I need your advice regarding sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy. Pregnancy makes any sciatic nerve problems you have worse as it does carpal tunnel syndrome. I don’t have carpal tunnel syndrome. The extra liters of fluids sloshing around your body lead to extra pressure in the joints, whether your wrists or your ankles, which can put pressure on every nerve. That doesn’t help me do much about it. Drink more water and fewer dehydrating drinks like caffeinated soda or coffee so reduce the amount of water retention.
That sounds counter intuitive. Then there’s the same advice they have for when your feet hurt due to fluid build up; put your feet up. Do you realize the sciatic nerve is in the back? It usually takes the form of leg pain caused by the sciatic nerve getting pinched. Laying on your side to avoid putting pressure on it is one alternative. I don’t think that’s enough. If the sciatic pain is due to a herniated disk, you have to meet with a regarding.
Your options, because the strain on the back is only going to grow along with the baby. I’ve never been diagnosed with a herniated disk. There are some people who use a chiropractor for treatment of sciatica. It is a little hard for me to fit on the table with this growing load up front. The same tables with holes on them that let pregnant women get a massage laying flat on their stomach are available to chiropractors; you simply need to find someone who has one of them. And the skills and expertise to not make things worse.
I’ve heard of acupuncture used as a source of pain relief. And it is one of the safer ones since you can’t take a lot of pain relievers when pregnant. Safe only if you consider getting needles safe. We talked about how you can lay down to avoid putting more pressure on the nerve. You may also do it to rest the muscles that may be strained and mistaken for sciatica. I know what sciatica is; I’ve had flare ups before. Then you may need to work on building core muscles and flexibility of various joints.
This is exactly the wrong time to work on a strength building routine. Whether yoga or physical therapy, it could reduce the muscle pain and spasms as well as the muscle relaxants you aren’t supposed to take right now. There are other injections they can try. And how much of that isn’t allowed because of the risks when you’re pregnant? And you certainly don’t want to try the surgeries they offer to treat sciatica. I’m trying to avoid a Csection. Regular exercise to reduce the strain and pain are recommended, as long as it is the.
Right type. I’ve already been told not to turn and lift or twist because carrying the baby is workout enough on my lower back. Though if going for a walk makes the muscle pains stronger and harder and they are already on a rhythm, you may be in labor. Then I have a short term answer and solution to the pregnancy related sciatica.
How To Massage Sciatica To Reduce Leg Pain Massage Monday 226
Hi everyone. This is Yasuko and it’s time for Massage Monday. This week I’m going to talk about how to selftreat sciatica or more accurately pseudosciatica using a lacrosse ball or Thera Cane. I often have clients come in with quot;sciaticaquot; issues with a pain shooting down from the hip to the leg and even numbness in the leg. So what is sciatica? Sciatica is an inflammation of sciatic nerve that runs through the hip and down the side of the leg or the back of the leg. The common symptom is the radiating pain from the hip all the way to the leg. Medically speaking it is caused by a pinch of the nerve in the lower back by herniated discs or bone spurs which can be medically treated by a.
Surgery as a last resort. However, this pain that shoots down the leg may be caused simply by tight gluteal muscles, the muscles in the buttocks, specifically by the trigger points found in gluteus minimus. Let’s call this pseudosciatica because it’s not really sciatica but has the similar pain like the real sciatica and it makes it hard to get up from the chair or stand straight. Trigger Points are the tight spots in muscles that are stuck in a contracted state and forgot to release. They are sore or painful to touch but they also cause pain elsewhere called referred pain. This is what I mean. In this case, the X’s are the trigger points in gluteus.
Minimus and the red areas are the referred pain. When you loosen these trigger points the pain in the red area will be gone. These trigger points can be created from various reasons such as sitting crooked for a long time in front of the computer, TV, car, airplane, especially if you keep a wallet in your butt pocket, or from playing sports like tennis, walking, running, swimming, and cycling for a long period of time. To treat the trigger points first find the hip bone. Then go down on the side of the hip to find the greater trochanter which is the big bump on the top of the thigh bone. The gluteus minimus is located between these landmarks. It is the deepest layer of the.
Gluteus muscles. You can also lean side to side and feel the muscles contracting as you lean to the target side. Then put a lacrosse ball on the muscle and lean against the wall and roll it over the tight spot for 10 times which should take no more than 20 seconds. You don’t want to do it too long because it involves some pain and you don’t want to bruise the muscle. If you are working on the right side, stand on your left leg. Or almost lift your right foot to loosen the target muscle. When you massage the muscle should be relaxed and loose so you can dig deeper. As you saw this muscle gets contracted and tight when you put on your weight on this side. If you have a pain on the side of the leg, look for.
A painful spot more towards the side between the hip bone and thigh bone. If you have a pain in the back of the leg, look for a painful spot towards the center of the glutes under the hip bone. If lacrosse ball is too hard and painful, you can use a tennis ball. You can also use Thera Cane if you have one. With Thera Cane put the ball on the tip on the gluteus minimus from behind, hold it with both hands in a comfortable position, lean to the other side, and press on the tight spot for 10 times. BTW if you don’t have Thera Cane it’s a great selfhealing tool. I’ll put the link below. Repeat this treatment three to six times a day every day to see the results. If you tend.
To sit in front of the computer for a long time and if that’s causing this problem it’s a good way to take a short break because it shouldn’t take more than 20 seconds. Remember only do it 10 times at a time. Besides the daily selftreatment I highly recommend working with a massage therapist in your area who knows and believes in Trigger Point Therapy who can treat you and check if you are doing it right. If you have a pain in your body and want to find out if Trigger Point Therapy can help, let me know and I will cover in the future tutorials. Holistically speaking I would avoid.
Surgery as much as possible unless you’ve exhausted all the other holistic options and must have it done to treat the pain. Thanks for watching. I’ll see you back next week. Make it a great week and please don’t forget to subscribe.