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Does SI Joint Pain Go Away After Pregnancy?

Does SI Joint Pain Go Away After Pregnancy? 

Pregnancy can be one of the most joyous and exciting times in a woman’s life, but unfortunately, it can also lead to uncomfortable and even painful side effects. One of these is Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain, which can be difficult to manage and get rid of. 

If you or your loved one is suffering from SI joint pain then you’ve come to the right place. This article will explain what SI joint pain is, what causes it after pregnancy, and how to treat it and get rid of it. You’ll get to know the traditional treatment and scientifically proven non-invasive treatment as well. 

Let’s dive in! 

Sacroiliac Joint Pain After Pregnancy – An Overview 

Carrying your baby is an amazing experience, but it can also bring on some uncomfortable side effects. Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain is one of those common issues. SI joint pain happens when the joints located at the bottom of the spine become inflamed or irritated. This can lead to aching, burning, and stiffness in the lower back or buttocks. 

Pregnant women are especially prone to SI joint pain due to increased pressure from carrying a baby. For most pregnant women, SI joint pain will resolve itself within four months after giving birth. However, in about 20% of cases, women may experience SI joint pain for up to three years postpartum.

Luckily, there are treatments available for pregnant women to manage their SI joint pain. Non-surgical options include stretching exercises, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, heat packs, and massage therapy. For more severe cases, surgery may be necessary. Talk to your doctor about what option is best for you. traditional and non-invasive ways.

Sacroiliac Pain Symptoms 

Sacroiliitis can cause: 

  • Pain and stiffness in the buttocks or lower back 
  • Pain might travel down one or both legs 
  • Standing or sitting for a long time or climbing stairs can make the pain worse 
  • Inflammation and swelling  

The symptoms might vary depending on your post-delivery condition as well.

Treatment of SI Joint Pain After Pregnancy 

Pregnancy can cause pain in your sacroiliac (SI) joint, but there are treatments available to manage it. Traditional treatments help manage the pain but the pain can subside due to joint damage that can’t be healed. A few home remedies and treatment options include: 

Postpartum SI joint pain exercise

Stretching exercises and physical therapy can help to improve the strength of your muscles around your SI joint and reduce tension. 

This is how to do it:

  • Lie on your back with both knees slightly bent.
  • Gently move both knees to one side to twist the torso while keeping both shoulders flat on the ground.
  • Hold this stretch for about 5 to 10 seconds, then repeat on the other side.
  • This stretch loosens the muscles in the lower back, hips, and abdomen.

Be sure to do this stretch once you have completely healed after delivery. You can ask your doctor, if in doubt. 

Hot and cold packs 

Apply hot and cold packs alternatively for about 20 minutes. Do this 3 to 4 times a day. Hot and cold packs reduce inflammation, pain, and stiffness effectively. 


Anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen or naproxen may also be prescribed to help ease discomfort. If your symptoms persist or worsen, you may need surgery to correct the issue. Talk to your doctor about which treatment is best for you and make sure that any medication you take is safe for use during pregnancy.

Does SI joint pain pregnancy massage work?

Yes, pregnancy massage can be helpful in managing SI joint pain during pregnancy. Massage helps to relax tense muscles and release tension that is causing discomfort. It also increases circulation of the affected area which helps reduce inflammation and improve recovery. Be sure to talk with your doctor about what type of massage is safe for you before starting any treatments.


Laser Pain Therapy For Postpartum SI Joint Pain

Pregnancy is hard enough without adding the agonizing pain of SI joint discomfort to the mix. Thankfully, laser pain therapy provides a safe and effective way to manage SI joint pain during and after pregnancy. As an experienced healthcare professional, I can confidently say that this treatment offers fast, long-lasting relief with minimal downtime, making it the ideal solution for busy moms.

With laser pain therapy, you can take advantage of the power of light waves to reduce inflammation and relax tense muscles. And because it’s non-invasive and doesn’t involve any medications or other treatments, you can trust that it’s safe for both you and your baby.

Learn more about how deep tissue laser therapy works.

In Pakistan, BioFlex’s modern pain management clinic is offering laser pain therapy for SI joint pain after pregnancy. Our doctor and staff are experienced and equipped with modern instruments for 100% results. 

Laser therapy at BioFlex Pakistan is: 

  • Non-invasive treatment
  • Safe for pregnant women 
  • Fast, long-lasting relief
  • Minimal downtime
  • Reduces inflammation and relaxes tense muscles 

Know more about laser therapy for SI joint pain and get relief for pleasurable and pain-free motherhood.



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