Exercise for Back Pain
Pilates is a good exercise for back pain following a C-section as these types of exercises strengthen the abdominal muscles which were strained during surgery.
Stretching the back muscles are perfect for recovering from a C-section and can begin to ease your back pain. Wait until you have clearance from your doctor before doing any strenuous abdominal exercises as you could tear your stitches or cause internal injuries if you do too much too soon.
Gentle stretching exercises and yoga are both good for lower back pain, as well as pelvic tilts.
Pelvic tilts are accomplished by lying on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.
Tilt your tailbone toward your belly button while keeping your hips on the floor in a subtle movement.
At the top of the tilt, tighten your butt muscles, then release.
Repeat 8-10 times, however wait at least 8-10 weeks following your C-section to do this type of exercise.
If you are not finding any relief from your home remedies, then you might want to try a chiropractor or acupuncturist to see if you can get some relief from your back pain. You can take Tylenol or Advil, however if you are breastfeeding keep the dosages low.
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