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Sciatica?

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diodati Mon 24-Apr-17 22:06:21

I'm in agony! Anyone know of anything that helps?

ALemonyPea Mon 24-Apr-17 22:10:58

Heated wheat pad or hot water bottle at the base of your spine. Failing that, a hot bath.

BastardAnts Mon 24-Apr-17 22:14:41

Yoga poses for sciatica on YouTube - I use yoga with Adrienne.

diodati Mon 24-Apr-17 22:26:04

Yoga! I thought of that but seeing as I can no longer touch my toes without screaming... it's been weeks. I saw the GP, who put me on a muscle relaxant and Celebrex, which haven't helped. Lying on my back is the least painful but I'm getting fat and indolent. Also hellishly bored.

BastardAnts Mon 24-Apr-17 22:34:05

Maybe have a search through some vids if you want to try yoga for it- the poses that I find most helpful for sciatic pain are all done lying on your back.

The other thing that I tried in desperation once is acupuncture and it really helped a lot.

HNY2017 Mon 24-Apr-17 22:42:01

Laying, sitting or standing still seems to be the worst for me. I do that stretch where you put your foot on the opposite knee and sit back kind of squatting. It's sore but the stretch feels good.

Huge sympathies. It's so grim.

HNY2017 Mon 24-Apr-17 22:42:35

Moving around helped me but clearly this isn't always an option.

Mummylin Mon 24-Apr-17 22:42:58

I had a tens machine and used tiger balm when I was suffering badly. Best to have bath / shower before applying the balm.
Was also told by my doc not to sit longer than 20 mins at a time. You have my sympathy, it's horrible. And do take your pain killers at a regular interval

diodati Tue 25-Apr-17 09:34:56

Thanks, will give it a go. I have some tiger balm at least!

uggmum Tue 25-Apr-17 11:22:50

I had awful sciatica. The worse pain imaginable. I tried everything
Naproxen, diclofenic codeine, muscle relaxers, nerve blockers, yoga, physio, sports massage, resting it, exercising it. Nothing worked

I had 9 days of diazepam and it worked. I feel like a new woman. To be pain free after 8 months of sciatica is amazing.

I exercise all the time but Ive added in yoga to give me a good stretch out to help prevent it reoccurring

diodati Tue 25-Apr-17 22:58:42

Diazempam is valium, I think? Unfortunately, valium makes me feel depressed. I guess I could try another tranquiliser, like xanax. If I can get a prescription for it...

HNY2017 Wed 26-Apr-17 19:43:32

Another thing is laying on the floor with a tennis ball under your bum cheek, then leaning on it and rolling it around.

diodati Wed 26-Apr-17 22:30:41

I will locate a tennis ball asap!

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