Managing Persistent Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy

What must-do if lower back pain continues during pregnancy:

  1. Avoid Smoking

Smoking can cause osteoporosis of the spine and many other bone problems. Osteoporosis can also lead to disc displacement and fractures of the spine. A recent survey by organ surgeons proved that smokers more commonly face problems of lower back pain during pregnancy in comparison to a non-smokers. So it is highly recommended by doctors and experts not to smoke at all and even to be a passive smoker.

  1. Take balanced diet

Consuming a non-balanced diet can cause a lot of diseases. But low carbohydrate diet can cause many joint pains whether it is acute arthritis joint or long-standing (chronic). So have a diet chart prepared by a professional dietitian to stay healthy and to give birth to a healthy baby.

  1. Be aware of sciatica pregnancy

When a herniated or bulging disk in the lower region of the spinal cord takes place, it is known as to be Sciatica. It is very common for posterior pelvic pain, but if it gets worse, then the woman should urgently meet her doctor and have a routine check performed. So she may have an on-time treatment to ease the lower back pain during pregnancy.

Legs will be throbbing more than the lower back in case of sciatica, and usually, its sensation is tingling and like pins and needles are hitting the skin from inside. Be sure that even your genitals and groin are feeling the numbness. Sciatica can also create problems like burning and itching while urinating.

So if a woman is facing the above symptoms, then it is highly recommended to see your doctor as soon as possible.

Now are some easy ways to treat lower back pain during pregnancy or period:

  1. Give a wide berth to pills

Every one of you may practice consuming medicines like a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID); such as ibuprofen naproxen (Aleve) (Motrin, Advil) which can help you in getting relief in a short time. But it is a bit of advice to avoid this kind of medicine because it can cause heart problems or gastrointestinal problems. So never consume such drugs for more than ten days when you are pregnant.

  1. Have a glance at your feet

Pronation (people whose feet roll inwards while walking) is the primary cause of lower back pain in pregnancy. Orthotics can treat it and before you go for custom-made slides. You can try an off-the-rack model produced by many brands.

  1. Do think of your mattress

Some studies suggested after watching for years that people sleeping on less firm mattresses are very likely to have lower back pain. So change your bed if it’s not right or old then think about changing it.

  1. Walking and sleeping schedule

Early wake and an early bed are the master keys to safer and better health, by doing so, your body can have proper rest and would be easily able to do its recovery process healthily.

  1. Chinese theory

Acupuncture is a much better option than consuming pills. The needles may change the way your nerves respond and reduce inflammation near your joints. So can try it if you are facing an early lower back problem during pregnancy. If your body is still paining after the delivery of the child then also you can try acupuncture.

  1. Exercise

The only universal solution for every disorder or disease. So there are a lot of exercises like weight training,
stretching, swimming, walking pelvic tilts, etc, which can reduce the problem of lower back pain during pregnancy. Before practicing any exercise, every pregnant woman must consult a physician and dietitian.

  1. Go cold and hot

Yes, it is the supernatural cure to get relief from sharp back pain during pregnancy and any joint or bone displacement pain.

Use a packed packet of hard ice to rub over the grief area for 20 minutes for two to three days in sessions. And after this switch to hot pad sessions. Ice performs shut downing of capillaries and reduces blood flow to the area which heals the pain, and on the other hand hot pad allows to loosening of the tight muscles and increases blood circulation for more oxygen.

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