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Is it normal to have major back pain when I'm only 12 weeks pregnant?

6 answers
1 year ago
I am having major back pains and I'm 2 days from being 13 weeks and have been having it for sometime. I have been told by several people that it's not normal for this bad of back pain this early in the pregnancy. I also don't know what to do about it because it's almost always constant, but I don't know how to ease it. Heat and coldness stop it for a little while and Tylenol doesn't always help either. Please someone give me some advice.

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1 year ago
I would go to the doctor, any pain you have now will only be amplified once you start to get bigger. Im not sure if its from pregnancy or something else entirely, but it certainly doesnt sound normal.
1 year ago
You should talk to your doctor. Sudden and constant back pain can be a sign of miscarriage. If you had trouble with back pain before pregnancy, it's likely that your pain will increase. I had to stay in bed for a week because of a pinched nerve kind of issue in the first trimester of my first pregnancy. Thankfully, I did not have to deal with that in my other two, and have not experienced it this time. But, no matter what the cause, constant back pain that isn't eased by stretching, resting, Tylenol, or anything else needs to be brought to your doctor's attention.
1 year ago
I was at the OB/GYN this past week and I told him about it and he didn't do anything or say anything really.  I've been considering that I need to go see a chiropracter, but I don't know if my insurance would cover it.
1 year ago
I was at the OB/GYN this past week and I told him about it and he didn't do anything or say anything really.  I've been considering that I need to go see a chiropracter, but I don't know if my insurance would cover it.
1 year ago
If you are in constant pain, you need to make your doctor aware of that in a very direct way. Doctors don't really listen to, "My back has been hurting a bit". You have to go into detail about how long it has been going on, exactly how much it hurts, etc. They need to know the full extent of what you're going through or else they won't know how serious it is. If you are still experiencing pain and nothing has made it better, you need to call your doctor's office and at least talk to a nurse.
1 year ago
i understand your pain. with my second pregnancy, i dealt with a ruptured disk above my tail bone, sciatica, and degenerative disk disease, while chasing my 2 year old around the house. nothing helped to ease my pain. 7 weeks after the birth of my second daughter, i had back surgery, and to this day (10 months later) i am still in a great deal of pain every day. tn lk to your doctor so they can try and rule out the problem. if they try and refer you to an orthopaedic, just know that there isn't much they can do for you while you are pregnant. most won't give you an MRI until after you deliver, and they won't do an x-ray, unless it's an emergency. your doc may prescibe a mild muscle relaxer, and some pain meds if tylenol isn't helping. it didn't work for me, and neither did anything they prescribed for me. they offered me vicodin at one point, but i turned it down, bc i had to be able to function, and didn't want a narcotic.

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