YOUR BACK PAIN ACTION LIST
A physiotherapist can give you advice on self-care measures, which are likely to include pelvic floor exercises. In the meantime, gentle activity, like walking or stretching, will help reduce stiffness, but if anything causes discomfort, stop right away.
Place a heat pack against your lower back when you’re sitting for long periods.
Pay attention to your body position when feeding your baby, whether breast or bottle feeding. Choose a comfortable chair with armrests and use lots of pillows to give extra support to your back and arms. If you’re breastfeeding, consider buying a breastfeeding pillow that sits around your middle. Try using a footstool to keep your feet slightly off the floor.
Always bring your baby to your breast, rather than the other way around. Also try different breastfeeding positions like lying on your side on the bed.
Try transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Some people report that using one of these devices temporarily relieves their lower back pain. They are available for hire from some physiotherapists.