Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain During Pregnancy

Submitted by jamesselli on Tue, 08/31/2010 - 05:09.

If you have experienced sciatica during pregnancy then you're well aware of the extreme shooting pain to the point where you would give anything to relieve sciatic nerve pain. Sciatica during pregnancy typically occurs when the baby's head presses against the sciatic nerve of the mother. Sciatica and back pain can occur at any point during pregnancy, but mostly occurs during the second and third trimester. The reason is that the fetus tends to be carried lower in the abdominal region.

The pain can get worse as the pregnancy goes on. This is due to the expectant mother's ligaments and tendons loosening which is part of the body's way to prepare for childbirth. Many women suffering from sciatica during pregnancy may be tempted to treat the pain with prescription pain killers, but most doctors advise staying away from prescription painkillers whenever possible during pregnancy. Instead, temporary sciatica relief can come from bed rest, and also heat pads to help calm muscle spasms, and/or ice packs to reduce inflammation.

Women who get sciatica while they are pregnant, can make the pain little less or manageable by exercising. Women who have gone through the pain of sciatica will have better control in their movements, and this is due to their good tone of muscles and is easier for them to support their body. How might things be different if pain from sciatica had a remedy that didn't require chiropractor visits or tiring exercises for sciatic nerve. Don't you wish there was something you could easily do to relieve and treat sciatica during pregnancy and make you much more comfortable?

( categories: )