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RevistaGinecologia9(34)85-88(2021)
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Musculoskeletal adaptations and consequences related to pain during pregnancy

C.G. Potcovaru, T. Salmen, B.M. Mihai, D. Cinteză, V. Dima, R.E. Bohîlţea


Rezumat: Pregnancy is a period characterized by numerous alterations of the body, to provide a proper environment for newborn development and growth and optimal conditions for the natural delivery. The changes that take place at the musculoskeletal system are subsequent to the increase in the ligament laxity secondary to hormonal changes, especially relaxin, and due to weight gain, which is predominantly distributed at the abdominal level, with the anteriorly movement of the center of gravity. The curvatures of the spinal column changes, with the accentuation of the lumbar lordosis and compensatory modifications at cervical and thoracic levels in order to facilitate the ambulation of the pregnant woman with a minimum risk of falls. The pelvic girdle adapts for natural delivery, with higher diameters due to an increased mobility in the sacroiliac and pubic articulations. Hydro saline retention may be accompanied by edema and secondary compression of the nervous structures, determining paresthesia and pain. It is important to know how these mechanisms work, because the common element is pain, which leads to invalidation and a decrement of the life quality, to provide with an adapted management, especially because the therapeutic resources are limited in pregnancy.
Cuvinte cheie: musculoskeletal system, hormonal changes, weight gain, ligamentous laxity, pregnancy, pain.

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