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Early Pregnancy   Back Pain

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Summary:
Early pregnancy back pain is a normal phenomenon in early pregnancy. Most
of the expectant mothers witness some degree of back pain during the
early phase of pregnancy and this pain generally subsides after about 20
weeks. Back pain or spasm, which is reflected by stretching of muscles or
burning pain in the left or the right side of the quadrant, is normally
the result of the softening of the supporting ligaments and disks due to
an increase in the progesterone hormone during early pregnancy.


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Early Pregnancy   Back Pain, back pain


Article Body:
Early pregnancy back pain is a normal phenomenon in early pregnancy. Most
of the expectant mothers witness some degree of back pain during the
early phase of pregnancy and this pain generally subsides after about 20
weeks. Back pain or spasm, which is reflected by stretching of muscles or
burning pain in the left or the right side of the quadrant, is normally
the result of the softening of the supporting ligaments and disks due to
an increase in the progesterone hormone during the early phase of
pregnancy. In some cases, urinary infection during pregnancy can also
result in back pain amongst pregnant women. The extra weight of a
pregnant women's body and the change in her centre of gravity also result
in backaches and back pain.

<b>Remedies for Pregnancy Back Pain </b>

The most important and safe remedy for the treatment of early pregnancy
back pain is exercising. This is mainly because certain medications for
back pain are contraindicated during early pregnancy. Walking, pelvic
rocking, bridging (done by lying down on the floor, bending your knees
and lifting your buttocks into air), mini-crunches (done by lying down on
the floor), bending your knees and lifting your head on exhalation, are
good exercises for relief from pack pain during early pregnancy. Pregnant
women do these exercises on their own relieve back pain during their
pregnancy.

The right body posture and good body mechanics also play an important
role in keeping one free of early pregnancy back pain. The right posture
for prevention of back pain early pregnancy is standing straight and
tall. However, the importance for correct postures is as essential in
early pregnancy as before that. However, in late pregnancy, as the uterus
becomes big, one tends to pull back her shoulders to offset the
additional weight, which results in a back strain. You can reduce back
pain during later stages of pregnancy in such a position by frequently
changing your sitting position and avoiding standing for long periods.
Adequate rest and sleep are also essential for avoiding or eliminating
early pregnancy back pain. You should take proper rest and avoid
strenuous activities to avoid back pain during your pregnancy. You can
also do normal yoga exercises to eliminate minor back pain. However, if
the back pain persists you should consult your doctor and take proper
medication for relief from back pain during pregnancy. In some cases of
back pain during pregnancy, doctors may prescribe physiotherapy for back
pain relief. Massages and use of special mattresses are also effective
for back pain relief during pregnancy.

				
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