Prenatal Sciatica

When you're pregnant, it's normal to experience some aches and pains. Unfortunately, pregnant women sometimes develop sciatica, which can be debilitating and uncomfortable. If you're in the Bradenton, FL area and need a prenatal chiropractor to treat sciatica and other issues, Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic is here to help you feel more comfortable again. Pregnancy is a beautiful time, and we want to help you enjoy it more fully and with less pain.


What Causes Prenatal Sciatica?

Prenatal sciatica has the same basic cause as sciatica that occurs at other times in life. This condition causes pain, tingling, numbness, and sometimes weakness in the leg when the sciatic nerve is inflamed, irritated, or pinched. The sciatic nerve is actually a bundle of nerves, and it has its roots in the lower part of the back.

From there, it branches out to both sides of the body and runs down the back of each leg into the heel of the foot. That's the main reason it causes leg pain, but it can also cause pain in the back. In prenatal sciatica, the growing baby may be putting pressure on the spine or other areas, irritating the sciatic nerve and causing discomfort.

How Can a Chiropractor Help?

A chiropractor can help you address prenatal sciatica by gently realigning your spine and joints. That will make it easier for you to move more freely and have less pain, so you can continue to do the things you enjoy. While it's common to have some discomfort during pregnancy, especially as you get closer to your due date, the pain from sciatica isn't something you just have to live with.

Working with your chiropractor throughout your pregnancy can help keep prenatal sciatica and other aches and pains at bay so you can feel more comfortable. You may need to see your chiropractor several times to get the relief you're seeking, depending on how much pressure is being put on the sciatic nerve and how pinched or inflamed it is. The right treatment is essential.

Reach Out for Quality Support Today

If you're in the Bradenton, FL, area and need a chiropractor to help with prenatal care for sciatica or other discomfort, call Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic at 941-739-2900. We can work with you on any aches or pains you're experiencing, treat your sciatica, and reduce your discomfort so you can enjoy your pregnancy more fully again.


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  • "Dr. Nichols has brought my condition back where I can live and work without pain, no other Chiropractor could help me get to this point. He goes straight to the problem areas and corrects them."
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