When pregnant, the back is the most likely place to feel aches and pains. The weight of the fetus, hormone changes, and physical activity can all cause pain in the lower back.
During pregnancy, the ligaments that connect and stabilize your bones stretch and soften, which can lead to back pain in many women. This is due to the hormone relaxin that is released during the pregnancy.
Cracking your back can be a very satisfying sensation and it will also help relieve the tension in your back. However, you should only do this when necessary as it can cause damage if it is done incorrectly.
One way to do this is by lying on your back with your knees bent and putting your weight on the sides of your feet. This helps your heart work easier as it prevents the baby’s weight from putting pressure on the large blood vessels that carry blood to and from the legs and feet.
This can also help you avoid varicose veins and hemorrhoids as the enlarged blood vessels will not be in contact with the legs and feet.
Another method is by doing exercises and stretches that will not only relieve the back pain but also keep your spine flexible. This will help prevent any future back pain and will also strengthen your muscles.
If you are struggling to find relief from your back pain then speak to a doctor who can recommend an appropriate treatment. They may suggest a support belt or gentle exercises or stretches. If these do not offer relief then they can refer you to a chiropractor who is experienced in prenatal care and can help with your back pain.