As mothers to be move into their second trimester, there are a couple of changes that put a little more stress across the low back and pelvis.
Firstly, there is a significant weight gain which changes the way the lumbar spine and its surrounding muscles are loaded. It’s important that the spine and the local tissues are kept in as a relaxed state as possible for the proceeding months. In addition, there is a hormone released in the body called Relaxin.
Relaxin is designed to loosen the ligamentsaround the pelvis especially, in so doing, it can quite often destabilise the whole area, putting a lot more strain across the muscles and joints.Pregnant women can suffer from other conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and other aches and pains associated with a more unstable frame.