Questions to Ask Your Doctor About: Back Pain

by the Wiser Pregnancy team

question• How can I minimize discomfort while sleeping? Sitting at work? On my feet? Going about my daily routine?

• Are there activities I should avoid to ease back pain?

• What simple daily exercises should I be doing?

• Can I maintain my regular exercise program?

• When and how do you suggest I change my exercise routine?

• What primary remedies do you recommend for back pain?

• How long will it take before I notice relief after starting with the suggested remedies?

• What other treatments might you recommend if my back pain does not get better?

• Is it okay to use medication? Which over-the-counter products are safe? Which should I avoid?

• Do you recommend alternative therapy: massage, acupuncture, a chiropractor, herbal remedies, etc.?

• What type of back pain is normal for pregnancy, and what is not? What should I do if my back pain gets worse or is atypical?

These questions are based on research published by publicly available and private medical information sources on the topic.

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