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lower back so sore...

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bettywobble Sun 14-Nov-10 09:43:56

I am 19 weeks pregnant and in so much pain with my back. I think it might be sciatica coz I sometimes get a shooting pain through my right buttock when walking (I get this when I'm not preg too sometimes), and at night the pain coming from my hips is AGONY, in fact its getting so sore now its going down to my knees, but this is in both legs. My back pain feels like the kind I get before my period, and its worse when I'm sitting down I think. Sometimes my thighs go numb, especially the right one, and so do my bum cheeks. Its just making me want to cry now tbh. I am meant to be going to see the physio but they referred me at 10 weeks and I'm still waiting. I did have sciatica in my last pregnancy, but not til the very end, although I do seem to have a dodgy lower back and hips anyway (all the women in my mums side of the family have had hip replacements and back plates due to compressing lower spines and osteoarthritis of the hips starting in their 30's....I'm 30 in a week!!!). Do you think it may be related? I'm so scared in case of things like prem labour etc etc...

lljkk Sun 14-Nov-10 10:52:44

What does GP say? I wonder about SPD, too. We all worry about prem labour, but I don't think what you describe is likely to bring it on.

saoirse86 Sun 14-Nov-10 12:09:33

I know a lot of women find that somehow the baby's pressing on a nerve so it could be that, or could be SPD. Ask your MW or GP about it but I don't think you need to worry.

clarebear1 Sun 14-Nov-10 15:21:18

Ive got a trapped nerve in my lower back on the left :-( gets really painful at night so all i do is sit and watch tele ;-)
Im 20 weeks now and had it since about 13 weeks, got scan on weds so gonna ask midwife if theres anything to help.

bettywobble Sun 14-Nov-10 18:27:52

Thanks for the replies it's nice to know I'm not the only one in pain! I think maybe baby is pressing on a nerve in my right lower back, as when I got hubby to rub it (grind his knuckles into it lol) it was more on the right, and this is the side where the leg pain at night is the worst, and the side where my leg gives way. Maybe its my posture too...I'm 5ft 9 and tend to slouch a bit so I guess this combined with weight of baby is pulling me out of line and causing pain?

japhrimel Mon 15-Nov-10 07:46:22

Chase up the physio referral. In my area, pregnant women are given priority referrals (as there's no point us waiting months!).

bettywobble Mon 15-Nov-10 12:38:21

I'm gonna phone up today and see whats going on. They cant be that busy...I live in a tiny little town so there can't be that many pregnant women that need a physio!!

LittleMilla Mon 15-Nov-10 20:29:00

betty I am also struggling and i'm 17 weeks. Believe it or not, lower back pain was my first sign of pg. Rediculous.

I am now suffering with my left butt cheek and suspect its sciatica with it being just on one side and such a 'trapped' feeling. So lovely. Fricking hurts and I feel like an idiot because by colleague is 32 weeks and obviously got way more reason to complain. And everyone looks at my demi-bump and cannot understand why I am huffing and puffing and trying to stretch the pain away. I often want someone to knee me in the derrier to see if that'll shift it.

MW appt on Wed and so hoping to get a referral.

clarebear1 Wed 17-Nov-10 18:05:25

Didnt think of physio, might have word with my midwife.

cupcakebakerer Wed 17-Nov-10 23:09:00

Yep 17 weeks and the same thing. Littlemilla, I feel your pain! I'm sure my work colleagues must think I am an absolute drama queen but I can't help it! Waddling about like a duck and actually praying it doesn't get worse. Apparently it can be something to do with tendons softening to make room for baby and cos I already have a problematic back this has made the situation worse. Good luck everyone and keep moving about - albeit slowly!

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