I know most women don't escape backache at this time and some get it a lot worse than others. Having broke my back at 19 (falling off a horse cos I'm clumsy like that) I certainly didn't expect to escape, especially as I do suffer a lot form a bad back Normally when too bad would be given strong pain killers and/or intense physio which would fix me to be able to get back to work, riding and doing all those other things that wouldn't give me a minute to myself. Pregnancy slowed me down, and I gave up riding for the time being (bouncing up and down and feeling sick don't go well together) I've got slower and slower with sickness, dizziness and so on. My back has certainly been least of my worries but to begin with to be on the safe side I had asked what I should do should my back play up. A list of warmth, exercise etc that I already knew, most painkillers (not inc paracetamol) were out and under no circumstances would the physio be able to do anything.
Anyway after much nagging from my boyfriend and finally having a day when I just couldn't manage the stairs at all went back to the doctor to see if there was anything I wasn't doing that I could to help myself. Already limited in what I can do did not want to lose mobility as well! Turns out I have sciatica, which isn't as bad as could have been, so doctor has put me in for an emergency physio appointment. Said I was told physio wouldn't be able to do anything when I'd asked about treatment previously and told there shouldn't be to much of a problem - thing is was the same doctor who had said I wouldn't be able to have physio. So I guess my question is has anyone had physio whilst pregnant? And other than giving advice can they actually do anything?