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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 14:14 PM   1
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Sciatica at 5wks? Anyone else?

How are you coping or treating it? I had spd with my son which is coming back but I never had sciatica with him. I can barely walk

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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 14:28 PM   2
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I went to physio for some stretches for sciatica, I wasn't pregnant then. But I did had physio for SPD while I was pregnant because I could barely walk.

Already feeling a bit horrible in my hips though! I used a support band which really helped last time, can't remember where I put it so Im gonna buy a new one! Might help the sciatica too?

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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 14:53 PM   3
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I have had sciatica with both my previous pregnancies. It was much worse with my second, and actually made me wonder whether I can survive a third pregnancy.

I went to a private physio, who was a miracle worker. She did a combination of massage and acupuncture and she got me from a point of barely being able to walk, to feeling almost normal.

If you have it, ICE the area, do not use heat. The ice brings any swelling of the nerve down, and heat makes the nerve inflamed, which causes more pain in the long run.

Another massage trick my physio told me about was getting your other half to use a ball and run it over the area, firmly, as a massage.

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