I have had severe backache for three years after my C-section. How do I manage this?

Q. What is the treatment for severe backache after C-section?

Answered by
Sreenivasa Rao
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 03, 2023 and last reviewed on: Jan 31, 2023

Hi doctor,

After having my C-section three years back. I still have backache when I am sleeping. It is very severe.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your concern.

In my opinion, you should start working on your core stability and pelvic floor strengthening exercises.

The pain after C-Section, most of the time, gets associated with the improper firing of the core and imbalance in pelvic muscle co-contraction. Core stability exercises like dead bugs (30 seconds for three sets), hundreds (10 repeats for three sets), superman reach along with bridging with ball squeeze 15 repeats for three sets, step ups 15 each for three sets, clamshell 10 seconds hold for six each, goblet squats 15 repeats for three sets will help you.

Kindly revert back after two weeks.

You can go for cobra stretch frequently, say 15 times at least four times a day. Stretching exercises for the gluteus hamstrings and hip flexors will help you to relieve pain faster. Keep icing frequently.

I hope this is helpful to you.

Revert back to me for further guidance.

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