Causes of Back Pain during Pregnancy
The growing uterus takes effect on the gravitation, stretches out and weakens your abdominal muscles, changes your body posture and gives pressure on your back. This can also cause back pain if it suppresses your nerve. Besides, weight gain also affects your muscles to work even harder that causes stress on joints, and your back may even hurts more at night.
Besides, pregnancy hormonal change loosens up joints and ligaments on your pelvis to your backbone. This might make you feel unstable and cause pain when walking, standing up, sitting for a long time, rolling on bed, and standing up when we sit on chairs or when you clean up the bathtub, driving, or lifting a heavy load.
You are not alone. About three quarters pregnant ladies feel back pain in a few spots. It is often the pain appears on the next month or hurts more as the pregnancy grows. The back pain may still be there after giving birth, but post labor back pain usually heals in a few months.
The good news is that there is no relation between back pain and the pregnancy result.
What is the most common lower back pain that happen during pregnancy?
The experts state that two general patterns of lower back pain that happen during pregnancy, Lumbar (backbone pain), happens on the backbone area on lower back, and pelvis posterior (pelvis area) that is felt on the back of the pelvis. Some women get symptoms of both types of back pain.
Lower back pain is also the same thing as the one you might feel before your pregnancy. You might also experience pain spreading to your feet. Sitting or standing up in a long period and lifting usually makes it hurt even more, and it tends to be more intense in a few days.
When a pregnant woman feels pelvis posterior pain, which is felt on the lower area of your body, you may feel pain in your butt, on one or two sides or the back of your thighs. This might be triggered by activities such as, walking, going up the stairs, coming in and out when cleaning the bathtub or sitting on a chair, rolling on the bed, or turning around and lifting.
The position where you bend down, your waist will start to feel like sitting on a chair and leaning forward when working on the table and will make the pelvis posterior hurt even more. Women with pelvis posterior also tend to experience pain on their pubic bones.
Is It Possible For the Pelvis to Experience Rheumatic?
When lower back pain spread to your buttocks and thighs area, you might feel confused with pain on pelvis which is a relatively uncommon condition. It is true that pelvis with rheumatic, which is caused by the bulging of the lower back area, is experienced by only 1 percent of pregnant women.
If you experience pelvis pain, your feet usually will hurt more than your back pain. You might feel pain below the knees, or might even spread to your feet and toes. And you might feel it “going to sleep”, or some even feels numb. With a severe case of rheumatic pelvis, you might even feel numb on your hips or genital area. You might even experience difficulties on urinating or defecating.
If you experience pain on your pelvis, make sure to check it up to the doctor. Check it up immediately if you feel loss of pain or weakened foot or feet or loss of pain on hips, bladder, or genitalia (which makes it difficult to urinate or defecate).