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my back has been hurting so bad i almost cry!

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i am 37 weeks pregnant and my back has been hurting so bad i almost cry when i bend only inches i cant breath when i sleep on it and ive tried everything all from ice to heat to even eculipiced salts nothing helps it just gets worse i have even tried a deep tissue message and nothing what do i do!

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replied February 3rd, 2012
Third Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A31134

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the back pain that you are having in your pregnancy. Well, back pain during pregnancy is a very common feature because of increase of hormones, additional weight, poor posture like excessive standing and bending over and little rest and more stress during this period.

You can apply warm compresses on the back, sleep on your left side and use a support pillow under your knees. Massage from a massage therapist also helps. If the symptoms persist then you may need anti inflammatory medicines for which I would suggest you to consult your gynecologist. If the pain is very severe then pregnancy-associated osteoporosis, vertebral osteoarthritis and septic arthritis have to be ruled out.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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