What causes painful back spasms during pregnancy?

I'm currently 30 weeks pregnant and I've been having painful back spasms in my lower back. They come on randomly but sometimes if I'm upset or scared they are evident as well. I'm just wanting to know what causes these type of painful spasms and if it's anything to be worried about.

11 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Lots of things cause back spasms, and most of them are harmless!

    Usually, it is the combination of hormonal changes making your ligaments more lax, as your abdominal muscles spread further apart, and become weaker - Meaning that there is less support for your lower back, causing the spasms.

    Yoga and good posture will work wonders :)

    ...Other times, the pain is caused by the baby's spine resting against *your* spine. It hurts, and its called "back labor"

    ...Don't forget the possibility that your babe is positioned in such a way that she is putting pressure on your sciatic nerve - That means sciatica, and it sucks, too! Usually, the pain is joined by pain in the back of the leg, also.

    Unless you are having abnormal discharge, any blood, things like that - I'd say you're in the safe zone.

    Doctors say that regular doses of tylenol are OK for a couple days, many also recommend Arnica Gel as a very safe homeopathic remedy.

  • 4 years ago

    Back Spasms During Pregnancy

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    I cured my sciatica with this natural treatment https://tinyurl.im/stop-sciatica-now

    Normally, I would not answer a question like this as my expertise is generally in medication but I had severe sciatica while I was pregnant with my 3rd child (after having had twins) and I had sciatica so bad that I was finding it difficult to walk. I tried massage therapy and physical therapy and could not take medication

    I went to the chiropractor and the pain was instantly relieved. My hips and lower back were out of alignment because I had carried twins the year before. On occasion a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) can also work but they usually only work on one joint at a time - the chiropractor will do your whole back which works faster. Anyone who does not believe in chiropractors will tell you they are quacks - don't listen.

    I don't necessarily believe that chiropractors can cure things like diabetes but they can definitely relieve some types of back pain especially if a pinched nerve is involved which is usually the cause of sciatica.

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  • 1 decade ago

    There are a series of ligaments that attach from your uterus to your spine. Also, your hip (pelvis) is shifting to accommodate the added weight of your baby pulling in the front of you. During my wife's pregnancy, she saw a chiropractor twice a week as well as the occasional massage therapist. Another thing to check out is to make sure that you are getting the right nutrients such as your B vitamins and Potassium. A deficiency in those nutrients can cause muscle spasms and cramping. Make sure to talk to your doctor before altering your diet or taking any suppliments.

  • 5 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    There is a ligament that connects your uterus to your spine and towards the end of pregnancy, your back is going to start killing you.

    Go to Motherhood or any maternity store and ask for a belly sling. It is a wide peice of elastic that you wear around your back and under your belly to help take the weight of the baby off of your back. You can wear it under your clothes and it will make such a huge difference that I guarantee you'll wear it out of the store.

    They are cheap and a good maternity store will let you try them on first to find the one that's best for you.

    Source(s): Personal experience.
  • lita
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Fix Forward Head Posture Now!

  • Lyn
    Lv 4
    4 years ago


  • 1 decade ago

    Maybe it's your baby pinching a nerve. Could be that.

    Source(s): i was pregnant had the same thing happen to me; that was my theory.
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