According to the American Pregnancy Association (APA), 50 to 70% of women suffer from back pain at some stage in their pregnancy. But if back pain is a common issue among pregnant women yet not a sign of a serious dysfunction or a cause for concern, that doesn’t mean that you have to yield to it and accept 9 months of endurance and misery.
If medications are not recommended for persons in your condition, then you will have to search for an alternative among these safe treatments which experts and doctors agree they can reduce back pain or even get rid of it:.
Yoga exercises are quite a light way to support the body parts mostly affected by pregnancy, including the back.
Pelvic Tilt exercises
Pelvic tilt exercises play a role in strengthening abdominal muscles, improving posture and reducing back pain; as the abdominal muscles tend to relax during pregnancy, these exercises work on tightening them and giving them strength.
Swimming can lessen back pain and associated consequences. And because water can support pregnancy extra weight, swimming and water aerobics can be effective in reducing the pressure put on a woman’s back and joints, and thus giving her some comfort.
Acupuncture can be a natural and effective method to stimulate the body to deal with pains and reduce their severity.
Chiropractic practice conducted by an expert can reduce stress during pregnancy, for the cracking techniques he uses stimulate the body to heal his pains.
Lumbar support pillow
The lumbar support pillow is a very important and effective mean to sit straight, i.e. with head and shoulders in line, and sitting straight can greatly reduce back pain and its discomforts.
Maternity support belt
The maternity belt can support the abdominal muscles, alleviate pressure on the pelvis and the back, and thus prevent the spinal cord muscles from over binding. It is to be noted that the maternity support belt is not a treatment in itself, and must be a supplement to any other therapy.
In addition to the above mentioned, remember to comfort yourself while sleeping. Use for this purpose relaxing positions and support pillows. And don’t forget to buy yourself a pair of convenient shoes that can equally distribute your pregnancy weight across your legs in a more stable way that supports your back.
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