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ideas for relieving back pain and syatic nerve pain

Im 21 weeks preg and im having awful shoulder and lower back pain also my syatic nerve or however you spell it the nerve that runs down your back into your butt...

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franklynnsmom

Asked by franklynnsmom at 2:42 PM on Jan. 12, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • A hot pad is all i can say. Thats what i had to do. That and a warm bath was the only thing that would help.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:43 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • Chiroprator
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:45 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • have a look at this link. Sit like this and lean forward. You should feel a strech (somtimes a bit painful) in your buttcheek. Hold for at least 20 seconds, then go back. For the other side, do it with the other leg. Releases tension from the tense muscle the nerve goes through.

    http://images.google.nl/imgres?imgurl=http://www.janshoff.koelnduennwald.de/images/D-Piriformis-Sitz.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.janshoff.koelnduennwald.de/Dehnung.htm&usg=__77CSIzmB5Ecp6dWIlp45VSkNXZQ=&h=386&w=383&sz=31&hl=nl&start=5&um=1&tbnid=yxUvt-TmnHWdMM:&tbnh=123&tbnw=122&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmusculus%2Bpiriformis%2Bdehnen%26hl%3Dnl%26rlz%3D1T4SNCA_nlNL352NL352%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1

    Another one: Lying on your back, knees bend, feet onthe ground. Gently move you pelvic back and forth, like you're pressing your lumbal spine to the ground and let go again.
    http://fysiodevries.nl/oefeningen/cons1_53_4.jpg
    BeachMom81

    Answer by BeachMom81 at 3:01 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • The chiropractor did it for me, 100%!

    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 3:43 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • chiropractors are great. i always found heat to make mine worse. the shoulder may be from side sleeping with an incorrect pillow height. they make special pillows for side sleepers, that keep your spine alligned while sleeping. the cat and cow yoga pose can help stretch too.
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 4:11 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • My doctor told me to elevate my feet/legs. It's been helping for the most part.
    kristysimpson

    Answer by kristysimpson at 6:01 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

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