(Closed) Sciatic Pain

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had it with my son many years ago, the only thing that helped was moving the baby to the opposite site by placing a warm wash cloth on the opposite side of the pain then laying on the side with the wash cloth and moving the leg around until the nerve let go.  You may try to stretch your back as possible, sitting on your hands and knees roll your back up humped then release.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter I wore a maternity belt.  It helps to support the baby and take the pressure off.  It worked wonders for me!

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I may be biased, but physical therapy can be really helpful!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

The normal treatment for sciatica is pain meds and rest, but since you’re pregnant, not much else can help other than rest. Sometimes elevating your legs can help, but sometimes nothing will help. I’ve had it off and on for years and I feel for you. It can be crippling.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve started getting this as well. For me what’s worked best have been:

the back streches tks described, pelvic rocks
laying on my side and having Darling Husband knead my lower back.
Hot showers where the water can beat down directly onto my lower back – massaging shower heads make it even better. 

My pain switches legs sometimes and I’ve found that sitting certain ways (especially at work) has helped alot. 

Let me know what other ways you find!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Chiropractor! I had terrible sciatic pain during my pregnancy and there is an amazing chiropractor close to me that specializes in pregnancy and kids. I’m not exaggerating when I say that she pretty much took away my sciatic pain. My only regret was that I didn’t start seeing her sooner. You would definitely want to see someone that specializes in pregnancy, but I’d highly recommend googling to see if you can find one in your area.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

@ eurekaanchovies:  Nope, not a stupid question but you should be fine.  I don’t normally recommend heating for longer than 20 minutes at a time.  (you can take a break and then do 20 more…kinda like 20 on 20 off though).  I really think PT can help a ton!  I am a PT though so I’m biased.  Most PTs don’t like chiropractors but if you find a good one that MIGHT help in the short term.  A PT will do some hands on manual stuff to help with the pain and any alignment issues that could be causing it and then will give you exercises to help you KEEP THE PAIN at bay.  Usually chiropractors will just crack you and tell you to come back…unless you have a good one who will give you exercises to get at the root of the problem!  Good luck!  I hope the PT helps you, I’m confident!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Also, be sure to wear supportive shoes. Flip flops…athough they might be the only thing you can fit your feet into will make this worse.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Yeah that’s great!  Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for anything that helps people feel better!! 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

@eurekaanchovies:  Just curious how your sciatica was doing?  Did the PT help?  If not, did anything? 🙂

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