Are You a Woman With Lower Back Pain?

Know the Top Causes for Your Back Pain!

Do you have to pop a pain killer too often to relieve that nagging backache? It’s time to sit up and take notice. What causes lower back pain that most of the women often have to encounter? Here are some of the probable reasons for backache in women:

  1. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Menstruation: PMS or premenstrual syndrome happens to around 75% of women within childbearing age. It happens due to ups and downs in the hormonal levels in women prior to their menstrual cycle. Backache, mood swings, anxiety, headaches, emotional imbalance etc. are some of the common symptoms of PMS. PMS symptoms normally subside once the menstrual cycle starts. Lower backache or cramps may continue even during menstruation.
  1. Endometriosis: Endometrium tissue forms the inner surface of your uterus. When it starts growing outside the cavity of your uterus, it forms a lining over the ovaries and the pelvic area. This condition is known as endometriosis. With time this tissue lining grows, becomes thick and breaks down during menstrual cycle, causing lower back pain during periods.
  1. Pregnancy: Lower back pain is a common condition during pregnancy. This may happen due to 3 major reasons-

a) Weight gain during pregnancy puts pressure on the back muscles and causes strain leading to lower back pain.

b) As the weight increases during pregnancy, it is carried from the front side as well as from the backside. It shifts the centre of gravity of the body. This further puts strain on the back muscles causing pain.

c) Hormonal rush during pregnancy causes joint laxity leading to back pain.

  1. Ovarian Cysts: Ovarian cysts are sacs filled with fluid that form in the ovaries. There are different types of cysts. They may result in symptoms like bloating in the abdominal area, heavy bleeding during periods, weight gain or dull pain in the lower back.
  2. Uterine Fibroids: They are fibroids or benign tumors that form in the uterus. If they are close to the lining of the uterus, they may cause heavy menstrual bleeding with a lot of pain. Backache may follow in such a condition.
  3. Obesity: Obesity implies having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. Being obese can create stress on your backbone leading to lower back pain. This happens due to continual wrong postures and extra stress on muscles and discs in the backbone due to excessive weight. Sedentary lifestyle, high calorie diet, lack of exercise, hormonal imbalance or genetic factors may cause obesity.
  4. Miscarriage: Termination of pregnancy is miscarriage. When threatened abortion happens in early pregnancy, vaginal bleeding begins. This may be followed by other symptoms like pain in the abdomen and lower back area during miscarriage.
  5. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or PID: PID is an infection of the reproductive organs in the pelvic area. It includes the ovaries, the uterus, the fallopian tubes and the cervix. Lower back pain is one of the common symptoms of PID. Other symptoms include irregular bleeding, fever, vaginal discharge, fatigue, abdominal pain and painful urination.
  6. Uterine Prolapse: When muscles become too weak to support uterus, it leads to uterine prolapse. When uterus slumps from its normal position into the vaginal opening, this condition is known as uterine prolapse. Back pain may occur as a result of this condition.

Chronic back pain requires medical help. Get yourself thoroughly examined by a doctor for accurate diagnosis of persistent back pain. You may be advised to undertake certain diagnostic tests for the same.

Find out the precise reason for your lower back pain. Get started with the required treatment without delay!

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