@junebug15 regarding sciatica, I have read many posts regarding this. I’ve had two epidurals and several steroid with lidocaine shots just above my buttock. All seemed to work, but the streoid shots were very short term 1-2 days for pain. I have all the spinal problems that begin with an ‘S. Saw my PT twice last week, who does manual massage to move muscles off offended nerves,( would this be the ART?@ ultrasound heat instrument and followed by electrical stim. In the past all my treatments have been fairly successful, but the latest pain seems to be my sciatica nerve coupled with with a bulging disc and the pain meds don’t seem to do much for the sciatic nerve. I take ,1 advil plus 1 7.5 Norco upon awaking and sit against heating pad. Thought of going back to pain doctor whose basic method is an epidural or nerve abilation. Problem is my husband has been asked to retire and we must move out of our mobile home that still has mortgage, but first clean up the clutter that has accumulated, have the house thoroughly cleaned and then start packing up but my main concern is with an epidural or steroid shot, you are supposed to take it easy for awhile which no one ever told me before and I started doing household chores only to lose the benefits of the cortizone. A church organization called Love ,Inc. is waiting to come help me clean, once the house has been decluttered and my pain meds are no longer as effective… especially the sciatica. So what really works the best for sciatica? So sorry to be so lenghy. Have not had time to look up social agencies recommended by
A fellow poster whose name starts with a “J” all medical complaints aside, it seems as though decluttering is priority # 1 and then groups will be able to help. I,m so tired. Medical co pays are piling up. I need to get some lab work done for my PC but Medicare and secondary supplement
Is no longer paying for much of this. Poster J with social agencies, I will get back to you soon. Victorious 69.