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Sciatica??

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

Anyone else suffering from sciatic nerve issues?  I didn't have this during my first pregnancy...and I don't care for it at all!  Is there anything to do to help it feel better??

post #2 of 4

I had awful sciatica when pregnant with DS#2.  So far with this one I have had days where it bothers me but on the whole have been lucky (crossing my fingers this lasts!).  I did chiropractic treatments paired with massage therapy and it really, really helped.  It was so bad at one point that I bent forward to shave my legs in the shower and literally could not move from that position.  Thank goodness DH was home - I had to yell for him and get him to help me out of the shower!  It really can get awful so the sooner you treat it the better!  Good luck! :)

post #3 of 4

Scrap that - sciatica has reared its head again after attending a two-day conference where I had to sit almost all day long :(  I started chiropractic treatment today and will be going twice weekly until this clears up!!

 

Newbie_mary are you doing any better?

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It depends on the day...but I definitely still have issues with it.  I think I have changed my movement patterns to avoid doing things that make it flare up.  I'm starting PT for it tomorrow.  Hanging out in the warm water pool at my gym has helped a great deal.

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