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Old Dec 16th, 2010, 08:18 AM   1
Braven05
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Sciatica in early pregnancy??


I've heard of people's sciatica being aggravated later on in pregnancy by the baby pushing on the nerve...but has anyone had their sciatica aggravated in early pregnancy? I have, on two occassions in my life, had my sciatica act up...both times were really bad. Last 3 days its been irritated again, but not quite as bad. Usually I get spasms...this time just pain sitting down and getting up. I thought I read somewhere that early pregnancy hormones could bother the nerve. Anyone else experience this?



 
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Old Dec 16th, 2010, 08:22 AM   2
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I did! Last week it was pretty bad, discomfort down my butt and both legs, very annoying! I only rarely get sciatica issues too. It subsided when my cramps lessened so I'm guessing it was due to the expanding uterus?



 
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Old Dec 16th, 2010, 08:32 AM   3
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I occasionally get sciatica but haven't felt anything yet - and FX I won't for a while!!

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Old Dec 16th, 2010, 08:34 AM   4
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I did! Last week it was pretty bad, discomfort down my butt and both legs, very annoying! I only rarely get sciatica issues too. It subsided when my cramps lessened so I'm guessing it was due to the expanding uterus?
Oh jees, okay...cuz I'm still getting cramps. My issues are ALWAYS located in just my BUTT lol...hard to sit...I spent all day yesterday on the couch with a heating pad on my butt...hoping that it wouldn't make me too hot...man its painful. Thanksfully no spasms this time...hope its not going to do this my entire pregnancy!



 
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Old Dec 16th, 2010, 08:35 AM   5
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You aren't alone...I went into my doctor to ask about all the pain I've been having in my legs that start at my lower back and she found out that it was my sciatic nerve. I'm not a fan of Tylenol now that I'm pregnant so my doctor wants me to go into physio to loosen it up, but it's only going to get worse throughout the pregnancy. Sorry!



 
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Nooooooooo lol



 
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Old Dec 16th, 2010, 09:30 AM   7
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Darn! I guess we'll just have to keep reminding ourselves about that little bundle of joy we are going to have when it's all over!! :-)



 
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Old Dec 17th, 2010, 09:16 AM   8
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Mine bothers me all the time, sometimes worse than others, but it has been especially bothersome this wk (at 8wks). I've had xrays, chiropractic therapy for years but what has helped me the most is medical massage. It's actually very painful but it is so effective in realeasing whatever tension is causing your body to be unbalanced and put pressure on the nerve. I double checked with my doc and she said it is totally safe during pregnancy so I will be going back in a few weeks after the holidays. Good luck to the rest of you ladies in finding some relief!



 
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Old Dec 17th, 2010, 15:54 PM   9
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I agree with the massage option. I've been having monthly sports massage on my back and chiropractic adjustments for nearly three years since I had back issues after slipping a disc. The massage really releases a lot of tension in my lower back muscles and glutes and the adjustments lessen it.



 
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Old Dec 17th, 2010, 16:18 PM   10
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Hi,
Hope the pain eases soon. I'd never been bothered with sciatica before but from I was 6 weeks pregnant I have had it! It's like nerve pain shitting down bottom. Gets agony as day goes on and longer u r on feet! Spoke to a dr from work and he said to try ur partner massaging the area. I haven't tried this yet! He was able to show me the exact part giving the bother. Had 12 week scan today and told midwife and she said that sciatica in early pregnancy is common! Ahhhh!
Sorry that's not much use but just thought I'd share!
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