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Anatomy of Sciatica During Pregnancy

Create: 01/21/2017 - 07:27
Anatomy of Sciatica During Pregnancy
In order to understand why Sciatica occur during pregnancy, it's helpful to know the basic anatomy of the spine. The spine is made up of 33 individual bones called vertebrae. These are separated by intervertebral discs. 
 
Each spinal disc has a tough outer shellcalled theannulus.The center portion of thedisc, the nucleus, contains agel-likesubstance. The intervertebral discs keep the vertebral column stable, and act as shock-absorbing cushions. They also allow the spineto bend and twist.
 

Reasons of Pregnancy Back Pain

Create: 01/08/2017 - 08:57
Reasons of Pregnancy Back Pain
There are several causes of back pain during pregnancy. They all increase back strain and result in impaction of nerve roots. One of the main causes of increased back strain during pregnancy is weight gain. During a normal pregnancy, women gain from 25 to 35 pounds. The center of gravity shifts during pregnancy. This can cause changes in posture and pain in the lower back as a result.
 

Symptoms of Pregnancy Back Pain

Create: 01/08/2017 - 08:26
Symptoms of Pregnancy Back Pain
Back pain during pregnancy in most cases occurs in the center of the lumbar region of the spine. But in some cases, it may be located lower and on the sides. The location of pain depends on which nerve root is affected.
 
Back pain during pregnancy may be relieved by rest, and is usually made worse by movement. Very often nerve root compression occurs due to prolonged sitting.
 
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