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.
Hip Joint Pains During Pregnancy
Are you suffering from hip joint pains duringpregnancyé Hip joint pains during pregnancy are a painin the, well the hips. Most expectant mothers start experiencinghip joint pains during the 2nd and 3rd trimester of their pregnancy, so you are definitelynot alone. s and physicians relate this to manyfactors, which includes having to sleep on your side, increasing pressure and weight. Not like you can avoid any of these. The growing and expanding uterus could alsobe pressing on sciatica nerves causing the
pains. Everything is getting bigger, which is causingmore strain on your nerves, both physically and emotionally. Most pregnant women find it very hard to sleepduring the final trimester, as no sleeping style seems to make it any easier. You however do not have to live with hip jointpains during pregnancy, as there are several effective remedies. The most recommended, and effective way ofdealing with hip joint pains during pregnancy
is by trying water workouts. Plus, the water makes you feel weightless,which is a huge relief during this time! The final trimester poses many challengesto a pregnant woman, and since she has to keep her body fit and in check, walking isnot always recommended. Due to the extra weight, your hip joints haveto take on excess pressure causing the pains. You can however benefit fully by swimmingat least once in a week. Swimming involves inducing all body muscleswithout necessarily putting too much pressure on hip joints and muscles surrounding thesame.
An iliac brace is also an excellent remedyfor hip joint pains during pregnancy. Also known as a pregnancy belt, an iliac bracehelps support your back thus reducing the amount of pressure exerted on hip joints. These pains subside as soon as one has delivered,thus not a permanent problem. That just gives you one more reason to look forward to laborand delivery. If the joint pains are unbearable, then considerplacing some ice on the paining joints. This will help the muscles to relax hence easethe pains. You could also try a tens unit or a heatingpad. Just be sure not to put the heating pad
on your belly.