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Exercises to avoid during early pregnancy? Just learned i am, but need physical therapy due to chronic back pain now affection nerve in left thigh.

Exercises to avoid during early pregnancy? Just learned i am, but need physical therapy due to chronic back pain now affection nerve in left thigh.

Normally PT: Is okay while pregnant. Inform your pt about this as the only thing you really do not want to do is anything new that is very strenuous that could cause physiologic stress. Basic pt should be okay, but discuss with your OB and pt to be safe. Your back pain will get worse with the pregnancy, most likely, so its a good time to make sure you are preparing yourself for the next nine months. Congrats! ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can physical therapy for low back pain or neck pain help during pregnancy?

Can physical therapy for low back pain or neck pain help during pregnancy?

Yes: It's best to see a physical therapist or doctor of osteopathic medicine to help stretch out contracted muscles and release tension from baby. ...Read more

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What is good for upper back pain during pregnancy?

What is good for upper back pain during pregnancy?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a safe medication and can be taken for general body aches. Warm compresses, comfortable shoes, periodic rest can also help with the pain. ...Read more

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What can be done to ease back pain during pregnancy?

What can be done to ease back pain during pregnancy?

Pregnancy belt: A physiatrist can evaluate you and determine the source of your pain. Besides the load of the baby, the hormones released during pregnancy destabilize the pelvis and can contribue to your symptoms. Depending on your exact symptoms, you may benefit from a sacroiliac belt. Physical therapy may also provide some relief. ...Read more

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What is normal back pain during pregnancy? How much back pain is normal during pregnancy? At what point should I be concerned?

What is normal back pain during pregnancy? How much back pain is normal during pregnancy?  At what point should I be concerned?

Depends: Generalized mild back pain in pregnancy is fairly common. However if the back pain is associated with any fever, burning with urination, baginal bleeding, or abnormal vaginal discharge then you should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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How do women handle back pain during pregnancy? Does doing yoga help?

How do women handle back pain during pregnancy? Does doing yoga help?

Sure.: Prenatal stretching and yoga classes should be a safe activity for most pregnant women without physical disabilities, provided they are well supervised. Non-contact, low impact sports and activities such as stationary bike, treadmill, walking and swimming are ideal during pregnancy to maintain muscle tone and keep the cardiovascular system in good shape in anticipation of labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to help with back pain during pregnancy besides ice, heat, and massage. Im to the point i can barely sit or stand?

Whats the best way to help with back pain during pregnancy besides ice, heat, and massage. Im to the point i can barely sit or stand?

See your OB : Person! they would recommend proper follow up , possibly including orthopedic consult. " old adage-- drugs are harmful". ...Read more

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How do u relieve lower back pain during pregnancy?

How do u relieve lower back pain during pregnancy?

Several ways: First make sure it is not related to a urinary tract infection. Otherwise, if ok with your doctor, exercise can help as well as local treatnents like massage and heat applications. As you get bigger, a pregnancy harness may also help. Make sure you do not but on excessive weight.. ...Read more

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How do ease the chest and upper back pain during pregnancy?

Conservative measure: Try heat, massage, rest, hot showered, and or tylenol (acetaminophen). Otherwise, talk to your ob/ gyn. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a heating pad for back pain during pregnancy ?

Is it safe to use a heating pad for back pain during pregnancy ?

Yes - carefully: There's no real danger to the baby. The heating pad isn't likely to affect the temp inside your body (your 'core' temp) much. The danger is to yourself if you lie on the pad or overuse it to the point of burning your skin. (it happens!) a better alternative might be to get a good osteopathic hands-on exam. I've treated many back problems for pregnant women - even taught hubbies to do so at home. ...Read more

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Things i can do alleviate back pain during pregnancy?

Avoid: Prolonged sitting or immobilization, avoid heavy lifting. Do psoas muscle stretches daily, walk often, swim if you can. ...Read more

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Is using a heating pad on medium high heat for lower back pain during pregnancy considered safe?

Is using a heating pad on medium high heat for lower back pain during pregnancy considered safe?

Yes: Be careful not to burn yourself. Towel or sheet between pad and skin. Not on high and limit duration. ...Read more

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Is back pain normal during pregnancy ?

Yes and no.: To be on the safe side I suggest seeing your doctor for a urinalysis. It's possible to develop a kidney infection during pregnancy and this can threaten both your health and can lead to fetal harm. That said, there are many physical changes and shifting weight strains the low back of pregnant women. Nevertheless, make sure it's not an infection before assuming normal musculoskeletal pain. Call OB. ...Read more

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Is upper back pain caused by indegestion during pregnancy?

Is upper back pain caused by indegestion during pregnancy?

Could be: Lots of potential causes, including "indigestion". Reflux from stomach to esophagus (common in pregnancy) could cause this. Other causes could too. Call your ob. ...Read more

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Is arnica gel or ointment safe during pregnancy for back pain?? Im 5 month pregnant . Thank you

Is arnica gel or ointment  safe during pregnancy for back pain?? Im 5 month pregnant . Thank you

Lack of data: Hi! and congratulations on your pregnancy! You are APPROPRIATELY concerned about the use of medications and supplements during pregnancy. Arnica is considered homeopathic therapy, and there is not much (if any?) reliable scientific data; and without good data, physicians can't safely recommend its use in pregnancy. The FDA considers pure arnica unsafe. Since unregulated, concentration varies. ...Read more

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During pregnancy 5th month slightly having back pain please advice and tell me the precautions?

During pregnancy 5th month slightly having back pain please advice and tell me the precautions?

Mostly normal: During second trimester of pregnancy slight back pain is normal. Pregnancy related weight gain, enlarged uterus put pressure over pelvic organs. Look for other associated symptoms such as radiation of pain to groin or lower extremity, dysuria or other signs of UTI. Be active & avoid bending forwards. If pain worsen or change in quality talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes back pain (scoliosis) during second pregnancy?

What causes back pain (scoliosis) during second pregnancy?

Pregnancy: Causes: strain , arthritis, changed posture, kidney stones, obstruction or infection, herniated disk, shingles , sciatica among many others. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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