The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for pregnancy related low back and/ or pelvic girdle pain: An online survey.

The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for pregnancy related low back and/ or pelvic girdle pain: An online survey. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2018 Feb 02;: Authors: Hughes CM, Liddle SD, Sinclair M, McCullough JEM Abstract Low back and pelvic girdle pain (LBPGP) is a common complaint among pregnant women, which increases throughout pregnancy and women use various complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies to manage their pain. Using an online survey, CAM treatments used by pregnant women in the UK and their perceptions of these therapies to relieve LBPGP were investigated. 191 women completed the survey and 70% experienced LBPGP lasting more than one week. Over half of women who sought treatment from a GP or physiotherapist were dissatisfied. 25% of participants used CAM during pregnancy, the most popular being aromatherapy (21%), acupuncture (21%), and reflexology (15%). 81% of women used CAM to manage their LBPGP and 85% found it useful for pregnancy symptoms. Women experience high levels of pain during pregnancy with limited treatment options. Research into effective CAM treatments for LBPGP is required to allow women to make informed decisions regarding treatment options. PMID: 29429932 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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ConclusionsThe prognosis following PGP in pregnancy is good and the majority of women recovered substantially from severe and moderate pregnancy-related PGP within 6  weeks after delivery. For many women, a subjective substantial recovery occurred within 2 weeks after delivery. Predictors for a poor recovery were multiparity, PGP the year before pregnancy and a high pain intensity during pregnancy.Graphic abstractThese slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
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CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated that 76% to 80% of respondents were pain free at 1, 3, and 6 months postpartum. Pregnancy-related back pain was the only risk factor associated with postpartum-related pain at the 1 to 3 and 3 to 6 month time interval. Identification of site-specific postpartum-related back pain may assist in determination of management and treatment plans for this population. PMID: 31864910 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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