Victoria Beckham not able to even hold daughter due to back injury

Updated: Aug 19, 2011, 14:28 PM IST

London: Victoria Beckham is said to be in a lot of pain due to a crippling back injury, which is preventing her from even holding her newborn daughter Harper Seven or leaving the house unaided.

The former Spice Girls member is suffering from slipped disc – debunking rumours that she is desperately dieting behind closed doors since the birth of her daughter on 10th July.

“Rumours Victoria has been frantically exercising and trying to lose her baby weight could not be further from the truth,” the Mirror quoted a source as saying.

“The cruel reality is she was suffering with a bad back throughout her pregnancy, and then something untoward happened during the C-section, badly aggravating it.

“She has had an X-ray which showed she has slipped a disc in her lower back. Victoria is in a lot of pain and even struggling to hold Harper.

“She is really down about the whole thing as she just wants to be able to play with her daughter like any new mum.

“When she goes to breastfeed, David has to basically prop-up the baby. But Victoria is trying to remain upbeat because she really does feel so blessed with the birth of her beautiful daughter.

“She is determined not to let this injury overshadow the happiness surrounding Harper’s arrival,” the source added.

A group of specialised medics and chiropractors have been treating the 27-year-old fashion designer at her Malibu home as she battles to get fit for next month’s New York Fashion Week to showcase her Spring/Summer collection for 2012.

Beckham, who is being treated by a 120 pounds-an-hour chiropractor, has only been out once since the birth of her daughter and that too to have an X-Ray at a hospital, with rumours surfacing that she has been running in her gym for up to 10 miles at a time.

ANI