Hip Pain and Sleep

I had the worst hip pain during my pregnancy. It got so bad, that at one point, I couldn’t leave the house. Whenever I walked, I could hear this clicking sound that felt like it was coming from the center of my pelvic bones. It was really hard to cope. The worst part about it was trying to find a comfortable position to sleep in. It was nearly impossible. I finally found a few tricks that helped alleviate the pain enough to get some rest. The first trick I tried, which worked until I got too big to maneuver the … Continue reading

Ask a Health Blogger: Weak Leg

I was out walking yesterday, and my leg started to feel weird. Kind of achy, kind of weak, kind of tingly. It continued to bother me for the rest of the day. Whether standing or sitting, I still had that weird pain and numbness. What do you think this is? Should I call my doctor? Thanks for your question! I’m not a doctor, so please don’t take my word as law. But I did run your symptoms through the WebMD online symptom checker and one of the possibilities it came up with was a pinched nerve. A pinched nerve is … Continue reading


Talk about a pain in the rear end… and the lower back, and the backs of the legs! Sciatica is a common problem that can range from mildly irritating to severe and debilitating. It all starts with the sciatic nerve. This nerve runs from your lower back down the back of each leg. Sciatica is a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg. If you have sciatica, you may experience some or all of the following symptoms: Pain in the lower back/rear end that is … Continue reading

Dealing with Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain is common in pregnancy, as the baby grows. The pelvis joint expands throughout the third trimester as the body prepares for child birth. This expansion combined with the weight of the baby is responsible for pelvic pain during pregnancy. This is one of the discomforts in pregnancy that won’t completely go away until after the baby is born. In the meantime, there are some things you can do to deal with the pain and get some relief. Try one or a combination of these methods to relieve pelvic pain. Pregnant women often find pelvic pain increases when they … Continue reading

The Pregnancy Blog Week in Review for October 19-27

A wide variety of topics have been covered recently in the pregnancy blog. If you haven’t been reading, this is a good place to catch up. Professional and at home tooth whitening has become really popular in the last few years. You may be wondering if certain procedures are safe during pregnancy. Learn more about it in Is it Safe to Whiten Teeth in Pregnancy? Regular chriopractic care has benefits for pregnant women. There are benefits for labor as well. Read more in The Benefits of Chiropractic Care in Pregnancy Eating Disorders in Pregnancy pose serious health risks to both … Continue reading

Dealing with Sciatic Nerve Pain

Sciatic nerve pain is one of the more uncomfortable side effects of pregnancy. The pain is easy to identify. Sciatic nerve pain is a severe, shooting pain that is felt from the top of the thigh down throughout the leg. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. The nerve provides the sense of feeling to the back of the legs and soles of the feet. When the pain is felt, it generally starts at the top of the leg and moves down to the foot. During pregnancy, the sciatic nerve goes under the uterus and to the … Continue reading

Trips to the Doctor’s Office

I don’t really like taking the kids with me when I have a doctor’s appointment—it’s so much more hassle in some ways—but I have to admit, when they’re with me, I do have my fair share of giggles. Today it was my six-year-old who provided the entertainment. We were at the chiropractor’s office and the assistant was putting the electrical stimulation pads on my neck and shoulders. My son walked up to her and initiated a conversation like only he can. “Did you know there are red blood cells and white blood cells?” She acted suitably impressed. “There are?” “Yes,” … Continue reading

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

When I was pregnant with my son, I experienced severe pain in my pelvis. I could hear and feel clicking in my pelvis while walking, especially if I was stepping backward. At times, the pain was so bad, I could not roll over in bed and it was very difficult to walk. I often had to lean on a counter or find peculiar ways to sit to relieve the pain. I told my husband it felt like I had the jaws of life crushing my pelvis! I did a little research and I found my my symptoms matched the description … Continue reading