Suffers more than half of women in the course of the nine months, especially between the 5th and the 7th month of gestation. In some cases, the annoyance is such as to prevent the normal course of business, at best, however, back pain is felt especially at night, disturbing the sleep of the expectant mother.
How does it manifest back pain?
In a smaller percentage of cases, back pain is localized exclusively in the seat back. Other times affects the lumbar region, with or without radiation to one or both lower limbs.
In other cases the pain is prevalent in the area of the sacroiliac joints (pelvis), but sometimes radiating to the thigh or leg. “This is unfortunately the largest group and the one that accuses the most bothersome symptoms,” notes Euthanasia, “which often lead to less autonomy to ambulation, greater difficulty in climbing stairs and in tilt the trunk.”
Why is back pain?
Undoubtedly there is a mechanical factor” replied the physiatrist, the antigravity muscles of the back are in fact called to a super job due to inefficiency of the abdominal muscles and the increase in volume of the uterus. Added to this is the hormonal factor: during the nine months significantly increase the levels of relaxing, a hormone that allows the necessary relaxation of tissues and joints (especially at the level of the pelvis) at the time of delivery. It is hypothesized that this hormone, weakening the structures, can make the back more vulnerable to the increased load.
How can I prevent it?
The first rule to prevent back pain is to strengthen his muscles it has been shown that physical activity conducted with perseverance and diligence tones the muscles of the trunk and helps to better support changes in the body during the nine months .
When you go to the doctor?
Given that back pain is an occurrence by no means rare and therefore do not be alarmed pregnant women, the use of the doctor will be necessary when the disturbances are likely to significantly impede the normal activities of daily living and work activities , or when the painful symptoms, however slight, is continuous and never has forgiveness.