A.C. asks from San Diego, CA on February 15, 2010
Lower Back Pain! - San Diego,CA
I'm 29wks and started with a lower back pain, but it did not stop their I started to get menstrual cramping pain. My doctor tells me to tk tylenol and do a heat patch but its not helping at all. Does anyone know wht might help cuz this pain is killing me I can't walk anymore and that's hard when I hv a 2 year old runnig around the house.
So What Happened?™
Thanks to everyone I was reading the responses and my hubby rushed to the store to buy a baby belt it does tk a lot of the baby's weight we r still going to go see a chiropractic and an acupuncture and see which one wrks best for me I've been able to walk ar0und which that pleased my daughter a lot thank u mommies for all ur help!
C.A. answers from Los Angeles on February 16, 2010
Kidney stones, for one thing. Kidney infection. If you can't walk then get a second opinion, preferably from a WOMAN doctor.
K.A. answers from Los Angeles on February 16, 2010
You may want to try seeing a Chiropractor. I have a friend who had prenatal adjustments done throughout one of her pregnancies because she had severe Sciatic Nerve pain in her lower back and down one leg. Even if that's not the same problem you are having, a Chiropractor may still be able to save you! I see a chiropractor once a month (even though my "baby" is 3 years old) because my pregnancy flared up a back problem caused by a car accident that I was in over 10 years ago. Pregnancy can throw your alignment out of whack! Good luck!!
M.D. answers from Los Angeles on February 16, 2010
If you can't walk because the pain is so bad, you need to get in to see your OB today. It's early, but it could still be labor pains and that should definitely be paid attention to.
C.L. answers from Las Vegas on February 16, 2010
Go to the ER. You may be having back labor. Better safe than sorry.
K.I. answers from Spokane on February 15, 2010
Bengay or Icy Hot?
I had the worst lower back pain with my first pregnancy one second i was fine the next I was stopped cold mid step...ouch!
I just lathered on the smelly ointment and told myself it would be over soon...lots of warm bathes too!
E.A. answers from San Diego on February 16, 2010
I know what you mean! I have the same problem and my doctor only give me muscle relaxers it works fine for a few hous but I don't want to take drugs. I started getting acupuncture only when the pain is anbearable for 45 minutes and it works like magic. You may give it a try.
G.S. answers from New York on February 15, 2010
I had this at about the same time during my pregnancy. I was told to sleep w/a pillow under my knees and my knees bent. It certainly helped and I can only imagine what you are going thru w/a 2 yr old. My oldest daughter was almost 6 when my youngest was born so i was able to do this here & there while laying on the couch. What if you were to show your child this, would they go along w/it so you could get a little comfort? Good luck!
D.H. answers from Los Angeles on February 17, 2010
I would try a belly belt. It works a little like the belts men use for lifting. I had to use it for my second pregnancy for low back pain. Most stores should have them. I believe I got mine at Target back then, but it will relieve a lot of that back pain pressure.
A.G. answers from Los Angeles on February 16, 2010
There are a ton of stretches that can help with pregnancy back aches. You should also try a pregnancy belt. It helps shift the baby weight. A lot of times the baby is resting on your spine in particular way that causes increased pain. I would do warm showers, stretches, maternity belt, and tylenol. If that doesn't work get in to an Orthopaedic MD who could refer you to a physical therapist to work with you =] Good luck and hope you feel better!!