Pregnancy brings many
signs of discomfort to the body. Lower back pain in early pregnancy
is one of such complications. During pregnancy, many changes take
place in the body. The hormones of the body play a vital role in
these changes. One such hormone that remains very active during
pregnancy is progesterone. It's a very important hormone of the body
that helps in metabolic activities of the body during pregnancy.
This progesterone is responsible for
lower back pain in early pregnancy in almost half of the expectant
mothers. Progesterone weakens the ligaments and loosens the discs of
the vertebra joints in the spine. As a result, the pain is triggered
in the lumbar region that takes the stress of many body movements.
Due to the above
condition cramps or muscle spasms may also occur. The cramps or
spasms too may be responsible for lower back pain. The pain may also
happen due to urinary tract infections. Urinary tract infections are
very common during pregnancy. So, it may cause the back pain as a
side effect of the infection.
The best treatment for lower back pain
in pregnancy would be exercising. The pregnancy exercises like mini
crunches, walking, and pelvic rocking are very effective in reducing
the back pain. Rest is another effective treatment for lower back
pain. Though it is very common to feel sleepless, yet you need to
spend a considerable time resting in your bed.