Sciatica

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  1. KirstyLeigh88

    KirstyLeigh88 Well-Known Member

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    I saw the mw last week for my 25 week app and asked her about how to deal with this horrific sciatica pain, and was told about a couple of bits to help (swimming, paracetamol) and told that hopefully it won't last long. Any question is, has anyone got any other tips? I don't want to take paracetamol, so have been struggling through at the moment! Would prefer natural remedies if possible, but any suggestions welcome!
     
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    My dad's been in agony with it but it has been eased by regular osteopath and acupuncture sessions. Hope it eases for you soon xx
     
  3. Dgreen10

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    I also have been suffering with the same thing and I'm going to try and explain the exercise that the midwife told me to do and it helps massively ! Lay on your back with your foot of the bad leg/bum resting on your good legs thigh lifting the good leg to stretch the bad leg hold it for a few seconds and repeat as many times as you can ! I hope this helps a little it has me she also said to get my partner to massage the affected bum cheek quite roughly and pushing down the leg admittedly it's not pleasant but again it really helps hope that helps a little lol sorry if you don't understand lol
     
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    My left leg gave way under me a couple of weeks ago, it was like a bolt of lightening through my left buttock which left me sobbing on the floor! It's horrible!

    I went to a Physio who specialises in pregnant ladies & she said that although the pain may be sciatic if there is no associated back pain/damage its actually pelvic girdle pain not sciatica... obviously hormone related & temporary - which was actually a relief to me, as I had no idea what on earth was going on... she gave me some excercises to relieve it a bit... will try and post a picture...
     
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    Here we go....
     

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    KirstyLeigh88 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you ladies, will give these a go x
     
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    Thank you so much for posting - I've developed this and struggled a lot over the past few days :-( x
     
  8. Dodsy83

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    Yes thanks so much for posting, I developed this over the weekend and one point nearly collapsed with my son in my arms because of the shooting pain. I've done this stretch and it really helps x
     
  9. KirstyLeigh88

    KirstyLeigh88 Well-Known Member

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    So I have been to the doctor as I couldn't walk when I got up yesterday morning, and the doc has said I have Pelvic Girdle Pain:( I am in agony, have been prescribed painkillers and told to go the maternity assessment unit if the pain doesn't stop with the pain killers! :( x
     

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