Back pain in pregnancy
In rare cases, pain in pregnancy is a Symptom of a serious disease can the back, because if you need a strong pain in the back during pregnancy, urgently go to the doctor to address, to exclude, to prevent possible serious diseases and their complications.
Causes of back pain in pregnancy
The time of the origin of back pain in pregnancy varies from case to case: some women experience lower back pain in early pregnancy, others only in the middle or at the end. Back pain in pregnancy can be caused by many factors. We list some of the possible causes of back pain in pregnant women:
- Relaxation and softening of the ligaments. The hormone, relaxin, is in the body of a woman during pregnancy, loosens the ligaments and provokes the expansion of the pelvic joints and prepares the body of the expectant mother to the birth. Although the main goal of this phenomenon consists in the preparation of the pelvis of a pregnant woman in the process of birth, under the influence of relaxin, the relaxation and all the other bands, especially in and between the vertebrae, which can lead to pain in the lower back. In addition, relaxin is able to relax the uterine ligaments and therefore causing an even greater tension in the spine and the surrounding muscles.
- Displacement of the center of gravity. During pregnancy shifted the focus in the woman's body a little forward, that the forces of the woman's body attitude change: sustainability, pregnant women will need to strain the lower back. Such changes in posture can also cause pain in the back, because the back muscles are not yet familiar with the new Position of the body.
- The increase in body weight. To the extent that develops the fruit, weight of the pregnant woman increases by about 8-15 pounds for 9 months! Finally, on the legs and the lower back is a significant burden to provoke what in the location of pain in the back.
- Bad posture, long stay in an upright Position, and incorrect lifting of objects, are also induce or reinforce already pain back.
- Pain in the back, and dipped in a supine position, associated with the pressure of the uterus on the nerve plexuses and blood vessels that surround the spine. This type of pain, usually arise in the middle of the pregnancy and increase your intensity depending on your level of development.
In certain cases, back pain in pregnancy (often in the back) may be associated with diseases or complications in pregnancy: Pyelonephritis, increase in the Tonus of the uterus, or premature birth (threatened miscarriage). Therefore, the need to go as fast as possible to the doctor and a special investigation.
The relief of back pain in pregnancy
Pay attention to posture. To the extent that develops the fruit, the emphasis in the body of a pregnant woman moves to the front. For this reason, you will, without realizing it, strain of lumbar muscles. To avoid this, it is necessary to keep an eye on your posture. For example, if you need to learn, or go: buttocks, shoulders back and lower them to the bottom, you should stretch the spine. This exercise is called "the proud posture of a pregnant woman".
Standing and sitting properly. Try to constantly sit on a comfortable chair. The knee must lift it slightly and position it above the level of the loin (this needs a drip pan under the legs of the roller). On the back of the lower back must place the small pillow under, the need to fill, turn the lumbar spine, the muscles were able to relax in this area. Often you change the Position and try not to stand long on the legs. If you must stand, and no possibility to sit down, they take turns to take hold of your feet on a small threshold, or level, with loin voltage.
You do the exercises. If you are a pain in the back, very the exercises you can perform every day to help. You can opt for exercises that are not very discomfort for you, and you can do with ease. There are great exercises specifically for pregnant women (Yoga for pregnant women).
Sleep on the side. It is advisable not to sleep on your back, because it is able to have a back pain strengthen. If you lie on your back, we recommend putting under the loin small cushion, the curvature of the lumbar spine, supports the spine. If you lie on your side, you can see the long pillow (a pillow specially designed for pregnant women, which is then used when feeding the baby breast-feeding), or two normal pillows: press and hold one of them between the knee and put the second Hand under the belly. This position tension in the back muscles and helps the whole body to peace and relaxation.
Get plenty of rest. You try to sleep the whole time. If you suffer from insomnia, you should entertain during the day.
Correctly objects to lift. This is a well known fact that pregnant women, it is forbidden to lift objects with more weight. But even if you lift light objects, you must do it this way, in order not to damage the spine. Should bend the knees and do not bend forward to straighten the back. If you pick up something from the floor, put it in the squat.
You can be in the Form of. Unwanted weight gain more than is recommended (no more than 15 pounds at the end of the pregnancy). Constantly exercise and daily walk. This strengthens the muscles of the back and legs.
You wear a special belt. If the belly is too big, or they have poorly developed abdominal muscles, you can buy special support belt, which is partially able to relieve the Stress from the muscles of the peritoneum or of the hip.
Acupuncture, Massage and other treatments. Of the back women in pain in pregnancy physiotherapy help. But do not forget that you need to perform specially-trained Person, and only after the permission of the physician who observes them. In certain cases, such treatments and massages are contraindicated in pregnancy.
Drugs. In the pregnancy it is advisable not to take pain relievers or anti-inflammatory drugs, usually prescribed for the pain in the back. Before you any medicine, you should indicate this with your doctor.