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I need some help with this. It is intermittent down my right leg. Doctor gave me back and hip exercises last week so I do them every day. Slow walkin with ski poles helps,so does Cbd/THC ,warn Epsom salt baths. Any ideas?
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@popolopo Hi here are some things that relieved me time give it time after exercise I used ice on it as the back will swell Ice is a anti inflamatory There's a cream I used Topicin it's for neuropathy and fibromyalgia which I also have It does quiet the nerve Good luck
@popolopo : have suffered from bouts of Sciatica for 10 years now. Started gradually, intermittently, the became worse over time. One leg at first, then the other one joined in. Had 2 guided injections (Oct. 16, May 17). They did help with the acute flare-up. However, best advice I can give you is to stick with the back exercises, and I’m sure the doctor also added core strengthening exercises. I do those daily (well, about 350 days/year), and I am mostly pain free. Perhaps take a session from a good physical therapist who specializes in back problems, and if you are open-minded, perhaps some acupuncture.
I had tried chiropractic when the pain first started, but that did not work at all. Sports massages did help, but only temporary. Sorry I can’t wave a magic wand and make your pain go away….
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Thanks for the advice, I will keep up the exercises and walking as long as I can.
Have you heard of egosque method ? His methods have gotten rid of my pain. There are a lot of videos on YouTube with lots of explanations…
@popolopo This is an interesting topic, but I have no idea what to do for sciatica. I had a bout of it in the summer and despite hearing that sitting for long periods of time was not good for it, I did that. We drove 3 hours up and 3 hours back to our place in Maine, and then sat around for about 2 hours talking to my husband's adult grandchildren who were there. The next day the pain was so unbearable, it was honestly worse than childbirth. It caused me to have a presyncope episode, fall to the floor, and have a femur fracture! That led me to discover that I had somewhat advanced osteoporosis, and the rest is history. Not a fun journey.
So although I can't say what you should do for it, I can say, do not sit for very long periods of time. I am interested in hearing what others say helps it though. Interestingly, after fracturing my femur, my sciatica went away! That was the only time I have ever had it except for having it mildly when I was pregnant, many, many years ago.
@popolopo – I also had this when pregnant, like @contentandwell. It was so bad I went from waking up one day and feeling like my body was off, to holding onto walls at work, since the pain got so bad I could hardly walk by the end of the day. I was on medical leave for a month, using crutches, a walker, and a scooter at the grocery store. My doctor was very conservative with me due to my pregnancy, and I did a lot of icing, exercise and rest. I did learn that a physiatrist (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) could do a shot for my pain, but it was about 4 days before my induction was scheduled, so I opted to wait to see if delivering the baby helped with the pain. It completely alleviated it.
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@popolopo I had sciatica pain while I was on my walker down street it hit me like a ton of bricks . My leg just went out from under me I had to sit for awhile till I got home . The Dr. told me to ice it first them heat also using the resistance band to stretch it several times a day well eventually it went away . But yes sitting to long at a time will increase it is what I found out too. Hope this helped
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@lisalucier When I was in the labor room I couldn't feel either leg it was the way the baby was laying on the nerves mine was both and yes you are right after delivery my legs where fine then Boy what we women go through
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