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.
Shooting Back Pain While Pregnant
I need your advice regarding shooting backpain while pregnant. Don't do yoga when pregnant unless it ispregnancy yoga. I know you aren't supposed to do serioustwists when pregnant because you're already carrying a load up front. And I haven't done yoga since getting pregnant. It doesn't have to be yoga. Sitting in front of the sink and twistingto reach a glass instead of turning to then reach for it can do it.
It isn't just one specific muscle groupstrained when reaching up. If you were leaning down to pick somethingup with your back or just leaned down and reached too far, you could pull a muscle inthe back. I can't say there is a specific action whereit suddenly started hurting. If you only feel it when you lay down, that'sa common problem. Your back starts to hurt as soon as you stopcarrying that front and center load. It hurts when I'm walking too. When you are in early labor, the uterine contractionscan be mistaken for back pains.
And if you go for a walk, which helps thebaby shift into the birth canal, will make the pains worse. That usually comes with rhythmic muscle contractions. You'll know it is early labor if you haveback pains only in the lower back plus pelvic pressure or bloody discharge. If the muscle pains are in the upper back,it definitely isn't labor. I haven't had pelvic pressure since my lasturinary tract infection. If the pelvic pressure is accompanied by pulsingpain front or back and burning when you pee,
then it may be a bladder infection. Now I'm glad I have always sought treatmentfor urinary tract infections before it got that bad. If there is back pain plus fever, it is atleast a bladder infection if not kidney infection, though hopefully not as severe as appendicitis. And here I was thinking it was something commonlike sciatica. If you've had sciatica before, know thatpregnancy can make it worse because you're straining the muscles all over again.
And I thought carpal tunnel syndrome gettingworse was bad enough. Sciatica is marked by the shooting pain inthe lower back and butt, maybe radiating down to the leg, though it can come with numbnessor tingling too. That is akin to carpal tunnel syndrome. The sciatic nerve under pressure due to pregnancyor already pressed due to biological issues and it gets worse with pregnancy is like carpaltunnel syndrome, but instead of having an excuse to order house cleaning and dinnerout, you have trouble walking. That means I'd definitely have to get medicaladvice.
Or treatment with something other than hotand cold packs that are safe to take when pregnant. It may not be sciatica. Sporadic pain in the back can be due to arthritis,though you'd probably have had that before now only made worse by pregnancy's strainon the joints. I'm not old enough. Remember that practice contractions feel likeback pains and stomach cramps, though it can be mistaken for bad constipation.