Tailbone Pain in Pregnancy
During pregnancy, the woman will have to face different types of pain. It is normal and natural during this period of life. The most common is the pain in the tailbone. Many women experience this kind of pain. Remember that pain in the tailbone is normal and natural. Coccydynia includes proctalgia, anal neuralgia, and anorectal pain. The main symptom is pain in anal, tailbone, perineum pain. Tailbone pain is quite dangerous and unsafe, so it’s better to see the doctor even if the pain is not severe. Try to describe the character of pain in details. If it is necessary, your doctor will send you to a specialist who will find out the cause of this pain.
There are many causes of pain in the coccyx. The main cause for this pain is previously experienced injury. Even if the injury is very old and it has not disturbed you previously, this cause is not excluded. If you have not had such an injury, the other cause should be sought. When a woman is pregnant, the pelvic bones expand and undergo changes, the tailbone shifts backwards to leave more space for the baby and ease his birth. If a nerve near the tailbone is pinched, you may experience painful sensations. The growing uterus stretches the pelvic bones, sacrum and coccyx. The woman can feel pain in the tailbone if there is a threat of a miscarriage. In addition, pain in the tailbone can be caused by the insufficient amounts of calcium and magnesium in the body. Pain in the coccyx may indicate to inflammation of the abdomen, including the inflammation of the fallopian tubes, the uterus and its appendages.
Causes of Pain in the Coccyx
- inflammation between the sacrum and the tailbone;
- spinal disease, accompanied by neurology;
- impaired function of pelvic floor muscles;
- rectal pain;
- perineum prolapse;
- anal surgery;
- genitourinary diseases;
- long stay in the toilet in a sitting position;
- stress at emotional level.
If you have any of these symptoms, you need to see your doctor. Medical assistance is very important in this case. If there is no danger, this pain is quite normal. You just need to be patient and try to ease it using some tips.
Tips to Relieve Pain
The first method is to relieve stress from the lower back, performing special exercises for pregnant women. A gym ball is ideal for this purpose. These exercises should be done regularly.
The second method is the use of dry heat. Use a boiled egg or warm sac with salt. Apply it to the coccyx. Be cautious performing such procedures. First, receive the doctor’s approval.
The third method is acupuncture.
The fourth way is to make a compress with essential oils (apply to the joints) and Traumel S ointment.
Remember that the pregnant women mustn’t carry heavy things. It is not advisable to sit on the soft if you have coccyx pain, however hard sittings are neither of use. You’d better wear a maternity belt. It will ease the pain and help to avoid complications. Try to sit less and move more. Exercises are always welcome. Just don't overdo them.