Remedies for back pain during menstruation

Back pain, especially in the lower back, is another common symptom of PMS. This syndrome affects practically all developed women to a greater or lesser extent.

The layer that covers the uterus, the endometrium, is shed thanks to the fact that during the menstrual cycle, chemical substances called prostaglandins are produced that cause the muscles of the uterus to contract, thus facilitating the detachment of the endometrium. Prostaglandins also cause muscle pain in the back and abdomen and usually appear a few days before the onset of menstruation.

Other Causes of Menstrual Back Pain

  • Endometriosis: It occurs when the endometrium is located outside its natural place, the uterus. One of the first symptoms that can let us know that we suffer from this condition is back pain, which increases the days that our period comes.
  • Fibroids: These are benign tumors inside the uterus that in most cases increase this pain during the menstrual phase.

Remedies to reduce back pain during menstruation

  • Applying heat to the painful area is a great relief. The heat prevents pain signals from reaching the brain and relaxes the affected area. Hot water bottles and thermal blankets will be our allies.
  • Taking an anti-inflammatory, such as ibuprofen, can make the pain disappear for as long as its effect lasts. We should consult with our doctor or pharmacist.
  • A massage in the hands of a professional will relax the affected area.
  • Exercising, as always, is beneficial and, in this case, it could not be less. A simple walk for half an hour will help reduce pain and make us feel much better.

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