Back supports for pregnancy, exercise and good posture prevent the lumbosciatica and lumbar pain that pregnant women typically suffer. One of the most common discomforts during pregnancy is lumbosciatica. Lumbosciatica and lower back pain are the two most common problems.
How can lumbosciatica be treated?
It is a pain in the lower back that extends to the hips and legs. In addition to pain, lumbosciatica prevents the pregnant woman from moving comfortably. To prevent it, the best approach is to do exercise, maintain a good posture and use back supports for pregnancy.
These pregnancy back supports help to support and raise the abdomen. That way, pressure is evenly distributed and does not only affect the spine. In addition, the rear part of pregnancy back supports provides lumbar support, which helps prevent discomfort such as lumbosciatica.
When choosing one of these back supports, it is important to check that, in addition to effectively fulfilling its function, it is adjustable and breathable. Pregnancy back supports are used in the final months before the birth. They therefore need to be able to adapt to the growth of the abdomen. And it is important for them to be breathable to prevent discomfort.
Recommended types of back support
At Orliman, we have designed pregnancy back supports that meet these parameters. They are made from a breathable elastic fabric. Their elastic side straps help to control compression on the abdominal wall. These back supports by Orliman help relieve lumbosciatica during pregnancy. The ability to adjust containment also contributes to controlling hyperlordosis. This excessive curvature of the spine is typical of pregnant women in the final months. It causes overloading of the back and pain.
As pointed out above, in addition to pregnancy back supports, it is important to prevent lumbosciatica with exercise and by maintaining a good posture. Gentle pelvic balancing exercises and those that improve the flexibility of the spine are highly recommended for strengthening the area. As are activities such as swimming, yoga and pilates. But always after consulting the specialist to make sure that you can perform them.
As far as good posture is concerned, it is important to follow the recommendations of your doctor:
- Try to walk with your back as straight as possible and your buttocks tightened. That way, the dorsal, lumbar and abdominal muscles can work strain free.
- When you sit, your pelvis and lumbar area should be placed against the back of the chair and your back should be straight. Avoid crossing your legs.
- When you lie down, it is advisable to do so on your side. If you are going to lie on your back for a while, do so with your knees bent and place a pillow under your back.
- Be careful when you carry heavy loads and, if you have to lift an object from the floor, make sure you bend down properly. And do not reach for anything that is above your head.
- Wear comfortable shoes.
- Change position every 30 minutes, whether you are standing for a long time or sitting.
And if you already suffer from lumbosciatica or back pain and have an attack, you should rest and apply heat. Once the attack has passed, gradually resume doing moderate exercise. And look into the possibility of using pregnancy back supports to prevent pain.