What Causes Severe Lower Back Pain Just Before And During Menstruation?

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Menstruation - painful; Dysmenorrhea; Periods - painful; Cramps - menstrual; Menstrual cramps


Home Care

The following steps may allow you to avoid prescription medications:

  • Apply a heating pad to your lower abdomen (below your belly button). Be careful NOT to fall asleep with the heating pad on.
  • Do light circular massage with your fingertips around your lower abdomen.
  • Drink warm beverages.
  • Eat light but frequent meals.
  • Follow a diet rich in complex carbohydrates such as whole grains,...
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