Sciatica Nerve Pain Anyone?
My sacrum is notorious for torquing and triggering some sciatica pain. It wasn't so bad with my two previous pregnancies, but a 2yo pee-on-floor accident which caused me to slip and fall RIGHT ON MY SACRUM onto a large, hard plastic car on the bathroom floor last spring has made it a zillion times worse. (not that i'm bitter...) My chiropractor said my pelvis is already tilting and I need to do foam roller stretches at least once a day every day and try to strengthen my abs and back while I can.
I get pubis symphysis pain pretty bad starting about midway through pregnancies, too--so I need to get this sacrum/sciatica crap under control or I'm going to end up a heap of misery!
You know, the motion you describe uses your buttock muscles a LOT, which pulls on the sacrum--I wouldn't doubt that it's what is triggering your sciatica, too. If I get any muscle tightness in my buttocks at all, my pain really increases. Do you have a chiropractor? That's really the only thing that will help, ime. (If you don't, I have a chiro friend (and her dh) who graduated from StL Chiro College & I'll bet she can give me the names of some reliable practitioners near you)