prolapsed disc and 21 weeks pregnant

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i have been told i have prolapsed disc in my lower bak ive had the pain for going on 12 weeks now and i cant sneeze laugh or put any weight hardly on my left leg. Because i am pregnant they dont want to do anything. i am on the dosage of co-codomol that is safe but im so much pain and already have 2 children to care for. does any one have any ways to ease the pain???


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    hi lianna so sorry to hear of the pain your in -must be terrible being pregnant an all dont know a lot about the back -i have my prolapse in my neck(and im not pregnant) have your physio sugessted any exercises that could help, i sometimes try a wheatbag put in freezer and use that to reduce inflammation, or the other way put in the micro for a few mins. i hope you find a way to ease the pain, sorry i couldnt be of more help. gail
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    Hi Lianna,

    Poor you!!

    I'm with gail on the wheat bags, micro them and sick them between knees, feet, hip or anywhere it hurts. Nice warm bath helps too.

    Ask your midwife about a maternity belt, they help take the strain off your back. Only other thing I can add would be to rest but having 2 kids of my own I know you wont get much.


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    thanks so much, i will try the wheat bags...fingers crossed!!
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    I am 33 weeks pregnant and also have a prolasped disc I was in hopsital for 5 days unable to move and given very strong pain killers. I am back at home now and able to walk slowly but also have a 3 year old to look after while my husband works long hours. I have been using a hot water bottle and a maternity belt which help. The boredom and being housebound is driving me crazy. Not good!!! Hope we both get better soon.

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