(Closed) Sciatic problems?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

GET A BODY PILLOW.  I had it in a bad, bad way when I was pregnant with both girls.  It is scary because sometimes your legs start going numb if you move the wrong way.  I found laying with the body pillow wrapped around me and between my legs helped at night.  During the day, honestly nothing helped.  I could not sit or stand for very long and laying on my side was best.  Obviously I could not lay on my tummy or back because I was hugely pregnant.

I had an employee on modified duties with a sciatic problem and she found physio helped immensly, but then again WSIB was paying for it, and OHIP doesn’t cover physio!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ugh, I know that pain.  Sorry your hurting lady.  I have to go the chiropracter for mine.  He has be stand with a square between me and the wall and move my shoulders towards the wall.  A good massage from the Darling Husband might help, it usually helps mine alittle.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@bakerella:  Well, you could try but your husband might have to “un-pose” you when he gets home :-p  

How about having your husband try massaging it?  Seriously, sciatica is a perfect excuse to get some hands on attention, and it WILL make you feel better if he does it right!

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Stretch, massage, chiropractic and between knees pillow. Apply ice for 48-72 hours and then switch to heat after that. If it gets terrible and none of those things work, a nerve block may. I see them done all the time, but they’re a last resort and look pretty brutal ๐Ÿ™

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Run run Bakerella! Remember to switch to heat later!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have to do the warrior 1 every day!  It really helps!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@bakerella:  The exercise you are describing from the Jillian DVD sounds like it is helping your pyriformis. I took a dance class and we used to do that stretch all the time. Love it! It helps my back and knees when I do it. Hope you feel better soon. Back pain is the pits.

Fiance is a chiropractor. I just asked him (well, texted him, he is upstairs) and he says to ice it and 800 mg of Ibuprofen if you can take that because it is anti-inflammatory. Ice it a lot. Yes to the pillow between your legs when sleeping.

Fiance says it could be anything and encourages a chiropractic evaluation.  Your discomfort could be anything from sacroiliac joint pain, disc problems (you could have a slipped disc and not know it), or a tight pyriformis/tight leg muscles. A lot of low back pain occurs from sitting with our office jobs, poor posture, and tight leg muscles. Vertebrae become displaced (subluxations) and wear on the spinal colum, immune system, nerves and soft tissue. Chiro’s are awesome at preventing the degeneration of the spine and preventing the back surgery and cortisone injections in the spine –these are terrible because they deteriorate the joint and should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Strech strech strech and also there is a homeopathic pill u can take that works wonders. I had this and it helped so much. Look for it at trader joes or whole foods. It’s BHI heel for back.

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