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back/spine changes after pregnancy... anyone know owt about it?

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NappiesGalore Thu 20-Sep-07 21:17:07

i used to find it comfortable to lie sometimes on my back on a carpeted floor... thought it may even have been good for it to do so now and then, tho i may have madethat up hmm...

so anyway, since having the three dc i cannot lie on my back on the floor without it hurting the base of my spine quite a bit.

is that ok? or should i be doing something to 'correct' it?
anyone know?

chocolateshoes Thu 20-Sep-07 21:25:14

I don't know Nappies but I think it'd be best to get it checked by your GP just in case.

NappiesGalore Thu 20-Sep-07 21:27:33

do you think?

has your back changed at all post dc? can you lie on the floor for more than a minute or two without it hurting? and did you ever do it pre dc to know if theres any difference?? grin

tia

moljam Thu 20-Sep-07 21:32:20

i have back pain after 3 babies.sent for xray etc but was ok gp said things weaken after having babies.visit gp as you may be offered physio- i go to a self referal one which is great but need more of it more often!

NappiesGalore Thu 20-Sep-07 21:34:57

how often do you do it moljam?

im kind of burying my head in the sand about it atm...along with the need for exercise and buildig of core strength and stamina to help me age a little more comfortably than i will at this rate (lazy silly cow that i am!)

moljam Thu 20-Sep-07 21:37:10

once a month.it kills at time,but couple of days later i feel fantastic-do stupid things to make it hurt then go back.

AbRoller Thu 20-Sep-07 21:42:07

Hi Nappies, I have the very same thing! I only have one dd but have suffered with back problems since her birth, mostly the one you mention. I work a very manual job and though I'm well able for it (being a big girlblush)and have done manual handling courses, I find that when I lie down at night it is often excrutiating if I've had to do an hour or more heavy lifting. I can sometimes get it doing the house work, particularly hoovering as I'm hunching over doing that. I find when I'm lying flat, if I lift my pelvis I hear a click and have instant relief (the doctor nearly took the head off me when I told him that and gave me a marathon lecture SO DON'T TRY IT!!!)

I did something in work last week though I don't recall an actual moment where I said "oops, I've pulled/strained something" but I paid dearly for it later and the next day and ended up in hospital. I now have an MRI scheduled and am hoping I don't have disc damage. An x-ray ruled out vertebrae damage or deterioration which is good but still doesn't doesn't give any answers.

I regret letting it go as far as it has, 7 years, and would urge you to see your gp and ask for futher investigation. If it's something simple like poor posture or weak lumbar muscles then you can go about rectifying it but if it's something that could be potentially more serious at least you will have done something about it in good time.

Hope you get it resolved. Good luck
Abs smile

NappiesGalore Thu 20-Sep-07 21:42:27

smile

yes i suppose once a month wouldnt kill me... i really should look into it...

thank you for your replies moljam and chocolateshoes.

NappiesGalore Thu 20-Sep-07 21:44:36

blimey abs shock poor you!

wow. perhaps i will grant it a little more urgency !

AbRoller Thu 20-Sep-07 21:58:35

oh I didn't mean to worry you. I havn't been very kind to my back so it was to be expected I suppose. I just don't think anybody should take it for granted, we feel pain for a reason, to let us know something is not right (degeneration? bone density?) or we are doing something wrong (poor posture? lifting incorrectly?)and as we only have one back - well we need to take care of it. I'm sorry if I worried you. I've been referred for physio too so, like Moljam said, that might be a good plan.

Take it easy smile

NappiesGalore Thu 20-Sep-07 22:24:42

no no, you havt worried me, per se... just perhaps given me the wee kick up the bum to at least get it looked at by someone who knows what thyere looking at and perhaps do some simple stuff to help (assuming its simple to help) .

have taken my good health and fitness for granted my whole life and am aware that is a daft game to play in the long term, tbh. simple changes now could make any old age i stick around for significantly more comfortable... it occurred to me as i posted this thread...

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