The period of pregnancy is full of struggles. Women face various problems during pregnancy, and sciatica is one of these. Therefore, you should know the nature, reasons and the ways to deal with it. In this article, we will give you an insight into this problem.
Nature And Reasons For Sciatica:
Sciatica is the pain in the lower extremity. The other name is lumbago. Lumbago is particularly, felt from the lower back, to behind the thighs. The pain may travel down below the knees.
When the sciatic nerve, located on the back, and running through the lower extremities, experiences firmness or irritation, you experience lumbago.
Pregnancy and Sciatica:
The main reasons for this pain during pregnancy is your bad body postures. Due to the weight of your baby, you sway forward, and your center of gravity moves forward. Due to this, you are unable to maintain the correct alignment of your body, and prone to bad body postures. As the baby grows, your abdominal muscles are stretched and cannot contract. Due to this, your lower back muscles do not align properly. The result is a severe pain.
Poor or bad body postures during this period are a natural phenomenon, and these may also put your baby at risk. But, you can avoid this by learning how to get better control of your body postures. Due to a change in the center of gravity, your body is prone to tilt forward. You can avoid this with a little practice. Your body, then, will automatically adopt the correct postures, without any difficulty.
Treatment for Sciatica:
You can deal with this pain by adopting natural techniques. Medication, at this stage, can hamper the development of the fetus and you may also face problems at the time of delivery. By adopting the correct body postures, you can avoid this pain.
Maintaining Healthy Posture While Standing:
1. Your ear, shoulder, and hip should be all aligned in one line.
2. Your lower back should not sway forward, so, maintain your pelvic tilt at all the times.
3. You should not stand in the same position for a long time.
4. Avoid high heels during this period. Wear low heels comfortable shoes.
5. Wear a maternity support belt.
Maintaining Good Postures While Sitting:
1) Maintain pelvic tilt, and avoid tilting forward.
2) Sit in such a position that your knees are at an equal level with your hips.
3) Do not cross your legs. This posture will decrease your blood circulation.
Correct Postures While Lying On Your Back:
You should not lie on your back for a long time. Your large blood vessels may be compressed, reducing blood flow and oxygen supply to your baby. And, if you lie, you should place a pillow under your knees.