Lower Back Pain During Period

Lower back pain during the period is typically muscular, and why is that? It is thought to be caused by hormone changes. Hormones called prostaglandins released during a menstrual cycle to promote uterine contraction to shed the uterine lining can affect the lower back muscles. 

 

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Tips to reduce lower back pain: 


Exercise regularly 
If you are not into it, exercise may not be as fun, and we wouldn’t want to exercise, especially during periods when we’re not feeling well enough. Studies show that those who exercise regularly have less painful low back pain because of stronger muscle.


Massage
Rub the affected area or use heating pads to soothe the pain. Hot showers and baths can have the same effect.


Don’t hesitate to take painkiller 
Many people hesitate to take painkiller even when they’re going through severe pain, concerned about any side effects. You may also be worried if the pain reliever might not work for your body in the future if you take it every time you have pain. Although there are both upsides and downsides, the studies show that the painkillers effectively relieve period pain and won’t severely affect the future effect unless you overtake it more than as needed.