(Closed) sudden, severe back pain

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had this happen a lot! Full disclosure: I was in a wreck when I was six months pregnant and broke my tailbone. However, it wasn’t just my tailbone it was my lower back and it seemed to get worse the closer I got to the end. My contractions weren’t the part that killed me it was the back labor. I found that taking a long very hot bath or heating pad helped me a lot, the only day it didn’t was the day she was born. I hope this helps and maybe your OB can recommend some other things that will help. Good luck, you aren’t the only one!

Post # 4
1561 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i’m not pregnant (but we are TTC) – however I wanted to say i’m SO sorry!!! i’ve actually had severe back pain since thursday – have barely been able to walk. i’m callin the doc tomorrow, myself! hope you feel better!!!

Post # 5
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Not sure if it’s the same thing but I had a lot of discomfort with sciatic nerve pain during the end of my pregnancy. I would get a sharp pain in my lower back that radiated down into my butt cheek and almost down to my knee. It was awful and would come out of nowhere. This is pretty common in pregnancy and I went for massage therapy twice a week (someone who specializes in pregnancy massage) and it helped a bit. It would still flare up from time to time but not nearly as much. Hope this helps and hope you feel better soon!

Post # 7
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

It sounds like sciatica, which I suffer from as well. Mine is severe and one thing that helps me during pregnancy is swimming. If you can spend an hour in a pool you will feel sooo much better!

Post # 8
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@chicagowife: Can you call your doctor now and leave a message with the answering service? Your doctor should get back to you and give you advice/suggest if you need to be seen within a few hours at the most this evening.

I had sudden pain all last weekend running along my sides towards my pelvic area. I called the OB/GYN and left a message with their answering service because I was really concerned. I couldn’t walk well, breathe and was in a lot of pain. I’m only 17 weeks so I got scared. The Dr. called me back shortly after and said that it was just “growing pains” as my uterus and stomach stretches and that it should go away within the next 3-4 week. I felt so much better after calling and the pain has since gone. Don’t be afraid to call…that’s what they are here for. Feel better!

Post # 9
26 posts

@chicagowife: If its what I’m thinking, and it sounds like it is, I get this all the time. Especially at work or doing anything decently active where I have to bend up and down a lot. My boyfriend’s dad is a chiropractor and he said that my hip was out of proper rotation and alignment. Before we started dating I would have NEVER considered going to the chiropractor, but now I go consistently and it truly helps.  I hope you can find something to help!

Post # 10
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Is there a nurse’s hotline you could call to at least get some ideas?

Post # 11
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

You should be able to contact the on call doc right now.

Post # 13
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

good luck!  It also sounds like sciatica to me.  I didn’t have it during pregnancy but did once from a soccer injury.  I was a mess, but I was way better after a chiro. adjustment & a deep tissue massage.  This was before my pregnancy, though, so I would definitely check with your doctor.  Luckily, my chiro is able to do adjustments during pregnancy, and I splurged on a package of 6 prenatal massages.  I really think this helps a lot, and my therapist claims it helps prevent swelling.  I had no obvious/visible sweeling even in week 39.  (there was some…just not visible to the naked eye)

Post # 16
5153 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am 16 weeks and I haven’t had quite what you are describing but I have had sudden shooting pain right by my tail bone and my doc said it’s okay/normal as long as it keeps going away right away/quickly.

good luck! i know it hurts 🙁

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