It is common to experience back pain during pregnancy, including sciatic pain. Sciatica is pressure on the sciatic nerve, causing pain starting at the lower back, going down through the buttocks, and continuing through the leg. Most people experience sciatic pain on only one side of the body. At-home remedies may include stretches and a gentle massage. The prenatal chiropractor at Lifetime Family Health Center has been helping pregnant mothers in Grapevine, Southlake, and Colleyville, TX, with sciatic nerve pain relief treatment.
What is sciatic pain?
Sciatic nerve pain is the result of irritation and pressure on the sciatic nerve, which is the nerve that branches through the lower back off of the spinal cord. The nerve runs through the buttocks and down the legs. When this nerve is disturbed, it can cause pain from the lower back through the foot on one side of the body. During pregnancy, sciatica symptoms and pressure on the nerve can increase as the baby grows.
Sciatic pain symptoms
The most common symptom of sciatica is pain starting at the lower back and radiating down the leg. Other symptoms associated with sciatic nerve pain may include leg pain, numbness, tingling, burning sensation in the lower extremities, and pain that worsens when you cough, sneeze or move.
Prenatal sciatic nerve treatment
During pregnancy, seeing a chiropractor can help with pain relief treatment for sciatica symptoms. A prenatal chiropractor is experienced in administering chiropractic care that is safe and effective for pregnant mothers. It is still possible to enjoy massage treatments designed for pregnancy and safely undergo chiropractic adjustments.
See a prenatal chiropractor today for sciatic pain
If you are pregnant and experiencing sciatic pain, it might be time to see how a chiropractor can help. Lifetime Family Health Center chiropractors provide prenatal chiropractic adjustments to patients from Grapevine, Southlake, and Colleyville, TX. Call our office at (817) 310-0301 to schedule an appointment with one of our prenatal chiropractors.