Pregnancy comes with many different side effects unfortunately for some women sciatica is one of them. This is not solely related to pregnancy but it does affect a few women during their pregnancy. When you are pregnant you are already suffering with a number of different discomforts as your body changes and molds and this is one that most would rather do without. So what can you do when sciatica seems to be taking the joy out of this wonderful time in your life?
The answer is look for natural methods of sciatica treatment. There are many out there. One of the pain things you will want to look for is how you can get the pressure off of this nerve so that you can start feeling better. You might also find that inflammation is the cause of your sciatica and if this is the case then you will want to try to reduce the inflammation as much as possible.
The symptoms of sciatica are as follows:
* Back, leg, or foot having a feeling of needles and pins
* Lower back, buttock, or leg having a burning or shooting pain
* Pain in your pelvis or even lower back that can extend to your foot
* Numbness of your feet or legs
The thing that you want to make sure of is that you are not just treating these symptoms. While you are treating the symptoms you also need to be sure that you are treating the root cause of all this. If you only treat the pain you might find that you are on medication for quite some time.
There are different therapies that can be beneficial to sciatica that can be used even during your pregnancy. There are also a number of different exercises that you should be able to participate in. If you have any question about an exercise that you have found you can check with your doctor to make sure that it is okay for you to perform even in your current condition. Once you find a sciatica treatment method that your doctor gives you the go ahead for you will find that you can start feeling better. You will also find that these exercises or therapies are not just great for helping you feel better now but for also helping to prevent sciatica in the long term. The last thing to remember is to try and practice proper posture as much as possible.