Sciatica during pregnancy

prenatal1Sciatica nerve pain is experienced by many women in late pregnancy as the uterus rests on muscles of the pelvic floor and lower back. The pressure of the uterus spreads tension to the muscles of the upper and lower leg, causing them to swell and put pressure on nearby nerves.

Neuromuscular Therapy addresses the inflamed nerves by helping to release the tension on nearby muscles and restoring dysfunctional movement and compensating patterns that develop. Restoring musculoskeletal and biomechanical balance is key.

According to the American Pregnancy Association, the sciatic nerve runs under your uterus to your legs. The cause of sciatic nerve pain is thought to be associated with pressure on the nerve caused by the developing baby.