Menstruation is the most uncomfortable moment for women. Besides causing discomfort, sometimes also health symptoms such as back pain. Besides abdominal pain, some women who are still having periods also sometimes feel the back pain. Actually, back pain is really an impact of a contracting abdominal muscle tension while removing the blood from the uterus (dysmenorrhea). The process of muscle contraction is not only cause tension on the abdominal muscles, but also the supporting muscles, namely the back muscles, hips, pelvis, to the upper thigh. Back pain will go away by itself within a few days, but somehow back pain can cause discomfort during menstruation and can disrupt your daily activities.
What is the cause?
By menstruation, the hormone prostaglandin increases, this is the hormone that triggers the back pain during menstruation. Prostaglandin is a hormone that functions in triggers muscle contractions uterus for the menstrual blood out of the uterus. Because the increase is relatively high, the other muscles tend to stiffen the body, including lower back muscles.
Although disturbing, back pain does not need restored with drugs, because in general the pain is not caused by something serious. Here are some tips telling to cope with back pain during menstruation:
Drink water. You’ll be surprised how water can reduce all the symptoms that interfere with menstruation, including back pain. Consume water with sufficient, because during menstruation, you need to replace lost body fluids by drinking plenty of water and eat fruits also vegetables that contain lots of fluids.
Try to rest and relax, let your body handle it naturally. If you are calm about this condition, the body will be easier to make adjustments so the pain can eased.
To avoid pain during menstruation and other female problems, it’s worth trying the consumption of turmeric tubers regularly and periodically. Turmeric has been clinically proven can suppress inflammation (inflammation) is the culprit of pain and other female problems.
You can do light stretching for about 10 minutes each day for muscles to relax and eased muscle tension.
If back pain continues to bother you, then you need to do further examination to the doctors.