How to get rid of Back Pain During Pregnancy

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  • November 13, 2018
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Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful phases of a woman’s life. It is the happiest moment knowing that there is a little life growing inside her. As the woman takes on this journey of motherhood there are many emotional and physical changes that her body goes through and one of them is having back pains during pregnancy. Back pains start when a pregnant woman gains weight because of the center of gravity changes making the weight heavy in the front and putting excess load on the back. But don't worry, we're going to let you know how you can fix this!

How to cure and get rid of back pain during pregnancy

Sleeping posture

‘Sleep is the golden chain that binds the ‘body and mind’, which means that a good night’s rest calms the body and helps in healing it from aches and pains. However, it is important to sleep in the right posture and especially for a pregnant woman, as it helps to shift the weight to the sides instead of the back. Body pillows are also very useful in this case as it supports the hips while sleeping. So, having a sound sleep is the best back pain treatment for pregnancy.

Breathing exercises

Performing correct breathing exercises is very essential during pregnancy because it helps in supplying oxygen to the body. Breathing exercises keep the rib cage moving properly which in turn will help in relaxing those achy muscles and joints.

Abdominal support garment and maternity belts

At first, the thought of wearing a maternity belt or a garment might scare you wondering - how to treat back pain in pregnancy with just a garment or a belt? Although it helps a great deal in supporting the abdomen by decreasing the strain from the back and also helps in improving posture. Make sure to choose only the wide elastic bands.

A good pair of shoes

It is important to choose footwear that is comfortable because wearing high heels or wearing flats can strain the back. Choosing shoes that have a low heel which will help in distributing the weight equally on both the legs and keep the back more stable.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is one of the best methods of having quick relief from back pain treatment during pregnancy. A massage therapist will help in manipulating joints, muscles and nerve points to relax them. If finding a therapist is difficult then just asking somebody at home to rub the back can also give relief from back pains.

Heating pads and ice packs

Applying heating pads to the muscles of the back can give instant relief from pain. In the same way, even ice packs can be applied on the back to relax the muscles.

In conclusion, pregnancy is the most wonderful feeling in the world and let’s not ruin that feeling with back pains. So, right away follow these wonderful suggestions for relaxing the muscles and joints of the back during pregnancy.

If you have an unrelenting back pain, then you can consult Dr. M.S. Narula, the leading orthopaedic surgeon and spine specialist in Chandigarh.

Dr. MS Narula is currently the director of Narula Institute of Centre for Orthopedics Excellence (NICE) at Chandigarh City Hospital and Senior Consultant, Orthopedics Spine and Joint Replacement, Apollo Clinic Sector 8-C Chandigarh. He is also a US certified fitness specialist and a consultant to various health and fitness centres in Chandigarh. He is also a sports injury specialist.

He is a joint replacement specialist particularly in knee and hip, with over 18 years of experience. He uses imported implants with a life expectancy of 25-30 years. The technique used by him leads to minimize blood loss and cause less or no pain at all! Dr.MS Narula has more than 2000 joint replacements to his credit and is trained in the worlds best centres for the newest techniques of joint replacement. He is also a visiting surgeon, New Yorkshire hospitals UK.


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