Upper back pain during pregnancy is just about guaranteed, as your body changes and you have to carry an additional 25-30% of your body weight due to the growing baby.
Many women struggle with lower back pain as well, but upper back pain is more common. It can become worse as your pregnancy progresses, due to the increasing weight gain. But, there are more causes for it than simply additional weight. Your ligaments and joints relaxing will play a significant factor as well, along with changes in your center of gravity.
We’ll cover all the causes for thoracic pain during pregnancy, and give you some tips to try and manage it. Let’s start by explaining some of the anatomy of your back.