(Closed) Relief for Back Pain?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Mrs. DG and I were just talking about this yesterday!  I have been experiencing pain in my back, especially after sitting for a long time at my desk.  I’ve found that straightening my posture helps a lot to relieve the soreness, but it’s hard for me to keep perfect posture for 8 hours a day.  Tomorrow, I’m going to bring in a couch pillow to (hopefully) help me keep in a good posture.

Mrs. DG suggested a maternity support belt (like this one).   Also, my hips have started hurting after really long walks, and apparently maternity belts help with this problem, too.  I ordered mine last night!

Post # 4
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5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

If you feel comfortable doing it, I’d try some yoga or moderate to light pilates to strengthen your back muscles. Obviously you can’t do some of the best exercises (like supermans!) but I’m sure there are plenty of lower impact ones that might help. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

ugh… I’ve been having a lot of back pain also. I have a rib that always goes out and it causes me a lot of discomfort. I’ve had several adjustments but the relief only lasts so long. I’ve found the heat helps a ton. You can buy these herbal pillow thingys that you heat up in the microwave and then apply to the area that hurts. I don’t know what I’d do without them. Hot baths (sorry, I can’t do just warm) help too.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had a lot of back problems while I was pregant, and for the last trimester, my baby pinched a nerve in my back running down my leg. I actually went to physical therapy for it! The things I found that helped the most were materinty belt/bands because they helped support the weight better, releiving the pressure on my back. I also stretched, which helped my muscles. But I wasn’t completely relieved of it until I had him. 🙂

Post # 8
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626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had a lot of pain when I was pregnant and a friend suggested bouncing and stretchig on a work out ball.  It actually helped quite a bit… not always, but sometimes…

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Ah, can I just plug the support belt one more time?  It makes long shifts in the ER bearable!  I do have to take it off and take breaks because Lemon hates being pushed up higher.  She loves laying down at the bottom of the pelvis, and the belt squishes her so she sometimes fights it…

But oh my gosh, I don’t feel like I’m falling apart when I’m wearing it, and it helped with sciatic pain!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I third (fourth?) the belt!!  Also, lumbar support!  Bring a small pillow to place on your lower back when you sit.  That way you can sit up with good posture without getting tired.  I also have a foot stool under my desk, so I sit with my feet elevated 6″.  That helps too.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I had it really badly while trying to sleep last night.  I almost put the belt on, but instead just got up and worked for a little while 🙂

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

i had lots of back pain in the beginning of my pregnancy and placing a warm compress on it worked wonders. just make sure it’s not too hot.

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