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Pregnancy and Sciatica – What You Should Know

Pregnancy is one of the major reasons that women experience pain in the lower back. This pain is similar to that caused by sciatica. Sciatica is primarily caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve due to any one or more reasons. Typically, sciatica is the compression of the sciatic nerve roots in the lower spine. A condition known as pseudo sciatica causes similar debilitating pain when the peripheral sections of the sciatic nerve are compressed. Pregnancy on its own has nothing to do with sciatica and pregnancy leads to true-sciatica only in rare cases. It is the changes that occur in a woman’s body in late term pregnancy that may cause sciatica-like pain. Any of the following can cause this pain. * The uterus presses against the sciatic nerve. * Abdominal and lower … Read entire article »

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