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Backache!! :(

(10 Posts)
Chickenfillets Sat 17-Jan-15 17:22:02

I'm 24 week pg and already have a huge bump. It's causing me to have the worst back ache ever. Iv been in bed all day due to being really poorly and just not really being able to move. Iv had a hot water bottle on it for the past hour and had some paracetamol and the pain is still so bad. Seems to be getting worse every day. An ideas on what else I can do to ease the pain? Tia

applecore0317 Sat 17-Jan-15 17:26:06

one of those bump support belts might help, I've just bought one from mothercare. Am 21+3 and its starting to twinge, I find that keeping active helps so bought the bump support so I can keep up with the gym.. it said that its good for back ache

Foggymist Sat 17-Jan-15 17:32:33

Where I am if you mention it to your midwife at an appointment you get referred to physio for help/a brace/exercises, worth a shot rather than trying to battle the pain yourself.

TouchPauseEngage Sat 17-Jan-15 18:16:01

Round here you can self refer to physio. I did that last week, saw someone this week and he referred me to a women's specialist physio who I'll see next week. I've had a few friends suffer with back ache and their advice was to get it seen to ASAP.
My yoga teacher gave me some lovely stretches in the meantime.

Chickenfillets Sat 17-Jan-15 19:34:51

Anybody know if I can do anything to just temporarily ease the pain for tonight? The pains spreading down my back into both my hips and bottom. confused Paracetamol arnt working.

Bondy83 Sat 17-Jan-15 19:43:38

Hot bath multiple hot water bottles a million pillows and a couple of paracetamol

Chickenfillets Sat 17-Jan-15 19:48:09

Unfortunately I just have a cubical shower and not a bath. I would kill for a bath right now sad

NickyEds Sat 17-Jan-15 20:36:04

I've found wheat packs (the ones you microwave to heat) easier to get into the shape I need. Is it a power shower? Focusing the shower head on the area which is painful might help? I'm only 14.5 weeks and already getting loads of back pain, DS was back to back and I'm getting all of the pain just exactly where my contractions were when I was having himsad. When I was in labour the mw suggested using a tennis ball to massage the small of my back which really helped. Oh had to do it till he got cramp.
Oh and turn your mattress(and get a half decent one) - My back ache gets worse at night.

TouchPauseEngage Sat 17-Jan-15 22:34:24

They are pricey but I can highly recommend a homedics back massager. I have a back and shoulder one which fits on a chair. It's heated and you can either have it on firm shiatsu massage or gentle back roller. I know it won't help tonight but if you can afford it id order one. I spend hours in mine!

sleepybee Sat 17-Jan-15 22:38:55

I find getting on all fours really helps as gravity makes everything fall forwards and therefore easing the pressure on the back. Also if you can try antenatal yoga classes

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