Understanding and managing the back pain of pregnancy

Hans L. Carlson, Nels L. Carlson, Bryan A. Pasternak, Keith D. Balderston

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

30 Scopus citations


Approximately 50% of all pregnant women experience back pain during pregnancy. The causes and risk factors associated with the back pain encountered during pregnancy continue to be evaluated. The key to evaluating and managing these patients is the history and physical examination. Recognizing characteristics of the frequently encountered back pain of pregnancy as well as uncommon sources of back pain during pregnancy is essential in establishing an accurate diagnosis and initiating prompt and effective management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-71
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent women's health reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this