Round ligament and sciatic nerve pains

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2918 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@PacificMrs:  My best suggestion would be chiropractic care. Extremely safe for both you and the baby, in fact, women who get adjusted throughout their pregnancy generally have easier pregnancies and deliveries. As your center of gravity shifts and your body changes (ligaments relax and your pelvis shifts) it can “lock” the sacroiliac joints and hit the sciatic nerve. It works wonders and I recommend you look into it further 🙂

PS. I’m a chiropractor 🙂

Post # 4
1436 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree chiropractic care helps, in my case, unless I’m going for weekly adjustments, it doesn’t stick. Ask a chiropractor or massage therapist to show you stretches too.

Post # 5
1147 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@PacificMrs:  I second @Lily_of_the_valley:! I am 23+4 & have been seeing a chriropractor since 12ish weeks and its amazing. I actually have less lower back, neck and shoulder pain now then i did before I was pregnant. I also do pilates 2/week, prenatal yoga, see an acupuncturist 1/month and get regular massage. I know this is a LOT of self care but my quality of life has greatly increased with having less yucky feeling days. 

Post # 6
3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I jammed my sacroiliac joint and had terrible sciatic pain, (resulted from a nasty fall rather than pregnancy) chiropractic care was a lifesaver for me. I had to go frequently for quite a while, but now I do my stretches every morning (doubles as play-time with my guinea pigs because I make an awesome tunnel) and only go in if I feel I need it. The last time I went to my chiropracter was several months ago when I unexpectedly had my neck go out and I couldn’t turn my head. One adjustment totally fixed that problem.

Post # 7
1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

I’m not on the chiropractic train, but I will recommend massage or physiotherapy. I’ve had physical therapy myself for an SI join injury and I receive massage once or twice a month, which insurance covers.

Post # 8
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@PacificMrs:  I had issues with sciatica around 14 weeks as well. I went to physical therapy twice a week for four weeks and it helped immensely. I also took a warm bath every night, I used a heating pad (med/high setting for only ten minutes at a time) and I did yoga stretches as well as the stretches I was tought at physical therapy.

It was a really rough time for me so I really feel for you. I have only had a few days where it has acted back up but nothing like the constant pain I was feeling at those weeks. As it turns out my joints were locked at my hips and pelvis and I needed the PT to help loosen them up because it was putting pressure on my sciatic nerve. I dont think I could have gotten through it without their help.

I hope you feel better soon!!

Post # 9
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@PacificMrs:  Ouch, yeah, I would go to the chiropractor and then go see a massage therapist that specializes in pregnant women. My round ligament pain is ok except at night, but I’m starting to deal with cramps in my legs and feet, so I am making sure to stay hydrated and get potassium.

Post # 10
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had MISERABLE round ligament pain… But it was gone by 20 weeks!

It also lessened when I stopped running and started speed walking at an incline instead!

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