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Back pain is a frequent complaint among pregnant women, but what causes it and when should you actually become concerned?
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Increasing levels of pregnancy hormones soften your ligaments in preparation for childbirth, when your birth canal will need to expand in order for the baby to pass through. As your baby develops and grows, it puts increasing strain on the ligaments that hold the uterus in place causing mild back pain.
Lifting or strenuous exercise may also spark the onset of back pain. If you have experienced problems with back pain prior to pregnancy, expect it to worsen during pregnancy.
Back pain may also be related to a problem with sacroiliac joint which is also affected by softening ligaments. This type of back pain may be moderate to severe.
Sciatic back pains are another frequent complaint. This occurs when the bundle of sciatic nerves that branch off the end of your spine and pass through your hip joint become pinched and inflamed. The resulting back pain feels like a sharp electric jolt that passes through the cheeks of your buttocks, usually on one side or the other.
1. When sciatic back pain becomes so severe that you have difficulty walking. You may even experience some weakness in the leg on the same side as your sciatic pain. Physical therapy and certain non-strenuous exercises can help free the sciatic nerves, lessen your back pain, and restore your ability to walk normally.
2. Persistent low back pain accompanied by pressure on your pelvic floor may be a sign of impending labor. Try to determine if you can feel any actual contractions as contact your doctor if your back pain persists.
3. Back pain accompanied by severe cramping and vaginal bleeding may be a sign of impending miscarriage. Contact your doctor and head to the hospital without delay.
Some back pain is to be expected during pregnancy, but if your back pain is persistent or your back pain becomes unbearable, do not hesitate to seek medical assistance.