During pregnancy, and more specifically in the third trimester of pregnancy, back pain is very common, especially in the lower back. This pain affects almost 50% of pregnant women becoming one of the enemies of many pregnant women to appear in their day today.
This pain is due to 2 factors: joint hypermobility due to the hormone relaxin, necessary for the fetus and to facilitate childbirth, and the posture that is adopted after the growth of the uterus and the distension or separation of the muscles of the area abdominal. If we add an increase in belly weight to these two factors, it will cause, in most cases, an increase in the curvature of the lower back, as well as a weakening of the pelvic floor. Both events will cause the center of gravity to vary and will involve increasing the curvature of the lumbar.
It is very important that lumbar pains are not chronicled or lengthened after childbirth, as they increase the chances of suffering from urinary incontinence.
To prevent and relieve back pain you can perform some activities such as postural control exercises, swimming, and pilates for pregnant women, as well as go to a physiotherapist in Janakpuri specializing in urogynecological physiotherapy and obstetrics to assess each specific case and give the best diagnosis.
5 recommendations during pregnancy
- Postural hygiene: do not forget to maintain a correct posture both lying, sitting or when standing, a good way is to change positions frequently, to avoid adopting bad habits.
- Footwear: during this stage, you should try to avoid high heels as they increase muscle imbalances, better to wear comfortable shoes.
- Physical exercise: do not stop exercising even if you are pregnant. It is important to rest when you need it but you should not forget to move as much as possible unless the gynecologist recommends absolute rest.
- Relaxation: learn relaxation techniques that will help you at times when you may have discomfort, during labor with contractions and also for postpartum.
- Sleep: Try to sleep on your side, with your knees slightly bent and, if possible, with a pillow between them.
A physiotherapist doctor in Dwarka specialized in urogynecology will be able to help you and personalize the treatment to follow in your day to day to get relief and, in the best case, make lumbar pain disappear during pregnancy.