอ้างอิงได้
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