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I am 16 weeks 2 days and for the last couple of weeks the sciatic pain has really been increasing. It radiates into my left buttock and makes it hard to walk, sit, move, etc. It will go away overnight if I am able to sleep comfortably, mainly on my right side, but it always gets worse the more I have to move around or if I move "wrong" way even though I can't predict which movements will exacerbate it. I had a low back injury on the right side several years ago, so the left-sided pain is new to me and I did not have any trouble with my last pregnancy, which was after the original back injury. Is there anything that can help it??? I haven't taken any medications but most days now it gets pretty bad ... I dread the thought of the next 24 weeks!<br><br>
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I haven't had any this time yet, but I did when I was pg with dd, and my chiropractor saved my life. When the adjustments alone stopped working, I found that acupuncture, followed by an adjustment the next day, did the trick. I credit my chiropractor and my acupuncturist with my ability to walk towards the end of my pg!
 

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Oh, go to the chiropractor, girl! I have the # to mine memorized! It's the only thing that saves me from pain.
 

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Yes, my left ass cheek hurts upon movement quite badly due to sciatic nerve issues. I had this last pregnancy and it just started back up again. Blast.
 

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oh, i totally third the chiro option!!!<br><br>
i have it easy, though... my chiro is also a certified acupuncturist, and happens to be my dh <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
so i can truly say i love my chiropractor!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">oh, i totally third the chiro option!!!<br><br>
i have it easy, though... my chiro is also a certified acupuncturist, and happens to be my dh <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
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Oh, lucky girl!!
 

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I have pain on my left side too. I feel it when I get up from sitting for awhile or I move too fast. It's not fun..<br><br>
I'm going to need to go to the chiro again soon since my headaches have been coming back too.
 

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Thanks everyone!! Boy, to have a DH as a chiro and accupuncturist - how lucky!! My DH does know a chiro through his business contacts and had asked about calling him - I guess I didn't realize that they could be of so much help - I've never been to one before. What exactly do they do? After my back injury (lumbar fracture) I get nervous about anything related to that ... but I think I will try to get into see him.<br><br>
Thanks again!
 

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My left butt cheek has hurt for about 6-7 weeks now. Kinda feels like a pulled muscle-mostly hurts when I move/walk. But last night in DD's bed, I noticed the pain shooting past my butt and almost down to the back of my knee.<br>
Right now the back of my pelvis aches, which is new.<br>
So not sure if it is sciatica or pelvic girdle pain. Either way, it's not killing e, but makes the treadmill a bit more torture.<br>
I'm also getting the kicked in the crotch feeling that I had around this time with DD. I know that's normal, but still no fun.
 

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I agree on the chiropractor option. I need to call mine actually, I haven't been yet and my lower back and tailbone kill.
 

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I just started feeling this coming on. I've done chiro in the past with success. I've had similar success with behavior modification. Never sit tailor style, never cross my legs, don't sit on my feet, sit with my feet straight out in front of me, don't squat with my legs twisted out like a ballerina (squat like a skiier), sleep with my top leg supported... if I do these things, I do not need adjustments. I've also found binding a scarf or rebozo around my legs when I'm going to do something strenous helps as well.
 
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