Tailbone pain during Pregnancy

Pain in the Tailbone during Pregnancy

During the period of childbirth, most women worry about various diseases and painful manifestations. Often there is pain in the lumbar region. If the tailbone hurts during pregnancy in the second trimester, it is important to know what causes the causes of this condition and how the pain can be alleviated.

In most cases, the main cause of tailbone pain in the second trimester is physiological. This is due to the changes in the woman’s body that occur during pregnancy.

From the 13th to the 26th week, the pelvic bones gradually separate, their position changes, the tailbone returns. Such changes can cause pain in the lumbar region and coccyx.

The development of the fetus affects the center of gravity, which continues to move. The pressure on the lumbar region becomes more and more obvious, which causes tail pain.

In general, the condition of the expectant mother is stable in the 2nd trimester, while increased fatigue is observed. A sedentary lifestyle, a decrease in physical activity, a constant desire to lie down and sit cause increased load on the lumbosacral part and pain in this area.

An enlarged uterus causes tail pain. The more it becomes, the stronger the ligaments are stretched and stretched, resulting in pain.

Perhaps a violation of the nerve roots of the lumbosacral part, causing a pronounced pain syndrome.

While giving all the strength and nutrients to the unborn baby, the mother’s body can feel the lack of some important elements, in this case: calcium and magnesium. In some cases, the coccyx begins to hurt due to the lack of these substances.

Hormonal changes in the period from 13 to 26 weeks often cause instability of the psycho-emotional state, which in turn causes neuralgia.

Indigestion causing constipation or diarrhea. Such violations often provoke tail pain.

In some cases, the pain syndrome in this area indicates the threat of abortion. In this case, the pain is painful, localized in the tailbone and lower abdomen.

In addition to various conditions caused by pregnancy, coccyx pain can be caused by pathological processes that are not related to the period of childbirth.

What to do about coccyx pain during pregnancy

If you experience pain during any period of pregnancy, you should consult your supervising doctor. The specialist will find out the cause of the pain syndrome, based on which the optimal treatment will be determined. But what to do if the doctor did not find a serious cause or the second trimester coccyx pain was a surprise? There are several methods that will help ease the condition without harming the expectant mother.

Exercise. The most effective form of pain relief is exercise:

Fitball. Exercises on the ball will reduce pain and help strengthen the muscles of the spine:

When the tailbone starts to hurt, you need to sit on the ball and gently rock your pelvis from side to side;

Press the ball with the lower back against the wall, slowly rotate the pelvis, sway. Such an exercise will gently and effectively massage the painful area, which will reduce tension and spasms;

Lie on the ball with the shoulder blades and slowly raise the pelvis;

Knee-elbow position. A simple and effective exercise that allows you to reduce tension and relieve pain not only in the tailbone, lower back, but also in the pelvic organs. You need to kneel, slowly lower to the elbows. Stand in the position for 1-7 minutes

Kegel exercises. When the tailbone starts to hurt, it is recommended to do one of these exercises on the ball or in the knee-elbow position. It is necessary to compress-relax the muscles of the perineum, alternately with the compression-relaxation of the gluteal muscles.

Massage, which means light rubbing movements in the painful area, gradually increasing the intensity. It is optimal to lean on the table with one hand (it will reduce the tension from the lower back and tailbone), with the other palm rub the painful area.

What to do about coccyx pain during pregnancy?

If you experience pain during any period of pregnancy, you should consult your supervising doctor. The specialist will find out the cause of the pain syndrome, based on which the optimal treatment will be determined. But what to do if the doctor did not find a serious cause or the second trimester coccyx pain was a surprise? There are several methods that will help ease the condition without harming the expectant mother.

Exercise. The most effective form of pain relief is exercise:

  1. Fitball. Exercises on the ball will reduce pain and help strengthen the muscles of the spine:
  2. When the tailbone starts to hurt, you need to sit on the ball and gently rock your pelvis from side to side;
  3. Press the ball with the lower back against the wall, slowly rotate the pelvis, sway. Such an exercise will gently and effectively massage the painful area, which will reduce tension and spasms;
  4. Lie on the ball with the shoulder blades and slowly raise the pelvis;
  1. Knee-elbow position. A simple and effective exercise that allows you to reduce tension and relieve pain not only in the tailbone, lower back, but also in the pelvic organs. You need to kneel, slowly lower to the elbows. Stand in the position for 1-7 minutes
  2. Kegel exercises. When the tailbone starts to hurt, it is recommended to do one of these exercises on the ball or in the knee-elbow position. It is necessary to compress-relax the muscles of the perineum, alternately with the compression-relaxation of the gluteal muscles.

Massage, which means light rubbing movements in the painful area, gradually increasing the intensity. It is optimal to lean on the table with one hand (it will reduce the tension from the lower back and tailbone), with the other palm rub the painful area.

How to relieve tailbone pain during pregnancy?

Before starting various methods to reduce pain in the tailbone during pregnancy, a mandatory consultation with a doctor is required. In such cases, use the following effective methods:

  • An excellent helper to get rid of pain in the tailbone is exercise, yoga for pregnant women, use of a fitball.
  • Reduce pain and relieve tension with warm compresses and soothing oil baths.
  • If the gynecologist has no objections, the woman can visit a chiropractor. With the help of special massage and acupuncture sessions allowed during pregnancy, it is possible to get rid of pain and other unpleasant ailments.
  • As the abdomen increases, gynecologists recommend using a special bandage that supports the abdomen.
  • If there are problems with stool, it is necessary to improve digestion and solve the problem of constipation. To do this, you need to completely revise your diet and include foods with relaxing properties. If necessary, you can use laxatives, but only after consulting a doctor.
  • You should take care of your shoes. It should be comfortable and without heels. A small wedge is enough.
  • Avoid staying in one position for a long time. If a pregnant woman’s professional activity or circumstances force her to move little every half hour, it is necessary to take a break and warm up with light exercises.
  • During sleep, preference should be given to an orthopedic mattress. Do not sleep on soft feather beds or surfaces that are too hard.

If pain in the coccyx is observed due to the disease, urgent measures are needed to treat it. From medical preparations, pain can be stopped with the help of Ibuprofen, Paracetamol. But this can be done only after consulting a doctor.

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