Back pain during pregnancy
In most cases, back and lower back pain in pregnant women is not considered to be some kind of deviation, but is the generally accepted norm. there are only a few cases in which you need to see a doctor. The back and lower back may hurt because the load on the back muscles is now increased due to the weight of the fetus. Expectant mothers can be easily recognized by their gait; they walk with their backs tilted slightly. Often it hurts below the lower back, because the sacroiliac joints of the pelvis are made movable, the ligaments become relaxed due to the influence of certain hormones on them. Also, pain can be caused by physical exertion, osteochondrosis and kidney disease. But these are not all reasons. There are also some symptoms in which a trip to the doctor is considered an integral part of a successful pregnancy.
Unbearable lower back and back pain can signal preterm labor and threatened miscarriage, and possibly become a sign of typical myositis - muscle inflammation. These are symptoms in late pregnancy.
Most women suffered from back pain so often during pregnancy that they began to consider it one of the signs in the early stages. Indeed, many experts consider back pain to be one of the important symptoms of pregnancy during the first weeks. The whole secret is that in the early stages of the uterus very rapidly increases its size, and the ligaments change and stretch. That is why pregnant women often feel "pulling" pain in the lower back and abdomen.
As mentioned above, back pain can be a sign of not only pregnancy, but other health conditions as well. One of these is pyelonephritis - inflammation of the kidneys. This ailment can be caused by microbes through suppression of the immunity of the future woman in labor. There are a number of methods for determining this pain. In most cases, only one kidney responds to pyelonephritis. That is why it will hurt from one side: right or left. Pregnant women with this disease may have a high fever. Pain can also accompany the process of urination. The urine may become cloudy and have an unpleasant odor. This disease can be determined by clinical and diagnostic analysis of urine. Treatment should be started as soon as it is identified. In pregnant women, it can cause serious complications - kidney failure, which is extremely dangerous for you and your baby.
Osteochondrosis can also manifest itself in the form of back pain. they see a serious danger not in him, but in methods and means of treatment. Any woman knows that during pregnancy one should be extremely careful in taking any medications, even in the treatment of osteochondrosis. You can not use various creams, ointments, tablets, as they contain bee and snake venom, are absorbed into the skin, and can harm the unborn child. You cannot start any treatment methods without consulting your doctor!
Attention! If the pain in the back and lower abdomen is very strong, wavy and you see bloody discharge, you need to immediately call an ambulance - these may be symptoms of a threatened miscarriage. Temperature and sick urination are a signal of pyelonephritis and also require consultation and observation by a doctor.
In order not to suffer from back pain, you need to engage in preventive methods. First of all, you need to start strengthening your back muscles. You can engage in such exercises starting from the second trimester along with exercises for pregnant women. Exercises to strengthen the back and lower back can be done with the help of a fitball, both independently - at home, and in courses to prepare for future childbirth. Exercises in the pool strengthen muscles well, since all types of muscles of the body work during swimming.
It should be noted that the treatment of osteochondrosis and other diseases of the spine is a very difficult and long-term business. First of all, you need to reduce the load on the spine to a minimum. recommend bed rest so that the pain calms down a little and some ointments that are safe for the baby. Massage can only be used when the pain has completely subsided and after consulting a doctor.
In this article, we have once again tried to clarify a very important issue for all pregnant women - back and lower back pain. We hope that you will listen to our advice and wishes. Take care of yourself and your future baby!
Author: Zhanna Sh. (Specially for Calorizator.ru)
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