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Sciatica

(6 Posts)
Afreshstartplease Sat 02-Apr-16 18:48:49

Has anyone had sciatica in early pregnancy?

I am 12 weeks and the pain in my arse is becoming unbearable

What can be done?

How bad can it get?

lovelilies Sat 02-Apr-16 18:52:43

Yep, me too.
Pregnancy yoga helps,
Putting a tennis ball where pain is and sitting on it (yoga teacher showed me this)
Pain killers sad
Yoga ball
Not standing for long periods

tinymeteor Sat 02-Apr-16 18:59:38

I had some around 20 weeks I think. Early enough that I remember thinking "oh shit, months of this will be impossible to cope with". But in the end it was a short phase, probably just as the bump was emerging and things were shifting around.

Things that helped: pregnancy yoga for gentle stretching, never carrying a bag on one shoulder (the lopsided weight set it off every time) and trying to sit with good posture, i.e. symmetrically, not twisted.

Afreshstartplease Sat 02-Apr-16 19:03:19

This has been building up for a few weeks now

Last night I could barely get up my stairs

Going to self refer for physio I think

Sanch1 Sat 02-Apr-16 19:29:46

I did. I got so bad i couldnt walk up the stairs, had to crawl! Once I'd seen a physio and done the exercises I was a million times better within a week.

Danglyweed Sat 02-Apr-16 19:36:58

A chiropractor had me walking easily again within a day.

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