Post # 1
OK, I’m 31 weeks and I’m really having trouble with my back. I practice yoga daily but it’s just not working for me anymore. The only position that feels great for me is the child’s pose – but I obviously cannot live in the child’s pose. I’ve tried tailor sitting, pelvic rocks, heat compresses, back rubs, staying off my feet, etc. but it’s unrelenting. I’m debating trying to get into a chiropractor who specializes in prenatal work, but I’m afraid I won’t be able to get an appt before my due date and at this point I’m just kind of accepting this is part of pregnancy. The times it’s the most uncomfortable is while driving and sitting at work. I take potty breaks and get up to walk every 45 minutes to try to keep from staying sitting for too long.
What did you find helps/helped with your back pain (pregnancy related or not)? Thanks!
Post # 3
I was going to recommend a chiropractor, however, sometimes it can be a crap-shoot trying to get one that is not just aiming for as many 15 min appointments as possible in one day and actually cares about the patient and their overall well being. For this reason your doubt about getting in before your due date might be realized. However, I wouldn’t let it stop you from trying to find one anyway. Chiropractic can have sooooo many benefits for both you and baby, and who knows, you could get in soon if you explain your situation!! Good luck!
Post # 4
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Have you tried heat packs? I have two reusable ones, and they’ve been total lifesavers. That back pain can be legit!
Post # 5
I’m also 31 weeks, and there are a few things that seem to help a little. I brought a pillow for my chair at work – I almost never sit anywhere without a pillow now. I get a lot of relief by lying on my stomach with a bunch of pillows under my hips to make a space for my belly. If you have a boppy pillow, you can also put that around your belly. Swimming helps take the weight off. There are a lot of yoga poses that I’ve found helpful (and some not so helpful), so if you are still giving it a shot with the yoga, I really like Shiva Rea’s pre-natal yoga DVD.
Which part of your back is giving you the most pain?
Post # 6
I finally went to a chiro last week. I have had lower back pain since about 16 weeks so I have had to be careful on my workouts. Well I was feeling really good the other day and pushed it a little and pulled something out of whack! I had to go to the chiro because I could barely get out of bed without almost crying. It helped A TON! He did a few adjustments and now I am back to just my normal back pain. I would say call around and find one that works with pregant women, it made a huge difference for me.
I tried several pillows at work since I sit at a desk. The only ones that work is a lumbar combined with a latex head pillow. The latex has enough give that it releaves my pain more than the cushions do. I am 34 weeks and counting down!!! I am ready for this pain to be done with.
Post # 7
I used a maternity support belt at the end. Not the most attractive thing in the world, but it did give me some relief.
Post # 8
Ugh, I feel for you. I’ve had unrelenting back pain since very early on in my pregnancy. I really haven’t found anything that helps! I’ve tried it all and while some things (the belly band, yoga, prenatal massages) have temporarily lessened the pain, nothing totally alleviated it. I hate that I’m about to say this but- at least it’s almost done! I’ve heard that a thousand times, sorry if it’s annoying cuz sometimes it annoys me too.
Post # 9
I would strongly recommend a chiropracter. I have been seeing mine regularly throughout my pregnancy, and I haven’t had a single complaint about my back. I would also recommend not only looking for one that specialized in pregnancy but also ART (active release therapy)…I find not only focusing on the spine but the muscles as well definitely helps provide a release. Good luck, I hope it eases up for you!
Post # 10
I have tried heat packs, and they don’t seem to help at all. The pain is mainly in my lower back and it feels like a pinched nerve. Getting out of bed is when it hurts the worst. I have to get up with my torso hunched over and then like an old lady I have to slowly straighten my back. It’s excrutiating.