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Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PGP) and low back pain (LBP) 

Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PGP) and low back pain (LBP)
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Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PGP) and low back pain (LBP)
Author(s):

Sambit Mukhopadhyay

, Edward Morris

, and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199651399.003.0008
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date: 26 January 2021

Pelvic girdle pain describes pain experienced in any of the pelvic joints (symphysis pubis and sacroiliac joints), and may extend to the inner thigh, groin, lower back, buttock, hip region, perineum, anterior thigh, or posterior aspect of the whole leg. This term includes ‘symphysis pubis dysfunction’. Low back pain describes pain in the lumbar region, which may have a dermatomal distribution, and possible neurological involvement.

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