Sciatic problems

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OkieMommy04's picture
Joined: 07/03/10
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Sciatic problems

With every pregnancy I end up having problems with my sciatic nerve.. My uterus puts pressure on it and it causes shooting pains down my legs.. When I lay down, whatever side I lay on ends up going numb in my hip and thigh area. Its started to kick in and it is driving me insane. Have any of you ladies experienced this?

blondiess4u's picture
Joined: 11/08/07
Posts: 1450

I had this last pregnancy. Right at 16 weeks like you are. Hasn't kicked in yet this time but I remember the feeling and it was aweful! Nothing really helped but I put an ice pack on it every morning, and used a tennis ball to lossen my hip up. Not Fun at all!

Alissa_Sal's picture
Joined: 06/29/06
Posts: 6427

I'm sorry you are going through that! That doesn't sound fun at all. I haven't gotten that particular pain yet, but I have others. (((HUGS))) Is there anything you can do to make it feel better?

eliann's picture
Joined: 04/19/11
Posts: 2441

I haven't had that pain either, but I've heard of others who have. A chiropractor may be able to help. In the past I had a lot of nerve problems in my back. I saw a chiropractor for awhile and it helped. He also gave me specific exercises to do to relieve the pinched nerves. Also B vitamins are supposed to help. I know you are allowed to take extra B6 in pregnancy to help with nausea...maybe they would help the sciatic nerve. Hope it gets better soon!

OkieMommy04's picture
Joined: 07/03/10
Posts: 511

I havent found anything that helps yet. I might try a chiropractor. It got really bad today.. I almost fell down in the middle of the grocery store, it was hurting so bad.

Joined: 03/19/05
Posts: 338

This just started last week for me. I am so glad I am already using crutches or I would not be able to walk. It does get a little better as I move around. I hope it stops soon!

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Joined: 10/08/07
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Hope you can find some relief!