Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Backstretch Exercise

“Effectiveness Of Backstretch Exercise On Low Backache Among Antenatal Mothers Admitted In Tertiary Care Hospital At Puducherry”

Poongodi V; Prof. Dr. Kalavathi S; Prof.Dr.Renuka K; Dr.Lokesmaran A

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 5671-5680

Back pain is one of the common symptoms during pregnancy. In some women, it ’s
starts early pregnancy and remains throughout the end of pregnancy. In other women it
worsens and continuous to hinder even after the baby born. As the uterus expands, it
weakens the abdominal muscles and alters center of gravity. They also affect the posture
and lead to pressure on back, presses a nerve, the back begins to ache. During pregnancy,
the ligament in the body naturally become softer and stretch to prepare for labor. This can
put a strain on the joints of the lower back and pelvis, which can cause backache. Recent
studies reported an average duration of 6.5 weeks of sick leave as a result of moderate
lumbar pain, approximately 70% of women will report low backache at some points. The
incidence of low back pain is 50-80% during antenatal period.