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Are back pains usual when you're on your period?

Asked by MilkyWay (13705points) December 15th, 2011

I always have cramps, but I’ve never had back pains before. Are they normal or should I see my doctor? They’re so bad I can’t even bend down :-/
Anyone know how to ease back pains?

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judochop's avatar

my mother and sister would be in terrible pain near their kidneys in their backs. Both of them take ibuprofen and stretch with heating pads.
I would rub their backs when it would get to bad.

Bellatrix's avatar

It is quite common yes. As suggested above, heat and some pain killers are the way to go. I rarely got back pain but I had friends who were in a lot of discomfort.

tan253's avatar

Yes!!! I always get back pain, I use to (pregnant now) get period pain so badly I would be laying in agony and back was particularly bad… so yes!

Sunny2's avatar

Lie flat on your back. Press your back into the floor. Relax it. Repeat.
On your back, one at a time, bring your knees up to your chin.
Arms stretched out; knees together; roll over on your hips first to one side, then the other.
A heating pad and Tylenol also will help.

Aethelwine's avatar

I get terrible lower and middle back pains during the first two days of my period. It’s pretty common.

stardust's avatar

Yes. I get lower back pains and sometimes my thighs ache quite a bit too. Light exercise usually helps to ease the cramps.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Jeez, I need a @judochop in my life.

It is really common, I agree that exercise, stretching, warm baths, heating pads are all helpful.

MilkyWay's avatar

Oh thank you guys! :)
I’m quite relieved to know it’s the usual, and thanks for the tips on how to ease the pain, I’ll try them out.
<3 <3

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Not for me. But anything can happen.

marinelife's avatar

Low back pain was a constant for me. Aspirin or Ibuprofen helped.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Yep, back pain is pretty common during menses. I typically rely on Extra Strength Midol to help with the cramps and back pain.

Linda_Owl's avatar

Definitely! You might try a heating pad, it frequently does seem to help.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

My girl used to get bad one’s, lie on the floor on your hands bad. Since we’ve been taking fish oil supplements for heart health not a cramp.

tedibear's avatar

Yup, I get lower back pain every month and always have. Ibuprofen, stretching and heat.

@Adirondackwannabe – How long into taking the fish oil did your darling no longer have cramps? My husband takes it twice a day, so I wouldn’t have to go out and buy anything were I to try it.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@tedibear I think it was a few months into it.

Ayesha's avatar

Yes, they’re normal.

JessK's avatar

Put a warm pack on it; that always makes my back feel better.

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