Question: I am 13 weeks pregnant and having extreme lower back pain. Can't sit or walk with ease. Is it normal?
Answer: Hello.. Back pain is normal in pregnancy,it happens due to harmone changes, and loosening of pelvic muscles to prepare for child birth,you can follow these steps it may help..
Maintain a good posture to sit and split your body weight equally to thigh it will help alot
You can massage your back with pain relieving ointment,and take warm bath
You can also make an ice pack by tying four or five ice cubes in a cloth or bag and massage in your back will helps in controlling the pain or you can dip soft cotton towel in lukewarm water and give compress will also give better releif
Please don't sleep on back during pregnancy ,it is advisable to sleep in side preferably left side,which increases blood flow,and also keep pillow in between legs will also reduce the pain
Use maternity pillow behind your back,to sit ,it will relieve the pain
Do maternity yoga ,those possess will relieve you from back pain,and you can also try acupuncture,but with the guidance of acupuncturist,those points will help in reducing the pain