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severe pain while pregnant!!! plz any advice

natsplatnnatsplat Posts: 1
Hi, I have had severe pain in my lower back tha shoots down my legs and butt. It started years ago and just keeps getting worse. It started on the left side of my lower back. It sorta felt like a small lump that moves when I touch it. I couldn't lay on my back because it was too painful and had a clicking noise/feeling while laying on my back also. And I couldn't lay on my stomach either because it was what felt like too much pressure on my lower back. All of this started after my first child about 3years ago. The pain gradually got worse and worse and spread to my right leg. I have fallen 3 times and the pain just gets worse and worse. And now I am almost 6 months pregnant and the pain lasts longer in my lower back and legs and I'm afraid I might fall. If anybody has had or knows wat it could be please ler me know. I'm really getting scared that I may not be able to walk soon!!


  • Check out the web info and articles here about SI joints. For us females they are supposed to move when we carry babies. Sometimes after the babies, they stay loose and cause pain. Lots of women feel better wearing a SI belt...they can really help. My SI joints were injured during a rear end collision, and some of the ligaments were torn that also help hold the pelvic areas tight. Again , these ligaments stretch with babies, and if you carry big babies, they can be strained.
    A chirpractor that understands well how the SI joints work, can maybe help you...I wish you good luck, you must be having such a rough time.

  • My daughter had this same issue and fall down many times while PG with her last baby :(

    She had a few disk herniation of the L and S, as well as some other spinal issues. Those were pressing on her but, leg nerves. She also had sciatic nerve issues.

    You may want to ask to be seen by a specialist.

    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
  • If I were you I would start with my ob-gyn - can they recommend someone, maybe a PT/OT type person that can work with you on things like best positions/postures, maybe certain aids to help you get up from a chair, bed or toilet, to prevent serious falls? Raised toilet seat, walking or stabilizing aids, learning to log roll out of bed may all help. Ice or heat pads (check with you ob what they feel is safe), accupuncture is really big with some ob's, and also vibration to distract the pain (brookstone makes a pad you can put over a recliner, sofa, bed but is pricey). Some physiatrist (physical med & rehab docs) I find have the best physical diagnosis skills - can get pretty close on diagnoses without scans and imaging that can harm the baby. Good luck - the good news is you only have a few months to tough out until you can get real treatment!
  • Firstly, let me give you a warm welcome to Spine Health. :H You have found a great place to get information and also some friendly people who will share their experiences and be a supportive ear for you to share your problems.

    I would definately suggest that you get medical advice about your symptoms. The pain and falls that you are experiencing should be investigated further.

    Let me share my story, which may or may not have anything to do with your problem.

    I had experienced back pain and problems with standing for long for such a long time, that it became normal for me. While pregnant with my 3 children, I had back pain and sciatica. I thought that was normal for ladies expecting a baby, so I didn't do anything about it.

    With my second pregnancy, I even fell several times, but thought it was because I was chasing my first child who became rather difficult.

    By my third pregnancy, I found standing and slow walking very difficult to the point where I avoided it. I thought all this was normal during pregnancy and so, I don't think I even mentioned it to my doctor.

    About 18 years later (after my back problems had been slowly progressing) I decided, after some severe pain and problems walking while site seeing in Madrid, that I must have something wrong with my back!

    I went to see a doctor and was referred for physiotherapy. After weeks of physio hadn't really helped, an x-ray was done and it was found that I had a spondylolisthesis (forward slippage of a vertebra over the one below). The doctor was amazed that I had gone through 3 pregnancies, as she said that the enlarged belly causes this condition to produce much more pain.

    With the change to the loading of my spine, over the years, quite a bit of degeneration had taken place, and the disc at the level of the slip had been pushed back and almost completely been worn away.

    To cut a very long story a bit shorter, an MRI scan showed severe pressure on both my spinal cord and nerve roots. They said it was amazing that I was walking. In March of this year, I had a lumbar fusion. My sciatica is now gone and I can stand and walk much more comfortably.

    Sorry for this very long post. If you are still reading, well done! =D>

    Please do tell your doctor about your symptoms and let us know how you get on.
    Whatever your problem is, it is very likely to feel much better once you have your baby. Congratulations on the expected arrival! :)
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