She can get a specific McKenzie Assessment of her back.
Even if she is currently symptom free she will usually have signs of the underlying problem (such as blockage or stiffness of certain back, hip and nerve movements).
Sciaitca is simply a disc problem, but one where the disc bulges far enough to compress the nerve behind the disc (branch of the sciatic nerve, hence sciatica is the term for nerve symptoms down the leg along the path of the sciatic nerve).
Changes in pregnancy such as the altered body shape and postures adopted can tip this underlying disc problem to become symptomatic and produce sciatica. 2/3 of the disc has no nerve supply, which means no pain is felt. This is the reason trivial things such as a bend forward early in the AM can trigger a major onset of back pain. The disc problem is there, but is not producing pain, and then something like this forward bend triggers it to start produce symptoms again.
A qualified McKenzie practitioner like myself (you can find one at www.mckenziemdt.org.au and search for a mckenzie practitioner in your state or country) can identify te particular problem, and teach you specific exericses and postural advice that could significnatly minimise the chances of getting the sciatica again.
if it did recurr, at least your wife could rapidly treat herself and ease it!
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