I've had sciatic pain (or what I think is sciatic pain) throughout my pregnancy which was most of last year. It has been a radiating pain starting in the middle of my left buttock and pulsing down my left thigh. Luckily, the pain didn't go down to my toes. The pain was so debilitating, I couldn't walk or move most days.
As this pain only started as part of my pregnancy, I thought it would go away after delivery. I delivered my baby in December last year, and 7 weeks later the pain hasn't gone away. In fact, the pain seems worse, because I am putting a lot of pressure on my body, with my baby being so little.
During pregnancy, my GP asked me to see a physio, and went for a couple of sessions with no improvement. After that I just went for remedial massage every week and controlled my pain with painkillers. Post pregnancy I am still taking painkillers and have seen the chiro 4 times. The chiro seems to be helping a little, but still not enough.
I need some help and reassurance that this pain will not last forever. Have any of you experienced such pain, especially after delivery? If so, was it diagnosed as sciatic pain? How can I get this pain properly diagnosed? What did you do to relieve this pain? How long did this pain last? How did you manage to take care of the baby with such intense pain and limited movement? Did you try physio, chiro, accupuncture/accupressure or osteopath or some other form of therapy?
Please tell me there is light at the tunnel! I am ready to try anything at this point.