Intercostal neuritis in the embarrassment and how to relieve it (pain in the ribs)
Pain in the rib, scientifically called intercostal neuritis, is a very common symptom that can generally appear after the 2nd trimester of embarrassment due to inflammation of the nerves in this region, producing symptoms such as muscle spasms or sensation of tingling in the skin.
These symptoms can appear as a result of hormonal alterations of embarrassment, enlargement of the uterus or due to an inadequate posture and infection, which can cause inflammation in the intercostal muscles or favor the compression of the nerves present in the area.
In case of frequent pain in the rib cage during embarrassment, it is important to consult a doctor so that a physical exploration can be carried out and the cause of pain is identified in order to be able to indicate the appropriate treatment. Self-medication is not recommended, any treatment without medical advice during embarrassment can cause complications for the baby and the woman.
The main symptom of intercostal neuralgia in the embarrassment is the pain and the pain:
- It is intense and is located in the region of the ribs or the pecho;
- It radiates to the region under the ribs, shoulders or stomach;
- Stay even during rest;
- It even makes sudden movements like turning the body or lifting objects.
Other symptoms may also appear, such as frequent sweating, muscle spasms, fever and sensation of tingling in the skin. Due to the symptoms, women can confuse neuralgia with heart problems, which can increase stress levels.
Therefore, it is advisable to quickly consult the obstetrician to carry out diagnostic tests such as radiography, if necessary, to identify the problem and initiate treatment.
Causes of intercostal neuritis
Intercostal neuritis occurs due to hormonal changes during pregnancy that make the body begin to accumulate more fluid, causing a swelling that compresses the nerves. In addition, the enlargement of the uterus causes the diaphragm to rise and the volume of the chest decreases during breathing, reducing the space between the ribs, which further compresses the nerves that are found in these spaces causing intense pain.
However, this pain can also be caused by changes in posture, lack of vitamin B in the body or infections by viruses such as herpes, for example, which is why it is advisable to consult the obstetrician to identify the correct problem and start treatment. suitable.
How to relieve pain
During embarassment, the use of anti-inflammatories and analgesics without medical indication is completely contraindicated as they can harm the development of the baby. Therefore, to relieve pain, it is recommended to keep rest, whenever possible, and it is ideal to keep leaning on a hard surface such as a table or a rigid mattress, as this avoids the movement of the ribs.
Using a faja during embarazo also helps to relieve pressure on the ribs and, therefore, can be used with the knowledge of the obstetrician.
In addition to this, the application of hot compresses on the ribs can also help, as it allows you to relax the muscles and prevent them from putting pressure on the intercostal nerves. Alternative therapies such as yoga or acupuncture can be used during embarrassment, which can alleviate the symptoms of neuralgia in some embarassed women.
In the event that the pain in the ribs is caused by a specific cause such as lack of vitamins or viral infections, the obstetrician will prescribe the necessary medications, which may include the intake of vitamin B complex to make up for the lack of vitamins or an antiviral to fight infection, for example.
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