Is it normal to have back pain 7 months after having baby??

Sameara - posted on 05/08/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Hi, its been 7 months after i had my son and i have really bad back ache and pain. Is this normal?? It gets painfull when i sleep, stand for too long and pick up my son. I have a sore back through out the day. I have heard that after birth you do get back pain but im sure not as bad as me?? Do you have any tips as to how i can help cure my back and have you experienced the same thing??



Thank You xx

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Kinkycat9 - posted on 11/18/2011

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im havein trouble with my back to since i had my little boy 13 months ago now, hurts to sit on the floor & change his nappy, hurts to put him in pram, cot and just to sit and feed him, had mri scan a couple of weeks ago & still waiting for results, it killing me now just sitting on sofa to type this
Deb :-(

User - posted on 05/17/2010

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My baby is 4 months old now and my bottom of the back is AGONY! I had a natural birth with a normal outcome and only had gas and air.i really struggle to pick her up ,bath her ect and nothing seems to help,bene doctors they wernt to concerned,iv a high pain threashold but this is really horrid!

Shannon - posted on 05/09/2010

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I had a emergency c section and epidural and get a pain in my back in the same place about the size of a baseball is very strange. Mostly happens when i get out of bed to feed son and wake in morning. I also get when standing to long but think maybe from my boobs. I use heat packs or have a hot shower. I hope you find something that works for you.

Nikki - posted on 05/08/2010

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I had really bad back pain during my pregnancy bc he rested on my sciatic nerve, then I had horrible back labor, i thought after I had him it would get better but I noticed it only getting worse, plus my son is 25lbs now @ 11 months, but I have been working on my core strength and I can tell you the difference I am feeling is unbelievable plus im getting back into shape, it`s your core which keeps your back stable and if its not strong enough you willl feel the pain

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/08/2010

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Ellen, physicians tend to disguise the pain with meds instead of finding the source,,...where as chiropractors find the source and create a treatment plan before your first adjustment. If it is a slipped disc, or just your spine pinching nerves, you would be in the correct office. So Ellen, having a Chiro take a look is a great thing to do...I have also heard that Epidurals can cause lasting effects like that. I am sorry you are so uncomforatable, good luck.

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Sameara - posted on 05/09/2010

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Forgot to mention I didnt have an epidural. Just usual gas and air. Glad i didnt or else i could gather my back would be 10 times worse. I get asked that alot when talking about my back problem.

Thanks for the advise everyone really helped. xx

Dianne - posted on 05/08/2010

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id defintely also recommend visiting a chiro, ive been going to one for 5? years because i have a dodgy back at the best of times and went throughout my pregnancy as well as when i was about 2wks postp (and since) as a result my back hasnt given me any extra pain with having my bub, i also had him examined to ensure he was fine (there were a couple tiny adjustments done, very gentle hardly see them done) and he went from 2hrs sleeps to 3-4 almost immediately and was calmer when awake, just make sure the chiro you visit has experience in babies and postpartum women :) best of luck in becoming pain free

Dana - posted on 05/08/2010

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A good chiropractor should know if there's an issue like that though... They also give x-rays when needed.

Ellen - posted on 05/08/2010

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I would see your physician in case there is something more serious going on... like a slipped or herniated disc. Be careful getting back adjustments before knowing exactly what is causing your back pain...

Dana - posted on 05/08/2010

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Sometimes not everything goes back into place correctly. I'd make an appointment with a chiropractor. I went to one about a year after my son was born. He told me that women should come in within 3 months after for them to help things get back to normal. He was still able to help me, after one visit and I've been fine ever since. Ask around and try to find one who is really good. I hate the ones that say you need to keep coming back every week for a while, I think those ones are BS.

Abbie - posted on 05/08/2010

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I would suggest you find a chiropractor to ensure that your spine is in alighnment, which it probably isn't after carrying the baby. Also you are carrying the baby now, and the carrier and a diaper bag......... all things that can throw out a back. Try sleeping with a pillow between your legs when you are on your side or under your knees when on your back. Most insurances cover some part of a chiropractor, also a few good massages that have stretching in them can do wonders. Also you need to have your hips checked,they spread during pregnancy and if they are off it will throw the back off.

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Did you have an epidural? i had an epidural and my daughter is 7 months old and i can still feel the same spot they put it in..next one im going to try and do it natural

Melissa - posted on 05/08/2010

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I have heard that it takes 9 months for everything to shift back into place so that could be the problem. Also my back always hurt because of carry the baby around.

Joy - posted on 05/08/2010

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Hi there, please will you tell us if you went all natural, gas and air, c-section ect then we may be able to help you more...

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