(Closed) Rough Week- Back Pain. Need tips

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

i started to get back pains at about 16 weeks from sleeping on my side.  the two things that have helped me the most are (1) my body pillow — i got the snoogle on amazon and (2) yoga.  I do yoga almost every day and it saves my back.  i would look into a prenatal yoga class nearby and talk to your instructor — she will be able to suggest stretches and specific postures to alleviate some of your pain.  i still get the round ligament pain, i just try to move through it though.  

here are some websites i found that also have information.  if you google “prenatal yoga back pain” you can even find instructional videos.  

 

http://codenamemama.com/2011/07/18/prenatal-yoga-back/

http://www.yogavibes.com/videos/watch/prenatal-sequence-lower-back-pain-cat-cow-twist-childs-pose-jenny-neuville/

and, if it continues, you may want to consider a prenatal massage.  

 

hope this helps!

Post # 4
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Getting on all fours really helped me. I also would hip hiker exercises against the wall

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I was having really major pain last week and then I got a fantastic maternity massage.  He was so knowledgeable about what was happening to my back during pregnancy and how to relieve the pressure.  Seriously amazing.  Make sure if you choose to get a massage that the place uses the foam wedge with a cut-out for your tummy, so you get to actually lay face down.  Massages on your side are not very effective.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@vintage2010:  I went to a chiropractor, and it was seriously the best decision I made while pregnant.  It made such a huge difference.  After being bedridden by back pain for several hours one day, I made the appointment and never looked back.  I had never been to one before, so I was a little skeptical, but again, it worked wonders!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Try a heating pad on low, 10 minutes on 10 off.

Also I found that when I sort of made myself a bed of pillows so that nothing above my shoulder blades touched the bed I was able to relieve some of the pain in my back. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Good luck!  I’m still mostly pain-free since mine although the side sleeping is still not awesome.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@vintage2010:  I think I am experiencing the same thing. I cannot get comfortable bc of my back and abdominal pains. Both on my right side. Did anything help relieve your pain? I have a massage on Saturday so hopefully that helps but I don’t know what to do about the round ligament pain! Any input is appreciated!

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