Sciatica During Pregnancy

Signs & symptoms

Sharp or shooting pain along the sciatic nerve (back of the leg)
Tingling or numbness in the leg or foot
Pain aggravated by sitting for extended periods
Radiating pain from the lower back to the buttocks and down the leg


Pressure on the sciatic nerve from the growing uterus
Inflammation of the sciatic nerve due to hormonal changes
Pre-existing lower back issues

Risk factors

Age-related changes in the spine
Excessive weight gain during pregnancy
Prolonged sitting or standing

Lifestyle recommendations

Engage in low-impact exercises
Use proper body mechanics during daily activities

Prevention Strategies

Regular stretching and flexibility exercises
Maintaining a healthy weight
Ergonomic adjustments for sitting and standing

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