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back pain makes driving unbearable

i'm 5 months pregnant. i have pretty bad back pain but when i drive it's just unbearable which sucks because i usually have to drive a few hours a day. is there something i could buy (relatively inexpensive) that i could put on my drivers seat to make driving more bearable.....(pillow doesn't work)

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aliishott2

Asked by aliishott2 at 1:05 AM on Mar. 13, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Is it sciatic nerve pain? (Pinch down the butt-leg)
    Going to the chiropractor really helped me a LOT!
    Good luck!
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 1:07 AM on Mar. 13, 2010

  • no its just really bad soreness throughout my back, mostly on the side of my back...not sciatica....my insurance is still pending, once everything is processed i'm going to do acupuncture but until then i'm on my own haha
    aliishott2

    Answer by aliishott2 at 1:10 AM on Mar. 13, 2010

  • have you tried ice pack? or heating pad?
    jayde08

    Answer by jayde08 at 2:47 AM on Mar. 13, 2010

  • Have you tried putting your seat in different positions? I find that if I'm a little more reclined it helps.
    jenwmuot

    Answer by jenwmuot at 9:04 AM on Mar. 13, 2010

  • unfortunately i'm 5'2" so i'm very short, but i have very long legs so i need the seat pushed all the way back for my legs and then raised so i can see...if i move the seat i won't be able to drive :(
    aliishott2

    Answer by aliishott2 at 1:02 PM on Mar. 13, 2010

  • I say go see a chriopractor like doula said... I did when I was prego, and I used to get a massage once a month or so (more frequent the closer I got to my due date) and talk to your OB about tylenol...
    yamdankypita

    Answer by yamdankypita at 11:08 PM on Mar. 13, 2010

  • I agree with the chiropractor and massage for long term, but short term I have to ice my back all the time it works really well and feels great.
    truealaskanmom

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 1:38 AM on Mar. 21, 2010

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