(Closed) Anyone suffer from sciatica?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m sorry, I don’t have sciatica, but do have back pain from time to time. Do you see a chiropractor? When I had a bulged disc two years ago, he helped me find relief!! That, combined with 800 mg of advil and a heating pad! I hope you feel better soon!!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I have had issues with it on and off.

If you can get to your doctor get a prescription for muscle relaxers and take some ibuprofen. Helps immensely.

When you’re feeling better and up to it, I have found that working on strengthening my core keeps it bay.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@KatNYC2011: I would definitely seek treatment. If it is worse than anything you’ve had in the past, you should find out why it isn’t responding to your pain meds, stretching, etc.  I take it you’ve been officially diagnosed with sciatica? What treatments did your doc tell you to use at the time? Could you just put in a call to your doctor, maybe? Back pain sucks!!! Hang in there!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had trouble with mine for about a month a year ago.  I have never had so much pain in my life!

I found that ice worked better for me than heat, I was also taking a muscle relaxer.  I was also told that sitting on soft things like couches made it worse and it was true for me.  Try sitting on a hard chair.

I hope you feel better soon!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve had back pain/issues my entire life…and sciatica as well. I would suggest doing 30 minutes of ice therapy when you can.  I’m guessing you can’t while at work.  But my chiropractor says ice, ice baby!  But no longer then 30 minutes or it can actually make things worse.

I have always been terrified of chiropractors because of a bad experience until I found my current doctor.  His approach is the gentle approach.  He doesn’t believe in twisting and contorting.  It’s more a wellness program with therapy.  And it does make my back feel better. 

I’ve also found that if you lie on your back with legs stretched in front as if laying down.  Bring left knee into chest as if hugging…but instead of aiming for chest, aim for your left armpit.  Nice and high stretch.  Release and do other side.  Keep doing for a few times each side. 

And yoga, yoga, yoga.  If you can find a yoga class you like or even doing it at home…at least once a week…if you can.  You won’t have back problems much longer.  It’s just sticking to it.

PM me is you have any questions.  I hope you feel better. Back pain is not fun, I can totally relate with what you’re experiencing.  Hang in there.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@KatNYC2011:I feel your pain.  I hope you can find relief. 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@KatNYC2011: I would try alternating ice and heat. Heat worked better for me, but ice works better for others. I just looked it up and a few articles said to try alternating with both. I hope you feel better tonight!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@KatNYC2011: How much advil did you take? I had to take 800 mg at about 3-4 times a day or it didn’t do anything for the pain. I also had a prescription muscle relaxer, but only took it one night because it made me super drowsy the next morning and it was hard to function at work, since I was so sleepy. Not sure if there are good otc muscle relaxers or not. I remember the pain all too well. I could barely move and barely drive to see the chiropractor. He fixed me up, though. He used a massaging tool (not sure what it is called) which felt good and really helped. Only had to go 2x per week for 3-4 weeks and then I was back to normal. Hang in there. 🙂

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