Sciatic Nerve Pain During Pregnancy
I need your advice regarding sciatic nervepain during pregnancy. Pregnancy makes any sciatic nerve problemsyou have worse as it does carpal tunnel syndrome. I don't have carpal tunnel syndrome. The extra liters of fluids sloshing aroundyour body lead to extra pressure in the joints, whether your wrists or your ankles, whichcan put pressure on every nerve. That doesn't help me do much about it. Drink more water and fewer dehydrating drinkslike caffeinated soda or coffee so reduce the amount of water retention.
That sounds counter intuitive. Then there's the same advice they have forwhen your feet hurt due to fluid build up; put your feet up. Do you realize the sciatic nerve is in thebacké It usually takes the form of leg pain causedby the sciatic nerve getting pinched. Laying on your side to avoid putting pressureon it is one alternative. I don't think that's enough. If the sciatic pain is due to a herniateddisk, you have to meet with a regarding
your options, because the strain on the backis only going to grow along with the baby. I've never been diagnosed with a herniateddisk. There are some people who use a chiropractorfor treatment of sciatica. It is a little hard for me to fit on the tablewith this growing load up front. The same tables with holes on them that letpregnant women get a massage laying flat on their stomach are available to chiropractors;you simply need to find someone who has one of them. And the skills and expertise to not make thingsworse.
I've heard of acupuncture used as a sourceof pain relief. And it is one of the safer ones since youcan't take a lot of pain relievers when pregnant. Safe only if you consider getting needlessafe. We talked about how you can lay down to avoidputting more pressure on the nerve. You may also do it to rest the muscles thatmay be strained and mistaken for sciatica. I know what sciatica is; I've had flareups before. Then you may need to work on building coremuscles and flexibility of various joints.
This is exactly the wrong time to work ona strength building routine. Whether yoga or physical therapy, it couldreduce the muscle pain and spasms as well as the muscle relaxants you aren't supposedto take right now. There are other injections they can try. And how much of that isn't allowed becauseof the risks when you're pregnanté And you certainly don't want to try thesurgeries they offer to treat sciatica. I'm trying to avoid a Csection. Regular exercise to reduce the strain andpain are recommended, as long as it is the
right type. I've already been told not to turn and liftor twist because carrying the baby is workout enough on my lower back. Though if going for a walk makes the musclepains stronger and harder and they are already on a rhythm, you may be in labor. Then I have a short term answer and solutionto the pregnancy related sciatica.
Numb Tingling Feet Neuropathy Symptoms Resolved TheVillagesNeuropathy
When you originally presented to the office,you presented with peripheral leg pain and neuropathy due to a combination of nerve damagein the lower extremities and a disc herniation. We manage you here at our with theDavis Protocol for neuropathy. How have you responded to the treatment, and what's beenyour experiences here in the officeé Well I had the neuropathy, I've had it for 25 or30 years or whatnot. I've had all kinds of physical therapy pills and whatnot and itnever really would get any better. It would always be about the same. I used to go outand go bowling, play golf, I always had to take two aleve in the morning just to getmoving. Take two more aleve before I go bowling
or playing golf or whatever and maybe oneor two at night. Sometimes I take six to eight aleves a day. Now I carry aleve with me, justin case, but I have not had any aleve in the last three, three plus weeks probably. I'mready just in case but because of the treatment I've had, I'm in significantly better shapethan when I walked in the door. And you're happyé Oh I'm happy, I'm a happy camper. Wellcongratulations on your results and we're delighted to have you here as a patient. I'mglad to have been a patient.