Just want some advice really. I have such bad lower back pain in the evenings/night. I do have it in the day but not that bad. It is agony. I am so tired I am struggling to use PC but I can't sleep because of the pain.
Have had paracetamol, have a hot water bottle, TENS and back rub but nothing is helping!!!
What can I do and is this normal? I want to go to sleep!!!
I had this. Its so awful isn't it. How many weeks are you? I know some people recommend the pillow under the legs. I ended up sleeping sitting up on sofa with various pillows wedged around because the lying down was just too painful. Acupuncture worked for me for a bit too. Hope you're ok.
Try taking a nice long soak in the bath, this nearly always helps me, eases pain & the warmth relaxes the muscles. If you have a gym ball, try kneeling in front of it, resting your arms and head on top of the ball and slowly rolling forwards & backwards, this stretches back muscles and I find it really helps.
I did Yoga with DD and didn't find it really helped. Although I have been looking for a class close to me anyway but not having much luck, except one that is £12.50 per session? The one I did last year was £5?
The baths do help, but only very short term.
I had forgotten about the ball, this helped a lot last time. I will try and dig it out today.
im 32 weeks and my backs in constant agony, i feel your pain!!!
my MW told me that the pain is sometimes caused because the babys back is lying to your back putting more pressure on your lower back (if that made any sense) lol
The only thing for it is a nice warm bath and guilt your partner into giving you a nice lower back masage (not only does it help the pain its great to fee abit pampered for once) stick your feet up and try to relax!
Have you been referred to a physio by your midwife? I had first appointment today with a group of other mums with back problems and she gave us lots of exercises to do which seem to be helping a bit already (pelvic floor etc). I would ask to get referred if you haven't already. It at least made me feel like I am doing something
I think a lot of back pain in pg is down to posture, you tend to overcompensate for the weight and position of your bump. I did Alexander technique lessons through my first pg and had no probs, didn't this time round and def felt the difference. So look into physio, also some hospitals do pg back care classes.
Thanks, I will try and get a MW appointment. I haven't actually seen a MW since my booking . I will ask them about getting a referal.
I don't think I am standing different because of being pregnant BUT I do have a 1 year old and when I am holding/carrying her I have to stand funny to support her on my hip because my bump is in the way. I try not to carry her when it isn't needed but she isn't walking so it is hard to avoid it.
MASSAGE MASSAGE and one more MASSAGE. But professional. My DH tried, and beleive me he is very good, but there is nothing like good oil accupressure massage by a professional. Saved my life! Am going for one this weekend I hope
just get your partner to rub in some body butter or oil and give ur back a good massage there just as god as the real thing if you tell them what to do haha. i cant afford a prefessional 1 although id love 2 but never really saw how it would work as obv we cant lie on our bellies do they just turn you to the side? xxx