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Does exercise make sciatica or posterior pelvic pain worse when pregnant?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
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In brief: Hard to Say

When pregnant, there are so many things going on.
Your hormones are very different causing your ligaments to stretch quite a bit especially in the pelvis resulting in pain. Also the baby's position can place stress on your spine resulting in bulging discs or even herniated disks causing the sciatica pain. Recommend seeing a pregnancy specialized therapist that can guide you through this.

In brief: Hard to Say

When pregnant, there are so many things going on.
Your hormones are very different causing your ligaments to stretch quite a bit especially in the pelvis resulting in pain. Also the baby's position can place stress on your spine resulting in bulging discs or even herniated disks causing the sciatica pain. Recommend seeing a pregnancy specialized therapist that can guide you through this.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Possibly

80% of women develop back pain during pregnancy.
Causes include weight changes and posture changes that put more stress on the lower back muscles and ligaments. Stretching, back exercises and physical therapy are tools to manage the pain. Lifting the wrong way can exacerbate the pain.

In brief: Possibly

80% of women develop back pain during pregnancy.
Causes include weight changes and posture changes that put more stress on the lower back muscles and ligaments. Stretching, back exercises and physical therapy are tools to manage the pain. Lifting the wrong way can exacerbate the pain.
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Dr. Carl Spivak
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Sometimes

Back pain and sciatica often improves to physical therapy and exercise.
Occasionally pain will be aggravated. I would recommend seeing a physical therapist and plan out a exercise plan and include exercises that help and eliminate the others.

In brief: Sometimes

Back pain and sciatica often improves to physical therapy and exercise.
Occasionally pain will be aggravated. I would recommend seeing a physical therapist and plan out a exercise plan and include exercises that help and eliminate the others.
Dr. Carl Spivak
Dr. Carl Spivak
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