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Lower back pain

Discussion in '3rd Trimester' started by Princess, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. Princess

    Princess Active Member

    I've been doing fine until lately when I started experiencing lower back pain. It's not radiating from my belly so I am a bit relieved that I am not going into premature labor but the pain is really killing me. It's like I don't want to move or walk anymore.

    I tried acetaminophen and ibuprofen, even mefenamic acid but nothing seems to work..
    What do you think I should do?
  2. Dilly's Mom

    Dilly's Mom Active Member

    Are you pregnant currently? I was adviced not to take ibuprofen (or at least limit intake) when I was pregnant. Perhaps it is round ligament pain? It can sometimes sbe felt at the back. If it is RLP, then I am happy to say it will pass. But sorry to tell you, it will come back. I was also adviced to wear a belly band support to help ease pressure from the back. :) Maybe you could explore using one. :)
  3. Solange Diaz

    Solange Diaz Active Member

    I agree with the belly support. Get one that provides full support. I admit that it's a bit hard to coordinate outfits that will work with it, but if I must absolutely go out, I wore it. I used it around the house too of I have small work to do.
  4. Leiah

    Leiah Active Member

    Perhaps you have gained a lot of weight during your current pregnancy? Because when I was pregnant, I used to have a lot of back pain when I gained too much weight from overeating. My OB then put me on a strict diet and light exercise, and when I got back on track, my pain eased off a bit.
  5. Honeylette

    Honeylette Active Member

    A nice back rub and massage coupled with warm compress or hot suction cups might do the trick ;)
    Oh and yes, as they said, the belly band is a great tool to lessen the weight load on your back and distribute it with the shoulders.
  6. MommyofTwo

    MommyofTwo Active Member

    I think it's normal. I remember having those with my two kids. Maybe because of the pressure and since they are getting heavier and heavier. I also on the other hand have dextroscoliosis so my lower back really experiences pain especially if I sleep on the wrong position. But it's going to pass, just make sure you don't lift heavy objects to prolong the pain, and always lean a couch for added comfort.
  7. Princess

    Princess Active Member

    Thanks guys, I'll go search for a good belly band :)

    @MommyofTwo, I sometimes get really bad ones when I sleep in the wrong position. Should I go to a specialist for that?
  8. MommyofTwo

    MommyofTwo Active Member

    Do you guys have history of such? But maybe if we lie in bed in an uncomfortable position, we will hurt ourselves especially if we are in the position for a couple of hours.
  9. Christie

    Christie Active Member

    I used to be like this. Turns out, it's the mattress that's the problem. My hubby bought a memory foam mattress for me, and I had the best sleep without any back pain afterwards :D
  10. JennyCannes

    JennyCannes Active Member

    Have you tried stretching and mild yoga? It eases the muscles, joints and ligaments.
    It's supposed to help relieve you of stress after a long day, so maybe it can help :)
  11. MommyofTwo

    MommyofTwo Active Member

    Oh, so those are really effective then? I've been seeing those in Home TV shopping all the time! I just did earlier while preparing lunch. How does memory affect in that mattress? Better memory?
  12. Princess

    Princess Active Member

    I saw this in the mall the other day. It says it's a memory foam mattress and pillow but made with bamboo charcoal... It's supposed to conform its shape to the shape of your body so you get the most comfortable position without hurting your back, spine or neck. The memory part stands for the "memory" of the foam, which "remembers" your shape for a little while.
  13. Christie

    Christie Active Member

    @MommyofTwo yes they are very effective but very pricey as well! All we can afford are memory foam pillows, which is at $20+ each. I saw the bamboo memory foam pillows @Princess is talking about, but it is at $40+ each, so imagine how much a whole mattress would cost :p
  14. MommyofTwo

    MommyofTwo Active Member

    Oh, memory of your body, I thought memory of your brain. Lol. Maybe a whole mattress would cost $100 huj? Pretty expensive just for the mattress but I guess you're paying for the comfort of the product.
  15. HappyMum

    HappyMum Active Member

    I saw this at Home Depot the other day, and it is around $200-$250 for the memory foam mattress. Salesman says that it lasts for many years so maybe that has to count on why it is so expensive.
  16. MommyofTwo

    MommyofTwo Active Member

    That expensive? Whoa! But if it proves that it can last for at least 5 years, then I guess it's worth it. Plus the comfort it brings. So I guess it's worth the money.
  17. Have you tried getting those pillows for pregnant women? Either the U or C shaped ones, they are pretty good. I had back pains as well during my pregnancy and it turned out that it's because of my sleeping position, either on my belly or on my back. It's difficult however, to do it by the sides but the pillows helped.
  18. iamevallain

    iamevallain Member

    Memory foams are indeed expensive. I was able to secure one during a sale, it was a bit bent but doesn't exactly affect its performance. A mattress is much better and you will feel the effects, but the memory pillow doesn't really do anything. I mean I didn't get any improvement whatsoever, I ended up using my old pillows.

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