I have this dull lower back pain that lasts for weeks. I went into Google and checked out a forum concerning lower back pain during menopause. Evidently, a lot of women have this problem. Where is the pain coming from? What can I do to stop the pain?
I did a bit of reading on the subject and yes, many women experience lower back pain during and after menopause, along with joint pain. The back pain can sometimes be caused by benign fibroid masses in the uterus that are responding to hormone changes. Your doctor could give you an idea about what's causing your specific back pain and how to manage it. Other possibilities could include issues with your spine, posture, or other issues. Only the doctor will be able to properly diagnose it.
Here are some links that might be helpful for you in any case.
Exercising with Yoga To Stay Centered
How to Exercise with Arthritis
How to Avoid Back and Neck Pain
I have had a dull lower back pain also for over six months getting increasingly worse. I absolutely know it's due to menopause in my case as i am very fit and never had any lower back problems or back problems of any kind. I felt very stiff and achey. I decided to try something for myself and had one third of a yasmin pill and the pain was gone within a few hours! completely vanished! I'm pretty thrilled with this, so i will be researching what homones are in the yasmin and what else is available without having to break up the yasmin pills. I know what you mean about the pain, it interferes with everything. I don't suffer from hot flashes, mood swings or insomnia or all the other terrible symptoms, just this debilitating lower backache. I didn't want to use hormones, but I definately will if it means no more back pain!
I have low back problems and I am in Menopause. My doctor tells me I may have the start of arthritis and I just had an xray for which I haven't heard the results of yet. I think it's related to Menopause. I am an otherwise healthy 52 year old and what I experience is at certain times during the month is that when I twist or bend certain ways, I get a cluncking in my sacroiliac joints. It doesn't hurt at the time, but I find that my pelvis then gets easily tweaked out of position and becomes unstable, my joints get inflamed and I have pain. I then go to the chiropractor who puts me back in place. I've been to physcial therapy for sciatica recently and given techniques to increase my core muscles, doing pilates, and techniques to get my pelvis back in position. I still get the clunking though and during this last week, had really serious joint inflammation. I will go back to physical therapy now and additional back classes. No one can tell me for sure if this is hormone related, but I really feel that it is. Walking helps, and I plan on taking off about 10-15 pounds that I have gained in the last year. Trying not to be stressed also helps - difficult when you are in menopause.
I also take iburprofen when the pain is bad.