N.F. asks from Reno, NV on August 11, 2009
Any Tips to Relieve Bad Sciatica Pain in Late Pregnancy?
Ladies - I'm dying. I have sciatica pain shooting down my left leg... it was manageable for a few weeks and now I've crossed into major pain territory. I have a little 1 year old to run around after and I'm dying. I only have 4 weeks left to go but I'm wondering if any of you have any suggestions for how I could maybe get some relief? Thank you!
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L.R. answers from Las Vegas on August 12, 2009
If you live in Las Vegas. I have a massage therapist who works on my back sciatica pain issues. Her name is Dawn and her number is ###-###-####. She is a miracle worker and not expensive either. Call her.
J.K. answers from Los Angeles on August 12, 2009
Go find a chiropractor who has experience treating pregnant women. That is the only way that I was able to releive my sciatica with all three of my pregnancies. Massage was great, but the pain came back. A couple of adjustments and I was good to go for a whole week. I also believe it helped me deliver without drugs. Good luck!
L.M. answers from Los Angeles on August 12, 2009
Along with all the great advice given before, I will add that your feet are probably poorly supported. There is only one corrective device that I know of that fully supports and corrects all three foot arches, Forward Arch.
I sell it here in Ventura County because it is so instantly successful. I have seen people come in with pain and canes and go out with a smile and no use for the cane. And these folks had been in a bad car crash with a semi.
A lot of education needs to be done to get folks to realize that then entire body depends on the feet. If the feet are off, the every joint above them are off and often hurting.
L. Mac Dougall, Holistic Health Practitioner
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I.P. answers from Los Angeles on August 12, 2009
I had a similiar experience too. My doctor recommended floating in a pool. I used a raft that allowed the lower part of my body to be in the water while the rest was above. It was a really great raft and relieved my pain quickly. The floating helps relieve pressure from the spine. I only tried it once and it worked and the pain did not return! Good luck.
S.F. answers from Santa Barbara on August 12, 2009
I had a terrible time with this as well, but acupuncture gave me relief for about a week at a time and was sooo worth it. As soon as those needles went in, I got relief. At this rate, you would only have to go four times!.. Good luck,
C.S. answers from Los Angeles on August 12, 2009
L.A. answers from Los Angeles on August 12, 2009
I had the same issue, and at the recommendation of my OB I went to Women's Physical Therapy, in Santa Monica on Wilshire at 8th. The woman who runs it, Gail (I forget her last name) is superb and really helped relieve the pain through massage and also by giving me exercise that helped alot. She takes insurance and specializes in this sort of thing. That's the only thing that helped me.
J.P. answers from Los Angeles on August 12, 2009
CHIROPRACTIC! Instant relief. I kid you not. SO many of us go to chiropractors during our pregnancy. In fact, my chiropractor has 13 patients who are pregnant currently and 5 of them are pregnant with their 4th babies. It made their deliveries quicker, helped the baby get into a better position by getting the pelvis moving properly...and stopped all the unecessary pain. With sciatica, it's usually the sacrum or l5 that needs to be moved back into place.
Here's who I would get adjusted by if I was in Northern Nevada. He's been in practice for over 30 years and a great adjuster.....worth the drive.
Dr. James Hamtak
101 Hot Springs Rd Ste 6F
Carson City, NV 89706
If you want a referral in Reno, I can give you that as well...but I really like Dr. Hamtak.
N.R. answers from Los Angeles on August 12, 2009
I had the same problem at the same point in pregnancy. I had to drag my right leg behind me at work! Acupuncture helped it with one session. I went to someone who specializes in pre and post-natal issues. Good luck!
T.H. answers from Los Angeles on August 12, 2009
Are you in the Los Angeles area?
Almost all of my clients go to Dr. Berlin's Wellness Center -- the focus of their practice is Prenatal & Postpartum Wellness care and they do massage, acupuncture, reflexology and chiropractic work. They all LOVE him :)
Dr. Elliot Berlin
6221 Wilshire Blvd., #518
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Happy Birthing :)