Pregnant with degeneration of vertebrae and arthritis in lower back. How to get relief from pain?
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hi partner is 35 weeks pregnant and has curvature of the spine and has degeneration of a vertabrae and arthritis in her lower back at the moment she has taken panadine forte awhile ago for the pain how ever the pain is really bad and she cant get comtable or ease the pain what options can we try to help her thanks
Posted Mon, 2 Dec 2013 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Rhea Chanda 40 minutes later
Brief Answer: at present little relief Detailed Answer: Hello Unfortunately little intervention can be done while she is pregnant. Degeneration and arthritis are both conditions that have no permanent treatment protocol. Only calcium supplements and arthritis medicines can help but only after delivery. I assume she is taking calcium supplements already. Physio therapy can be done to relieve pain. Yoga can also help. Pre natal yoga classes are useful . Apply hot fomentation. After delivery do an x-ray. Vitamin d injections will help but after delivery. At this stage in pregnancy not much can be done except pain medication. But that will only mask the problem. High grade pain killers like oxycodone etc are not recommended now .