(Closed) Sciatica?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Unfortunately there is not a whole lot you can do. 

A massage normally works best for me, but it only provides temporary relief. There are some stretches you can do that can relieve some of the pressure. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

can you take fish oil? it really helps with imflamtion. i have struggled with sciatica for a while & that helped me a lot. along with some major yoga & pilates…that will help so much. try sleeping with a pillow under your hips or knees as well. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

DOWNWARD DOG!!!!!  This yoga pose helped me so much throughout my entire pregnancy.  It was the only thing that would work when I had intense low back pain that went into my butt.

 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I didn’t think we were supposed to do the downward dog in pregnancy.

I have suffered sciatica for many years ever since I hurt my back (5+ years ago).  Now in pregnancy I have it on both sides!!!

Do a gentle Warrior 1.  It is the only thing that helps me!  Also try a warm hot water bottle and layin with a pillow between your legs (on the opposite side of the pain.)  My sciatica is higher- it is lower back and hip pain, but it is possible what you are describing is sciatica- I just always thought it was more in the hips.  Surely ask your OB next time you see her/ him.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yoga, stretching but mostly you should see a chiropractor. I had a lot of pain with my hips toward the end of my pregnancy and it helped a ton!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have it too. I found sleeping with a body pillow helps. My doc said to use ice to help with inlfamation.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@cbee:  Yes you can do downward dog as long as you don’t hold it for too long because the blood rush to the head can cause you to be dizzy.  It is included in all 3 pregnancy yoga dvd’s I have.  If you just google it they say just don’t hold it for too long but of course get everything approved by a doc first.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

YES!  I get this all the time.  I tell my doctor about it every time that I go and she just smiles adn nods and says, yeah…….that’ll happen.  lol  It really stinks!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Chiropractic, stat!  I had issues with this for years (former dancer) and a good chiropractor was the only thing that helped.  I’ve been sciatica-free this entire pregnancy so far *knock on wood.*

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