Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003988
Title: The effect of exercise on back pain and lordosis in the second trimester of pregnancy
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Low back pain increases during pregnancy. However, due to rapid weight gain and displacement of the body’s center gravity, low back pain, and lumbar lordosis are more common in the second trimester of pregnancy. This study aimed to investigate the effect of stretching exercises on low back pain and lordosis is in the second trimester of pregnancy. Methods: This clinical trial study was done on 60 pregnant women at 16–24 weeks of pregnancy who referred to health centers of Mashhad in 2014. The intervention group received stretching and strengthening exercises 3 days a week (morning and evening each time for 15 min), and the control group received usual care for back pain. Quebec back pain questionnaire and flexible ruler were used. Two-way analysis of variance with repeated measures, ANOVA and paired t-test were used to analyze data. Results: The results showed that significant changes in terms of back pain at different times in both groups (P < 0.001). Back pain was significantly decreased after 3rd week in the intervention group (P < 0.001); however, it was significantly increased from the 4th week in the control group (P = 0.025). Conclusion: The results show that exercise therapy significant effect on reducing low back pain and lumbar lordosis in the second trimester of pregnancy. Therefore, the use of exercise therapy is highly recommended to prevent and treat this common and costly problem.

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    Saeedeh Rigi Yousefabadi 1 , Azade Sarani 2 , Mohammad Edris Arbabshastan3 *, Hossein Ali Adineh4 , Masoome Shahnavazi 5

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    1 Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences, Iranshahr, Iran,

    2 Department of Midwifery, Factuality of Medical Sciences, Zahedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan, IR Iran,

    3  Department of Nursing Education, Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences, Iranshahr, Iran,

    4 Department of  Epidemiology, Faculty Member, Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences, Iranshahr, Iran,

    5 Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences, Iranshahr, Iran

    *Corresponding author: Mohammad Edris Arbabshastan, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences, Iranshahr, Iran.

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    Saeedeh Rigi Yousefabadi 1 , Azade Sarani 2 , Mohammad Edris Arbabshastan3 *, Hossein Ali Adineh4 , Masoome Shahnavazi 5

    Title:The effect of exercise on back pain and lordosis in the second trimester of pregnancy
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (September )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2169-2175)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology:Back pain, Exercise, Lumbar lordosis, Pregnancy
    Research Materials:pregnancy

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Back pain Exercise Lumbar lordosis Pregnancy

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