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HELP - sciatica so bad I was in tears getting dressed this morning!!

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oopsadaisyangel Thu 25-Sep-08 09:05:02

its been getting steadily worse over the last week or so but now it seems to have reached an all time low!! Its sore all the time and just gets 10 times worse when I move - is there anything I can do for it?? sad

OMaLittle Thu 25-Sep-08 09:07:58

If it helps I was in tears at 36 weeks (on my 30th birthday when I was babysitting and DH stayed out with my friends hmm - but honestly was crying from pain) and it never got that bad again. Might not help but could give you hope that it won't just get worse and worse until you pop.

Mimsy2000 Thu 25-Sep-08 09:10:33

poor you - i had sciatica after i hurt my lower back and it really is awful. i would defo go to see your GP and get some physio help. in the meantime paracetemol worked well and icing the point of the injury. for me it was my lower back. ice sounds awful but really helps.

oopsadaisyangel Thu 25-Sep-08 09:18:33

Waiting on the GP phoning me back - tried to make an appointment but they told me I'd have to wait two weeks hmm so GP is going to give me a call. I sit at a desk all day at work and it doesn't seem to be helping it - if anything its making it worse. I try and get up and walk about regularly to ease it off but ....... oh I'm just sick of it!!

mamatilly Thu 25-Sep-08 09:46:45

i also have pretty intense sciatica and have found a wonderful osteopath who sooths the pain away each week... it does come back again but seeing her regularly keeps it under control ... could you find a local osteopath? try natural health centre/clinic near you... she charges £35 a session...

also found that a couple of hot water bottles at night strategically placed at sorest points of back/hips etc really soothing xxx plus warm baths with lavender oil before bed and also some mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons.......

good luck

Shells Thu 25-Sep-08 09:51:41

ARe you pregnant? If not, then Ibuprofen is better than Paracetamol for these things. I sympathise. I've had it for years. Its awful.

And make sure your chair is at a good height and your hips aren't lower than your knees.

orangina Thu 25-Sep-08 09:57:48

I had terrible sciatica (on one side only) in late0ish pregnancy, and found an osteopath who basically sorted it out in a single session. Well worth the £40 or whatever... where are you, can anyone recommend an osteo for you?

georgiemum Thu 25-Sep-08 10:02:22

My sister gets this a lot. She swears by her chiropractor.

oopsadaisyangel Thu 25-Sep-08 10:04:42

Yeah I'm 24 weeks pregnant. Thanks for all the advice I'll have a wee look and see if i can find a osteo local.

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