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.
- Cross-Sectional Studies,
- Low Back Pain/epidemiology,
- Muscle Weakness/complications/physiopathology,
- Pilot Projects,
- Risk Factors
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