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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2001;25(1):123-127.
Retrospective Study of Low Back Pain during Pregnancy.
Park, Jeong Mee , Kim, Jin Weon , Jung, In Bae , Kim, Meung Chul , Choe, Jung Ho
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine.
임신 중 요통환자에 대한 후향적 연구
김진원, 박정미, 정인배1, 김명철1, 최중호1
연세대학교 원주의과대학 재활의학교실, 1산부인과교실
Abstract

Objective
This study was designed to evaluate the demand for lumbosacral corset and to get a base line data for rehabilitation approach, management trends, demand for education of back pain, and incidence of back pain during pregnancy in Korean population.


Method
One hundred and fifty two postpartum women were included in this study. Each subject's demographic data, gynecologic data, back pain associated factors, and neonatal factors were collected.


Results
The incidence of back pain during pregnancy was 81%. Average age of back pain group and pain⁣free group were 29.8⁑4.51 and 26.8⁑5.50, respectively. Average age of back pain group was significantly older than pain⁣free group. Patients with previous back pain suffered from back pain during pregnancy more frequently than the patients without previous back pain. Sites of back pain were lumbar area (49.2%), midback area (29.5%), and sacroiliac area (21.3%).


Conclusion
Correlation factors of back pain during pregnancy were maternal age, previous history of back pain, and history of back pain during menstruation. Long term follow up study for back pain after delivery and early evaluation of back pain during antenatal care are recommended.

Key Words: Back pain, Pregnancy, Lumbosacral corset


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