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Pilot data: association between gluteus medius weakness and low back pain during pregnancy
The Iowa orthopaedic journal
  • K. J. Bewyer
  • D. C. Bewyer
  • D. Messenger
  • Colleen M. Kennedy, University of Iowa
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
1-1-2009
NLM Title Abbreviation
Iowa Orthop J
PubMed ID
19742094
Abstract
This cross-sectional study examines whether there is an association between gluteus medius weakness in the presence of low back pain in pregnant women at any stage of gestation. Prevalence of low back pain during pregnancy is high, and identifying potential etiologies and targeted interventions is lacking. Thus, identification of an association between specific muscle weakness and pain would have clinical relevance. Initial pilot data suggests that weakness of the gluteus medius is strongly associated with the presence of low back pain during pregnancy.
Keywords
  • Adult,
  • Cross-Sectional Studies,
  • Female,
  • Humans,
  • Low Back Pain/epidemiology,
  • Muscle Weakness/complications/physiopathology,
  • Muscle,
  • Skeletal/physiopathology,
  • Pilot Projects,
  • Pregnancy,
  • Prevalence,
  • Risk Factors
Published Article/Book Citation
The Iowa orthopaedic journal, 29 (2009) pp.97-99.
Citation Information
K. J. Bewyer, D. C. Bewyer, D. Messenger and Colleen M. Kennedy. "Pilot data: association between gluteus medius weakness and low back pain during pregnancy" The Iowa orthopaedic journal Vol. 29 (2009) p. 97 - 99 ISSN: 1555-1377
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/colleen_stockdale/41/