The ligaments that stabilize the SI joints stretch to allow for delivery of your baby. While they usually return to normal after giving birth, if they remain loose it may result in back pain after pregnancy and eventually can lead to SI Joint Dysfunction. There are a number of potential reasons that this pain occurs, including:
For most women, pregnancy-related SI joint pain will resolve with time and restoration of the body’s muscles after pregnancy. Pelvic supports and ice/heat therapy relive discomfort, but for some, the pain may linger well after baby is born. If your back pain after pregnancy has become chronic, it is important to speak with a physician about a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.