Osteochondrosis in pregnancy can be a big problem, if not promptly take preventive measures. And even better to deal with this problem during pregnancy planning. Will medical gymnastics, swimming and massage courses. But during pregnancy, too, can do something.
Causes of back pain during pregnancy
Osteochondrosis - a degenerative disease of the intervertebral discs, which causes them to flatten, reduce elasticity, and then rupture. Changed drives often compress the spinal nerve roots, causing severe pain in their course
Proceeds osteochondrosis unnoticed. Often his first symptoms appear during pregnancy, when increasing the load on the spine. In addition, metabolic disorders in the spine can worsen during pregnancy due to hormonal changes. Naturally, during pregnancy most often occurs exacerbation of lumbosacral osteochondrosis.
But sometimes the symptoms of osteoarthritis taken pains arising from natural physiological process of preparing the body for childbirth: bone joints and ligaments in the pelvic area are loosened, become more mobile. These changes will help the birth canal widened slightly during childbirth. These natural processes are often accompanied by mild pain, which are taken for pain in osteochondrosis
Pain in osteochondrosis - a characteristic symptom
. And as the threshold for different women is not the same, then some of these pains do not notice, but others find it is very strong. In order to calm down, you need to visit a doctor.
Sometimes growing fetus begins to compress the nerve plexus in the lumbosacral region, as a result, pain, like the pain in osteochondrosis. After birth, these pains disappear.
How is low back pain
Osteochondrosis in pregnant women can cause permanent aching pain that may remain after the birth. But most low back pain after childbirth is still milder, and after a while and does occur remission.
Osteochondrosis in pregnancy can occur in different ways. A serious problem during pregnancy may be a cervical osteochondrosis
Cervical osteochondrosis - the lot of office workers
Accompanied by headaches, dizziness, fainting and insomnia. Pain in cervical osteochondrosis can also be strong, given into the hand and the shoulder blade. Such a condition can bring a pregnant woman to a neurosis
Neurosis - reaction to the nervous shock
Pain in the lumbosacral region are increasingly aching in nature, but at the sharp turns of the body, fast rising from a chair or bed, they can take sharp.
The treatment of degenerative disc disease in pregnant women - is to eliminate pain and other unpleasant symptoms. Treatment of osteoarthritis of pregnancy is carried out only by prescription and under medical supervision.
Than to treat low back pain during pregnancy? With cervical osteochondrosis well helps wearing special orthopedic appliances - immobilization collars. They are well relieve tension of the neck muscles and improve the condition of women. But for a long time to wear a cervical collar is not recommended - the neck muscles lose their strength and after removal of the collar will deteriorate. The best is the alternation of immobilization with neck massage and special exercises for the neck.
With lumbosacral osteochondrosis recommended wearing special bandages for pregnant women - abdominal support significantly reduces the load on the spine. If pain is very strong, it is possible to apply some painkillers, ointments, creams or gels that can be administered during pregnancy. Typically, such ointments contain nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), most of which is contraindicated in pregnancy.
For use during pregnancy is permitted, for example, 5% gel for topical use Nurofen. But during pregnancy, it should be used with caution, and only on prescription. Most ointments, which include NSAIDs are not recommended for use in the third trimester of pregnancy (after 24 weeks), as they inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandins - biologically active substances involved in many processes in the human body. Since prostaglandins are involved in inflammation and play an important role in the physiology of childbirth.
Births and osteochondrosis
Osteochondrosis - learn how to properly distribute the weight
- It can be a problem, but not always, but only in very severe pain. In this case, the woman offered caesarean section. Which is conducted under general anesthesia.
Osteochondrosis and pregnancy - a combination often. In most cases, pregnancy and childbirth in osteochondrosis end safely, of course, if a woman is not self-medicate, and do everything as prescribed by a doctor.