W.W. asks from Houston, TX on March 07, 2010
23 Weeks Pregnant - Anyone Know How to Get Relief from Sciatica Pain?
I am 23 weeks pregnat and have a 2 1/2 year old little boy. I developed a sharp pain on the right side of my body (hip/buttox area). At first I thought maybe I pulled a muscle, but my sister said it sounds like sciatica. I go to the OB this week, but was wondering if anyone had advice on how to handle the pain. It seems to be much worse in the evening, or when bending up and down. Thanks.
L.T. answers from Austin on March 08, 2010
S.B. answers from San Antonio on March 08, 2010
Dr. Nick Milnor is a fantastic doc that does great soft tissue work. He is a chiropractor but does so much more than chiropractic. He genuinely cares about his patients and spends a great deal of time with you at each and every visit. His number is ###-###-#### and you can speak directly with him about your case before you even get to the office. He has worked with pregnant patients all the way thru' their ninth month. Highly recommended.
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S.D. answers from Austin on March 08, 2010
Definitely talk to your doctor. I had horrible lower back pain when I was pregnant. It would twinge even just when I made a left turn in the car. My OB prescribed physical therapy (which I didn't end up doing), but also advised walking every day. She said that I needed the endorphins from the exercise to deal with the pain. Well, it so worked! Even if I just waddled slowly for about 1/2 hour each day, it made all the difference. I also did prenatal yoga and wore the maternity belt. These helped, too, but the most helpful thing was the walking.
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M.G. answers from San Antonio on March 08, 2010
My mother got relief from her sciatica pressure by going to a chiropractor. They have ones that specialize in Pre-natal. Maybe this will help you.
V.F. answers from Austin on March 08, 2010
L.S. answers from New London on March 07, 2010
Make sure you are wearing the correct shoes with arch support and some cushioning. I had horrible pain for the first few months of pregnancy until I stopped wearing flip-flops and put on some better shoes. It helped so much.
J.T. answers from College Station on March 08, 2010
I have sciatica pretty bad from time to time. The best thing to do is move. The more you lay in place the worse it gets. It is a nerve thing and not a muscle thing so stretching doesn't really help.
Also, ask your OB what analgesics you can take. Usually they will let you take tylenol. That may take the edge off.
D.K. answers from State College on March 07, 2010
to help stretch the area- If possible while standing, squat just a little and bend the leg on the side that is hurting and put it so your heel of that foot is on your other leg around your knee. You end up kind of looking like you are sitting in a chair with one leg crossed. You can probably do something similar while sitting. Here are a couple of websites with some other exericses that might help. The last one shows something similar to what I am talking about on the left done while sitting in a chair
D.F. answers from Austin on March 08, 2010
I know a 2 great chiropractors in Houston.
Dr. Richard Guidry, 2825 Wilcrest Dr, Houston, TX 77042 , ###-###-#### and
Dr. Tracey McIntyre - ChiroHealth Chiropractic Wellness Center
1816 Broadway, Suite 102
Pearland, TX 77581
I have bad hips from an injury and I never would have made it through my pregnancy pain free without chiropractic care. I am a dancer and though I live in Austin, I know these chiropractors personally and have been worked on by both of them. They are excellent! Tracey has 3 children herself. Tracy was an international dance champion, Richard dances pro/am on the country western circuit. Best of luck to you!