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Pregnant having pressure in the spine. Have Braxton hicks and contractions. Need medical attention?

I am 31 weeks prego and starting yesterday i have been getting a lot of pressure on my spine . It is making it hard to sleep. If i lay on right side the pain is not that bad if I lay on my left side it is really painful and I can t sleep. My baby is moving just fine more then 10 movements in a 20 min time frame. I have been getting braxtion hicks and very strong contractions but they are random and not fequent.
Asked On : Sun, 2 Dec 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
Actually varying degree of backache may appear during later months of pregnancy due to relaxation pf the pelvic joints. It gets aggravated by faulty posture and high heels which leads to increased lumbar lordosis. My suggestion to you are-
-Rest in hard bed
-Improve your posture, sit straight
-Avoid constipation
-Back muscles massage may be done
-Analgesics like paracetamol tablets may help you if pain is excess
-Pelvic girdle belt found in market can be used in severe case
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Infertility Specialist Dr. Dattaprasad's  Response
If the contractions are not very painful (more than usual), & not frequent, you need not worry. Also you can lie down on right side if you feel comfortable in that position. You need to consult your obstetrician/physiotherapist who may prescribe some exercises/medication for relief of back pain.
Wish you good health.
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