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While exciting and life changing, pregnancy can also be a pain in the derriere, literally. Pregnancy often surfaces preexisting weaknesses in the spine. These can show up as the developing baby presses on the sciatic nerve – the largest nerve in the body. Sciatic pain can be felt in the lower back or buttocks, down the leg and even into the feet. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to decrease the discomfort.

Avoid lifting heavy objects and reduce the amount of time you stand. When lying down, try the side that’s not affected. Swimming and other exercises that increase circulation may be helpful. Many mothers-to-be report that massage therapy is a great option as well.

Many of our pregnant mothers find relief with chiropractic care. We use special techniques that make it safe for you and your baby. Then, you’ll have the energy to prepare for your bundle of joy.