problems caused by lumbar discs can increase during pregnancy
. Lumbar scoliosis
is relatively common and does not always cause backache. Also, backache is quite common during pregnancy. Taking these points into consideration, I suggest you take paracetamol
for pain. I am unclear whether you are actually pregnant at present or thinking ahead for when you will be pregnant. If you are not pregnant then ibuprofen
can help with pain. Do not take this if you are pregnant. Avoid the movements that bring on the pain. Muscle strengthening exercises will be very good for your lower back and a physiotherapist will be able to advise on these. Although the pain can be severe with nerve root problems, it will not harm the pregnancy.
Dr K A Pottinger,