Close-up of a woman's hands clasped below her pregnant belly

Sciatica Pain Relief During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a beautiful time for women as they await the birth of their child. Unfortunately, many mothers also experience quite a bit of pain in a number of areas prior to the birth of their child. Seeking chiropractic care for pain and sciatica during pregnancy can help alleviate your symptoms and prepare your body for childbirth.

Many women suffer from sciatic nerve pain throughout the pregnancy process. This pain starts in the lower back and shoots down the back of the leg. During pregnancy, the weight and position of the baby can cause irritation of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica pain often does not appear until the second or third trimester, but it is highly uncomfortable and sometimes even prevents activity for some expectant moms. Luckily, there are treatment options that do not require medication. These holistic options are safe for both Mom and the new baby.

Chiropractic Care

The most effective treatment for sciatic pain during pregnancy is chiropractic care. Chiropractors – like Dr. Nault – specialize in treating nerve pain that affects joints and other areas. They can alleviate the pressure on the nerves with adjustments.

The procedure includes the chiropractor using a tool or their hands to release the gas between joints. The joint pops into place and releases a fluid that lubricates the area. The result is often a refreshing, pain free feeling. Some patients take a little time to work into the adjustment. Muscles may tense up around the area and take a few days to relax after an adjustment.

Overall, most expectant mothers will get the relief they need from frequent adjustments. Regular adjustments are an easy way to alleviate one of the major causes of sciatica pain. Doctor Nault will work with you to determine the most effective treatment method for your needs. Your comfort and safety are our top priorities.

Stretches

There are also different stretches that can help alleviate pain to the sciatic area. Pelvic tilts, hamstring stretches, and other bends and stretches can help keep the area limber and in less pain.

We know that you already deal with a lot. Sciatic pain should not have to be something you simply deal with. These treatments can help alleviate the pain to make the pregnancy process as enjoyable as possible. Contact Nault Chiropractic today to schedule your appointment. We’ll help you find relief from your pregnancy pain, so you can focus on getting ready for your new baby.