Our expert says:
The pain that your girlfriend is experiencing sounds terrible, and there is something else going on. One tends to wonder if it does not have something to do with the pregnancy, mainly because it happened after she gave birth. When you are pregnant, your muscles and tendons become more 'relaxed', and this can cause pain in the back, especially when some of the tendons or muscles surrounding the spine and the spinal cord starts to weaken. So what I am saying is that I wonder if this could be related to a disc in one of the vertebral spaces being pinched, or bulging, or it could even be the diaphragm that could be having spasms - or even a hiatus hernia, being pinched by the diaphragm. All of these possibilities could cause severe pain. I suggest that you talk to her GP- or even her gynae, and ask if they could consider investigating these options. Good luck and I hope that she feels better soon.
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