Pregnant women experience significant body changes that can impact their musculoskeletal system. The changes may cause pain and discomfort, including symptoms of prenatal sciatica. When you visit our chiropractor at Total Alignment Center in Stafford Township, NJ, we can provide treatment that can relieve the discomfort and help you enjoy your pregnancy. Before visiting, learn more about prenatal sciatica and how chiropractic care can reduce the pain.
What is Prenatal Sciatica?
Prenatal sciatica is nerve pain that can occur during pregnancy. It is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. Symptoms can include sharp pain, tingling, and numbness in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. Many women experience prenatal sciatica in the third trimester, but it can occur at any time during the pregnancy. Treatment may include stretching exercises, massage, or medication to help manage the pain. We recommend speaking with our chiropractor to ensure the safest and most effective treatment plan.
How Can Our Chiropractor Help with Prenatal Sciatica?
If you are experiencing prenatal sciatica, our chiropractor can help alleviate your discomfort. We will use gentle techniques to adjust the spine and pelvis, which will reduce the pressure on the sciatic nerve. Our chiropractor may also recommend exercises or stretches to help strengthen the muscles in the lower back and hip. However, it's important to consult with your healthcare provider before seeking chiropractic care during pregnancy.
Can Our Chiropractor Help with Pregnancy Pain?
Many women experience pain during pregnancy, especially in the back, hips, and pelvis. Our chiropractor can use gentle adjustments to realign the musculoskeletal system, to help the overall function of the body during pregnancy. We’ll utilize soft techniques that will keep you comfortable and improve your flexibility. Our chiropractor can also show you stretches that you can implement at home when you are experiencing discomfort. However, as mentioned, it is essential to first check with your healthcare before starting treatment, especially if you have a high-risk pregnancy or other medical conditions.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are experiencing pregnancy pain, it may be sciatica that is caused by pressure and misalignment of the musculoskeletal system. Our chiropractor at Total Alignment Center in Stafford Township, NJ, provides prenatal chiropractic care to help expecting moms experience a comfortable pregnancy. To learn more about prenatal chiropractic care or to schedule your first appointment, contact us at (609) 661-2967 today.