Do you suffer from low back pain during menstruation?
Many women suffer from low back pain during their period. This is just one of multiple symptoms associated with dysmenorrhoea.
Dysmenorrhoea basically means pain during menstruation. This can include abdominal cramps, low back pain, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, leg pain and headaches.
Low back pain during menstruation can be an aggravation of an existing low back issue which is exacerbated by hormonal changes, along with the physical contractions of the uterus as it sheds in lining.
Our experienced Osteopath’s can help treat the underlying low back issues, such as joint sprains, disc injuries, muscular strains/tightness or any other mechanical dysfunctions of the low back, hips and pelvis.
By restoring regular range of motion to your joints, releasing tension in the muscles and getting you moving better, we can ease severity of the pain experienced during your period.
Other management strategies can be provided by our Osteopaths’ to help you manage your pain better during these times. This may include the application of heat, strategies for better sleep, dietary advice or medical referral if the Osteopath believes that your pain syndrome may be caused by another issue.
If your Osteopath believes your pain may be caused by other issues that commonly lead to low back pain during your period they will refer you off to GP for further investigations. These conditions include Uterine Fibroids (benign tumours), Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) from an infection, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Endometriosis.
If you’re experiencing painful periods and feel like you’ve tried everything, you might want to consider visiting an Osteopath! We’re here to help.
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