Is there a link between hysterectomy and back pain?
Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. It can range from a constant ache to a sudden sharp pain. Back pain is considered ‘chronic’ if it persists for longer than about three months. In most cases, the cause of back pain is unknown, however there has long been a wildly held belief that that hysterectomy causes back pain.
We do know that hysterectomy can cause women to hunch over to protect their abdomen and if they do this for long enough do develop back pain because they have changed their centre of gravity. It is therefore important to walk up-right as soon as you are able to.
An easy way to alleviate this sort of back pain is by wearing the right sort of clothes, the ones that are designed to support your back during recovery in the same way that our abdominal support bands and light support panties do.