Stress has an impact on more than just a women’s mood or psychological state. Physical symptoms of stress include weariness, headaches, stiffness, and muscle soreness.
Many women experience a change in their center of gravity as the baby grows in weight during pregnancy. They tend to lean back for balance which may put extra strain on the back causing back pain.
Weight gain during pregnancy can lead to back pain. The amount of weight a woman puts on also has a direct impact on her and her baby’s health.
The expanding fetus presses against the abdominal muscles during pregnancy, causing them to stretch and, in rare cases, detach. This pressure can lead to back pain.
Perform gentle stretches like low back stretch, backward stretch, torso rotation etc., which will help relieve the tension in your muscles.
PRACTICE GOOD POSTURE
Keep your shoulder back and relaxed. Don’t lock your knees. Get support for your back.
Change your sleeping position
Pay attention to your position when sitting, sleeping, and lifting things.
If you need to stand for a long time, rest one foot on a stool or a box to take the strain off your back.
You also can use heat or cold to soothe sore muscles.
Walking, swimming, and stationary cycling are all safe exercises for most pregnant women. Exercises to strengthen your back and abdomen can be recommended by your doctor or physical therapist. For a better pain relief, you can also apply Zandu Fast Relief Gel/ Zandu Fast Relief Ointment over the affected area.
Performing Yoga aasanas can be a great remedy to treat your back pain during pregnancy. It is effective and provide pain relief as it relaxes the tensed muscles. Also, you can perform aasanas like the Utkata Konasana, Sumo Squat pose and Parsva Sukhasana can be performed to reduce back pain happening during pregnancy.
WEAR A MATERNITY BELT
A maternity belt is a supportive maternity clothing that helps keep up the belly so the pelvic girdle and lower back aren’t overworked. It’s available online and in many maternity clothes stores.
CHANGE SLEEP POSITION
There are a few sleeping positions you can attempt to assist relieve back pain. One option is to sleep with your knees bent to relieve strain on your back, or place a pillow between your legs while sleeping
WEAR COMFORTABLE FOOTWEAR
Wear low-heeled (but not flat) shoes with good arch support, such as walking shoes or athletic shoes. Avoid high heels. They tilt your body forward and strain your lower back muscles.