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Massage Therapy Relieves Pregnancy-Induced Sciatica and Other Pain
October 22, 2015

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As your pregnancy progresses, you may notice your body reacting in different ways. Sore feet and aching back muscles are some of the most common complaints. Then there are moms-to-be who deal with the discomfort of sciatica, but a pregnancy massage can provide relief.

Sciatica occurs when pressure on the sciatic nerve causes radiating pain. Discomfort can range from mild to severe and usually affects a leg, hip, spine, buttocks, and sometimes even a foot. At times, it can feel like a burning sensation or pins and needles.

Pregnancy can bring on sciatica symptoms, particularly in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters when the weight of the baby and excess fluid may push on that sciatic nerve. In most cases, it will go away after the baby is born, but until then, moms don’t have to just live with the pain.

Pregnancy massage can help relieve the symptoms of sciatica so you can enjoy your pregnancy. Other pregnancy related issues such as headaches, back pain, leg cramps, swelling, and foot pain can also be treated with massage therapy. It will also relieve stress to promote overall wellness.

If you’re wondering what to expect during a pregnancy massage, you can rest assured that our massage therapists are trained in this specific area. We have specialty cushions designed for pregnant women so you’ll be able to get comfortable during your session. Then you can let us know the issues that you are experiencing, lay back, and let us work out the pain and the stress.

Many moms not only find relief from sciatica and other pregnancy-related symptoms, but they find they sleep better at night. Massage results in an increased serotonin level which is the body’s natural way of fighting discomfort. That, combined with dopamine and endorphins that are released during massage create a formula for deep sleep, something all new parents need.

At Lake Pointe Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we want to help our clients achieve overall health. In addition to massage therapy to treat sciatica and other symptoms, we offer chiropractic services to deal with other issues such as misalignment of the spine, pelvis, or hips, which often occurs when carrying a baby. We can also talk about nutrition and overall changes to bring you to a place of wellness during this exciting time.

The 40 weeks of pregnancy bring about a myriad of changes to your body. While most of them are exciting, some can be uncomfortable. If you’re experiencing sciatica or other discomfort, contact us for a drug-free solution.

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