Physical Activity and Yoga-Based Approaches for Pregnancy-Related Low Back and Pelvic Pain
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

OBJECTIVE: To conduct an integrative review to evaluate current literature about nonpharmacologic, easily accessible management strategies for pregnancy-related low back and pelvic pain (PR-LBPP). DATA SOURCES: PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. STUDY SELECTION: Original research articles were considered for review if they were full-length publications written in English and published in peer-reviewed journals from 2005 through 2015, included measures of pain and symptoms related to PR-LBPP, and evaluated treatment modalities that used a physical exercise or yoga-based approach for the described conditions. DATA EXTRACTION: Electronic database searches yielded 1,435 articles. A total of 15 articles met eligibility criteria for further review. DATA SYNTHESIS: These modalities show preliminary promise for pain relief and other related symptoms, including stress and depression. However, our findings also indicate several gaps in knowledge about these therapies for PR-LBPP and methodologic issues with the current literature. CONCLUSION: Although additional research is required, the results of this integrative review suggest that clinicians may consider recommending nonpharmacologic treatment options, such as gentle physical activity and yoga-based interventions, for PR-LBPP and related symptoms.

Author(s): 
Kinser, Patricia Anne
Pauli, Jena
Jallo, Nancy
Shall, Mary
Karst, Kailee
Hoekstra, Michelle
Starkweather, Angela
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing: JOGNN
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs
Publication Date: 
2017-06
Publication Year: 
2017
Pages: 
334-346
Volume: 
46
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
1552-6909
DOI: 
10.1016/j.jogn.2016.12.006
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 28302455

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Patricia Anne Kinser, Jena Pauli, Nancy Jallo, Mary Shall, Kailee Karst, Michelle Hoekstra and Angela Starkweather. 2017-06. "Physical Activity and Yoga-Based Approaches for Pregnancy-Related Low Back and Pelvic Pain." Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing: JOGNN 46: 3: 334-346. 10.1016/j.jogn.2016.12.006.

Wikipedia Citation

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