Just wondering if anyone else has been suffering with sciatic pain. I'm told it can be quite normal. My first baby was big and I'm not sure about the size of this one as I've had some midwives say I'm on 'target' and some and the OB say I'm measuring big.
Does anyone have any tips or tricks for relief? I've been using heat packs but I've only got about 1 week to go and it's getting unbearable and the heat packs do little.
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26-05-2014 10:46 #1Senior Member
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26-05-2014 17:34 #2
You could try massaging your bottom with a tennis ball. My physio taught me that trick, she said to either sit on the ball and really dig it into each cheek where the pain is stemming or to get DP to rub it on the spot. There is a particular muscle you're targeting and boy does it feel tight and sore when you push on it. It's mid cheek if that helps
My sciatic pain is coming from SPD. Not sure if that makes much difference to the physio treatment though. She explained it as the muscle next to the sciatic nerve is having to work too hard due to the instability of my pelvis. The muscle is pushing on the sciatic nerve, thus causing the pain.
Hope you get some relief soon fingers crossed it disappears as soon as your bub arrives!
Last edited by Taiyed; 26-05-2014 at 17:37.
26-05-2014 17:43 #3
I have had it off and on over time, pregnant and not.
I found I could fix it by finding the exact point in my hip where it originated and then dig my thumb in there as hard as I could for as long as I could stand the pain ( 10 sec, 20 sec whatever) and keep repeating that a few times.
Magically the pain would totally stop. I would need to do it a few times say every week or so, but now my sciatic is fine.
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