I usually don't get back pain before or during my period, but some of my friends definitely do. So I'm pretty sure it's totally normal! I think the way to ease period-related back pain is similar to what you'd do to lessen stomach cramps -- use a heating pad, do light exercise, take a bath, etc. Read what health expert Sandy has to say about it, too!
I’m very sorry to hear that. I don’t know that I would accept intense back pain as normal. Sure, cramps and some back pain are to be expected but it sounds like this kind of pain may be disrupting your life.
Have you tried preparing yourself for the start of your period? I used to start taking ibuprofen a few days before my period and that would usually help lessen the pain when it started. Look at what our health expert Sandy has to say; I’m sure she’ll have even more specific advice that may help you out. If you try some new things and the pain continues, it may be time to see your health care professional.
Menstrual cramping can happen in the front of the pelvis, at the top of the thighs and in the lower back. Typical menstrual cramping usually begins a day or two before your period does and ends on the second or third day of the period. When the cramping is described as intense pain, I think it is something you should talk to your healthcare provider about. She might ask you questions about whether the pain keeps you from your regular activities or if you have heavy bleeding or clots larger than a quarter. Your cramping may just be more intense than some who have milder cramping, but it is good to find out that there is no other reason for your discomfort. There are many things you can do that might ease your discomfort. Using moist heat three or four times a day, going for walks, or you may be prescribed some anti-inflammatory medicine that you will start taking a few days before your period begins might all help you manage this pain.
This is not intended to be medical advice. Everybody is different so please make sure to consult your physician if you're having issues. Do not delay or refrain from seeking professional medical advice from your physician because of something you have read on this site.
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