Extreme Lower Back Pain

Extreme Lower back pain Relief

Relief / August 23, 2016

You can also end up with a sore back as the result of a long or difficult labor. During labor you may have used muscles you don't normally use, and you'll feel the effects for some time. (If you had an epidural, you may notice some tenderness at the site for a few days after giving birth, but it shouldn't cause back pain.)

Also, many new moms inadvertently make their back problems worse by not being conscious of good posture while feeding their baby. For example, when you're learning how to breastfeed you may be so focused on getting your baby to latch on correctly that you end up sitting hunched over, straining your neck and upper back muscles as you look down.

The overall exhaustion and stress you may experience taking care of a newborn 24/7 can also make it harder to recover from aches and pains after childbirth, including back pain.

How long will it last?

It's common to have some back pain after giving birth. It usually resolves within a few months, though some women will continue to have pain for much longer

Women who had back pain before or during pregnancy are more likely to have persistent back pain after pregnancy, particularly if their pain was severe or began relatively early in pregnancy. Being overweight increases the risk too.

Begin a gradual exercise program:

While you may not be eager to be up and about if your back hurts, moving around may be just what your body needs. Exercises to strengthen your abdominal muscles and increase flexibility may be helpful too.

Source: www.babycenter.com