Pregnancy can be extremely painful for a variety of reasons. On top of the hormonal changes pregnant women have to deal with, there are the numerous physical changes. One of the physical issues that pregnancy can exacerbate or cause is sciatic nerve pain. In this physical therapy education article, we are focusing on sciatica pain during pregnancy and how a physical therapist can help treat patients suffering from the condition.
Sciatic Nerve Pain in Pregnant Women
Sciatica is a common condition among pregnant women. It can make an already painful situation worse. Sciatica is a painful condition in which the sciatic nerve in the hip becomes irritated or inflamed, causing pain in the low back that can radiate down the legs.
Physical Therapy for Sciatica
Physical therapy is a common treatment method for sciatica pain. Though the condition can be treated with surgical intervention, it’s always best to exhaust all of your non-invasive treatment options first and foremost.
As always, it’s essential to get an accurate diagnosis before moving forward with any sort of treatment plan. A physical therapist can evaluate the extent of our sciatica pain and work in tandem with you to develop a rehabilitation strategy that may include stretching, exercises, and other modalities. The ultimate goal is to reduce your pain and improve your overall mobility and range-of-motion.
Increase Your Mobility
At OrthoRehab Specialists, we work with patients who are suffering from pain and decreased range-of-motion. Whether you’re recovering from an injury, surgery, or condition, physical therapy can help you. Our rehabilitation specialists have nearly three decades of experience and offer direct access to physical therapy care in the state of Minnesota. Give us a call today to set up an appointment with one of our physical therapists. Our primary clinics are located in downtown Minneapolis and Edina, but we work with patients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.