Lumbar Disc Herniation During Pregnancy

Lumbar Disc Herniation During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, many hormonal changes occur in the female body. It is natural that some of these changes are intended to loosen the ligaments in the body so as to facilitate labor. Of course, loosening of the ligaments in this way makes it easier for the discs between the vertebrae to get damaged, due to disturbing the posture of the body with the baby’s extra pounds added.

When the lumbar disc herniation develops in the pregnancy and the pain starts, the patient cannot be x-rayed for diagnosis or any medicine cannot be used. For this reason, the best idea is that if any pain is present before the pregnancy, it is better to solve this problem before getting pregnant. Otherwise, when the pregnancy is over; the treatment will be postponed until the baby is ablactated. Moreover, after the pregnancy the mother may be overweight; making the treatment more difficult.

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