(Closed) Sciatica pain sufferers – anyone else?

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think very little of chiropractors and their techniques. Strong core muscles help, get a physical therapist to correct your posture and movement. That being said, my posture is perfect but I had sciatica from a broken tailbone.  Cortisone injections under fluoroscopy are the way to go. Everyone is so afraid of them, but there’s nothing like it for relief of inflammation. 

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

cbgg:  To the contrary, inections done in a sterile environment by a board certified anesthesiologist under fluoroscopy worried me less than the prospect of remaining in pain for God knows how long. I’ve had cortisone injections in my hip and shoulder too, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat. The hip was years ago and hasn’t bothered me since. The shoulder is better, but I have rotator cuff issues so I have to baby it a bit. I have full mobility but reaching back is a no-no.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

As a figure skater, I had major SI joint pain one season. Acupuncture helped the most. Almost instant relief. And Bikram yoga has kept the pain away 🙂

Chiropractor didn’t help me at all sadly. I felt like I had to keep going back because it wasn’t long-lasting relief. I haven’t been back to the chiro for at least 10 years now and feel fantastic. Mainly due to the yoga.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

cbgg:  I’m so sorry to hear that your condition has worsened. There’s nothing worse than when your own body starts failing you, it feels like a betrayal of sorts.

I’ve heard great things from surgery for problems like yours. Hopefully the spinal specialist can change things for you. In the meantime, stay strong and keep your chin up girl. Take care.

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Talus Rock Retreat

My fiance’ has weight lifted since he was in the 7th grade and a couple of years ago started experincing sciatica pain. He has had the pain on and off now for the past year or so and now it is just so bad that he can’t really move or lift at all at this point. He started going to a sports medicine chiropractor about 2 weeks ago and this guy really knows his stuff. He has been working on my fiance’ now and it has helped tremendously, but today he tweaked his back and he’s not sure how and he’s pretty upset about it:( He’s going back on Monday for another adjustment, but I know how frustrating it can get because I feel awful for him. He loves to lift and he just can’t do it anymore at this point. 

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