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If you are one of those women who face period pain, you must be familiar with the lower back pain as well during the period. Most women experience a condition, PMS during mensuration and lower back pain is its common symptom. However, there some other conditions like PMDD and dysmenorrhea that cause severe lower back pain.


There are many causes of lower back pain, such as:


PMS (premenstrual syndrome) most people who menstruate are affected by this condition. The symptoms of PMS start a week before your period and stop once your period starts. Some of the common symptoms of PMS are:

  • Headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Bloating
  • Achy breasts
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Headaches

Some people experience lower back pain frequently, and their conditions worsen during menstruations.


PMDD is a severe condition than PMS. In it, the symptoms of PMS worsens and can interfere with your daily life. It can affect your personal relations as well as work, and school life.

These are common symptoms of PMDD:

  • Inflammatory conditions like acne, allergies
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea
  • Psychological changes, for example, severe mood swings, anxiety, and depression
  • Dizziness and other neurological symptoms


The main characteristic of dysmenorrhea is painful period cramps. Which this condition, the uterus behaves abnormally and contracts more than usual, leading to severe cramps. The worst part is that the cramps can radiate throughout the entire upper and lower back, giving you a real hard time.

Some common symptoms of dysmenorrhea:

  • Lower back pain
  • Headaches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pain going down the legs
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Diarrhea


Medicines, therapies, and surgery are the most common ways to treat severe lower back pain during your period. For not so severe pain home remedies like using heat pads and taking rest can help you to ease the pain.

If you have any questions, call Family Diagnostic Clinic at 281-351-6800 and get help from our doctors.

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