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Sciatica during pregnancy

Sciatica during pregnancy can be a real pain in the bum (pardon the pun!). Sciatica during pregnancy can be quite frustrating, as it adds another layer of discomfort to an already physically demanding time. However, you don’t need to suffer through the remainder of your pregnancy if you have sciatica as there are things we can do to help!. Chiropractic care is a great option in relieving the pain and addressing the cause of sciatica during pregnancy. 


What is Sciatica?

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down the leg. It typically affects only one side of your body and can vary in intensity from mild to severe.

Pregnancy-related sciatica occurs when the growing uterus puts pressure on the sciatic nerve or the roots of the sciatic nerve, leading to inflammation, irritation, and pain. Other factors that can contribute to sciatica during pregnancy include hormonal changes, weight gain, changes in posture, and increased stress on the spine.


Symptoms of Sciatica?

– Sharp shooting pain that radiates down the leg

– Tingling or numbness down one leg

– Weakness on affected leg

– Difficulty walking or standing for long periods of time.

– Burning sensation through the lower back, buttocks or leg.

– Pain with movement such as; bending, lifting or twisting.


Chiropractic and sciatica during pregnancy

As Chiropractors we aim to find and address the main cause of sciatica. We find this is usually misalignment through the low back and pelvis. Misalignments in this area can cause pressure and tension on the sciatic nerve which can cause sciatica. 

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help ease tension in both muscles and joints as well as improve nervous system function and proper alignment. All these can help alleviat sciaica during pregnancy. 

Through the use of specific pregnancy chiropractic adjustments as well as soft tissue release chiropractic is a safe and effective treatment option for sciatica. 

Other treatment options

Prenatal Yoga and exercise

Gentle stretching and exercise can help improve flexibility, strengthen the muscles that support the back, and alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve.

Correct Posture

Maintaining good posture can help relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve and reduce pain. When sitting or standing, try to keep your back straight, shoulders back, and pelvis aligned. Avoid crossing your legs or sitting for long periods without breaks.

Hot and Cold Therapy

Applying heat or cold packs to the affected area can help reduce inflammation and provide temporary relief from sciatic pain. Experiment with both heat and cold therapy to see which works best for you.

Prenatal Massage

A prenatal massage from a qualified therapist can help alleviate muscle tension, improve circulation, and reduce sciatic pain. Be sure to choose a massage therapist who is experienced in working with pregnant women and avoid any deep tissue or pressure on the abdomen.

Supportive Attire

Wearing supportive footwear and using a pregnancy pillow or support belt can help maintain proper alignment and reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve. Consider investing in a maternity support belt to provide additional support to your belly and lower back.

Sciatica during pregnancy can be challenging to deal with, but we hope this blog has convinced you its something you don’t have to suffer with your whole pregnancy. Getting asessed and treatment from a pregnancy chiropractor can help with sciatica and here at innerbloom chiropractic in Bayswater pregnancy is our passion so you know you will  be in great hands. 


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Whether it’s headaches and migraines, pregnancy-related discomfort, or a tune-up for your overall well-being, we’re here to help. Book your complimentary 15-minute phone consultation with Innerbloom Chiropractic today and take the first step towards a pain-free life.