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Unread 01-30-2008, 11:19 PM
Massage after Hysterectomy

Hi there

I am 3 months post op and experiencing backache.

Can anyone please let me know if its ok to use a massager for back ache.

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Unread 01-31-2008, 03:47 AM
Massage after Hysterectomy

Are you talking about one of those hand-held ones? If so I had my DH use one on my lower back and hip area about 2 weeks out and it did the trick.
Now I am going to make an appoint. to have a massage and I'm hoping it will take care of any left over anestectics and pain meds, plus feel good. I'm at 5 weeks now and I think I can lay on my stomach successfully.
Bye Bye Toxins.

Have a great day.
Unread 01-31-2008, 06:55 AM

Good Morning,

I don't know where your back is aching but here are a couple thoughts.

If the backache is associated with any pain with urination, difficulty urinating or a fever, I would see a doctor.

If its just a lower backache, lying on your back with a pillow underneath your knees helps reduce strain on the lower back helping the pain. Also heat to the area and massage would be helpful. Sometimes wet heat (soaking in the tub) is better than dry heat.

Good luck!
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Unread 01-31-2008, 07:05 AM
Massage after Hysterectomy

Hi acclipse
If you can lay on your tummy I think you would be fine to have a massage. This is assuming that you have been released by your dr and don't have any on going complications. If you do you should check with your dr first.

I went in for therapeutic massage before the end of the first month and did fine. You just want to make sure they are aware of any incisions. It would be nice if you could go to someone who is familiar with the body's needs after surgery.

I dealt with some pretty severe back ache too and went regularly for massages. It helped a lot. In the end I found I had to begin doing exercises to strengthen my abdominals again to get rid of the back ache. When the abs are so weak the lower back has to compensate and it can cause back pain as a result. I hope you get to feeling better soon.
's, Rita
Unread 01-31-2008, 06:49 PM
I am experiencing backaches too.

I am experiencing back pain as well; it hurts in my lower back and radiates to the end of my tail bone and hip area. I was thinking of going in for a full body massage and after reading these posts I'm making an appointment tomorrow. I've always been a fan of massages, they are so wonderful. I am two weeks post op and feel great, except for the backache. I hope this back pain goes away soon.
Unread 02-01-2008, 01:56 PM
Massage after Hysterectomy

I would make sure you are cleared with your doctor first. I went to get my hair done at my favorite spa today and asked about a massage. They said there are various pillows that they have to make it comfortable for women who are pregnant or have had abdominal surgery. Maybe something worth checking into at your local spa?
Unread 02-01-2008, 11:26 PM
Massage after hysterectomy

Hi everyone

Thank you so much for the huge response.

My question was more regarding those electric massagers with heat and infrared set ups. I just want to make sure that it does not damage or in any way interfere or deteriorate healing that is taking place inside because it vibrates during the massage.

Could anyone please help with this.

Unread 02-02-2008, 01:09 AM
Massage after Hysterectomy

Good question. I thought that was what you were asking. I think it might interfere by inflaming it. after 4-6 weeks I think it would be better. its still sort of tramatized early on. but applying to your back for a short time at a low setting may be okay.

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