Are you suffering from lower back pain during your pregnancy or is your pregnancy making your sciatica worse? I
Back pain during your pregnancy can be excruciating, especially since life keeps going on. You still have weeks left at work, and bills to pay, and groceries to buy, and rooms to clean.
But I’ve got your back! In this article you’ll learn about sciatica and 5 proven ways you can try to relieve your sciatica back pain during pregnancy.
In fact…a few of the mama’s who use our Zero Compression Back Brace have sciatica, and have shared that as a result, it’s helped them make it though their pregnancy with less pain. One mom, Annel shared that our brace even helped her deliver her healthy baby boy Jacob “vacb”. You can read Annel’s story here!
What is sciatica and how can it worsen with pregnancy?
Well, the sciatic nerve is located in your lower back and the medical term for sciatica is “lumbo-sacral radicular syndrome”.
The pain feels like it’s starting in your lower back possibly radiating to your buttocks, hips or thigh areas. It can be caused by numerous conditions that put pressure on your sciatic nerve like:
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Degenerative Disk disease
But, I’m happy to report that not all sciatic pain is caused by actual sciatica!
During your pregnancy your body may be producing sciatica type symptoms because of:
- Muscle tension
- Your baby’s increased weight putting pressure on your joints
- Ligaments loosening due to pregnancy hormones like relaxin, causing shifting especially in your pelvic area.
According to Healthline.com the most common symptoms of sciatic pain can be: [https://www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy/sciatica-pain-stretches#symptoms]
-occasional or constant pain in one side of your buttocks or leg
-pain along the sciatic nerve path, from the buttocks down the back of your thigh and to the foot
-sharp, shooting, or burning pain
-numbness, pins and needles, or weakness in the affected leg or foot
difficulty walking, standing, or sitting
Always call your doctor if you are concerned about pain.
What to do:
There are a couple of things that may help relieve your sciatica pain during pregnancy:
1.Get a brace or belly band! Here’s a peek at our Zero Compression Back Brace for maternity ($49.95). Click here to shop all the designs.
Belly bands have been shown to provide many benefits to pregnant women, especially in the second and third trimesters. If you haven’t heard about them, here’s an article on some of the benefits over on Healthline.com.
You can also read Annel’s testimony about how our Zero Compression design helped her with a preexisting sciatica condition here! She shared that our belly band helped relieve her pain and get her through working and taking care of her other responsibilities.
2. Exercise and stretching: Here’s a great video from Natasha at Healthline with 5 soothing stretches for Sciatica Pain during Pregnancy.
The 5 exercises for pregnancy pain you’ll learn are:
-Seated piriformis stretch
-Hip flexor stretch
-Glute and hamstring foam rolling
3 Chiropractic care
4 Prenatal massage
It doesn’t need to take a lot of time, or cost you a lot of money to get relief from sciatica.
If you’re suffering from back pain, I really hope you try at least one, if not all of these 5 ways you can naturally relieve your sciatica pain while pregnant. If you need more inspiration, here’s our customer review from Annel, who calls our Zero Compression Back Band – Maternity “a miracle”.
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