Sciatica Pain First Trimester
Unfortunately, many women suffer from sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy. This is most likely due to an pre-existing lumbo-pelvic problem that is exacerbated by the added physical stress of pregnancy. Even if this is your first time with sciatica pain, your problem is likely due to a pre-existing postural asymmetry.
Hormonal Changes During Pregnancy
During pregnancy your body releases more of the hormone called progesterone in order to increase ligament laxity. This process helps to support the growing baby, but puts additional strain on your joints. The additional strain on asymmetrical postures will wear on the joints unevenly and create muscle tension and the unbearable sciatic pain many women experience during pregnancy.
Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is increasingly more common, because of its high level of success without the use of drugs or surgery. This is important because pregnant women aim to avoid drugs and surgery as it might threaten the health of the unborn baby.
Some chiropractors are trained specifically in Webster’s Technique, which was developed address a pregnant women’s pelvis. Webster's technique focuses on adjusting the sacrum in order to better align the pelvis. In addition to helping the birthing process, Webster’s Technique may help to reduce sciatic pain during pregnancy – even as early as the first trimester!
Do You have Chiropractic Questions?
Pregnancy related Sciatica Pain isn’t the most common symptom to develop in the first trimester, but it does happen. So, what should you do if you start to develop sciatica pain first trimester? You could ignore the pain, try to work through the pain or seek gentle Chiropractic Care.
Dr. Geoff Huls
Dr. Geoff Huls is willing to schedule a free phone consultation to answer any questions you may have before you schedule your appointment. Call 520.989.3338 and ask for a free phone consultation today!