Back pain during pregnancy could be a side effect of pregnancy or it could be another medical or physical condition. If you are facing back ache especially in your lower back and you are pregnant then first of all you should get assured that back pain is because of pregnancy and not due to any other complication. This can be done easily with help of your gynecologist. In case of any other medical condition, you will have to follow separate path of treatment and cure. But if the back pain is because of pregnancy then here are some easy step to minimize it and have pain less pregnancy period
Keep Stress Away
As I mentioned in my earlier post “reasons for back pain during pregnancy” that stress is most common cause of back pain during pregnancy. Stress will also have negative impact on your pregnancy and will harm your body and your pregnancy period negatively. Hence to cope up with this situation you have to fight the stress. If this is becoming chronic then talk to a counselor or a doctor.
Exercise is the most common solution of most weird problems related to human body. Exercise will ensure proper blood circulation and keep your muscles flexible. Exercise will also provide strength to your muscles and joints. This will easily reduce the back pain in your spine. But choose your exercise carefully during pregnancy. Consult your doctor or physical therapist who can recommend you an exercise that you can do. Usually cycling, swimming and walking are considered as safest exercise during pregnancy.
Due to changed gravity point, the spine remains always stressed which causes the back pain. A mild back massage with a good cream or oil will boost the blood circulation in your around your spine and back muscles. Exercise followed by proper back massage will ease away back pain.
When weight is constantly increasing at one part of the body, it may create trouble and cause change in posture during almost all sort of physical activities. Following right postures will help to reduce the problem. Stand and Sit straight and remember to put minimum stress on your back while doing any activity. Learn about right postures of standing, sitting, walking and sleeping.
Chiropractic treatment for spine can be very helpful to eradicate back pain in pregnancy, chiropractic care is considered safe in pregnancy but you should consult your gynecologist before going for any such treatment.
Pregnancy comes with certain limitation and compromises to your lifestyle. To fight back the back pain you have to make little changes to your lifestyle including
- - Sleep on your back
- - wear support hose
- - don’t wear high heel shoes
- - don’t bend frequently, use different techniques to pick up the things from the floor
After following all these remedies, you are not able to get rid of back pain then you should consult your doctor. Doctor may prescribe you some pain medications which are safe during pregnancy or provide you with some treatment to ease away back pain. You may find it difficult to decide that when to consult the doctor in case of back pain,
Here are some symptoms or conditions which may trigger a consultation with your doctor
- 1. Sever pain in back which cause inability to stand, walk, sit or even sleep properly
- 2. Pain attacks in the back, a sever pain that comes and goes abruptly
- 3. Cramping pain
- 4. Rhythmic pain
In some cases back pain during pregnancy may be indicative of some other complications including Sciatica, osteoporosis. vertebral osteoarthritis, preterm labor or septic arthritis. If you are feeling sever pain which seems incurable by yourself then consult your doctor at earliest.