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Painful Sciatic Nerve

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Discussions Health, Mind & Body Common Ailments Painful Sciatic Nerve

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    Profile photo of Angie36Angie36
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    Angie36

    Have this problem on the right side. Have been prescribed nerve tablets to no avail. Dose was doubled, I then had irritating skin over the body trunk. Stopped this tablet last Friday, itching has now eased.

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    fern

    Oh dear Angie! 🙁 That sounds awful. I totally know the feeling of sciatic nerve pain. Hope you can get to grips with it. I’ve had it for about 8 years now. I tried physiotherapy and I’ve now got a few exercises up my sleeve which eases it somewhat. I hope you can find something that helps you. All the very best.

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    Profile photo of LoyalLoyal
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    Loyal

    Finally found an appropriate old thread to use!
    Hey out there, there will be many people unfortunately suffering with sciatica. Anyone got any suggestions or hints for how they dealt with this PAINFUL condition. Particularly bad when one is laying down, & sitting too. Already got fatigue from a medication I am on, so can hardly be on my feet all day & night, & hard to not ever sit down on those excessively hot days we’ve had! Still hurts when standing…. all down right hip, leg & foot, but feels a bit better than laying/sitting!! Hardly had any sleep for a week now. Please anyone out there who’s had or still got sciatica…what can one do to help oneself!

    Loyal - Bay of Plenty 🙂

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    Profile photo of LoyalLoyal
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    Loyal

    Please anybody?? Surely someone out there has had this common but painful thing?? Any tips or hints on how to make it easier would be greatly appreciated.

    Loyal - Bay of Plenty 🙂

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    jordy1965

    Hi there, my Mum has terrible sciatic nerve pain had major surgery in January and this pain has slowed her recovery, do you mind sharing what exercises are helping you?

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    TedE

    I have been having problems with waking up with pain in my hips which have been replaces. Xrays indicated the replacements were not the problem but a hospital Physio Therapist suggested the symptoms indicated pinched sciatic nerve of which there are several apparently. He gave me an exercise which was very painful to start with but which after reducing the repetitions and taking rests between reps have made a considerable difference. I have been increasing the number of lifts at one per week and have gone from 5lifts with 30 second rest repeated 10 times up to 9 lifts 10 times at each session. Do that about 3 times a day if I’m able and it has decreased my problems. He also gave me excercises for the neck as well and they have made a very big difference to my life. I still take panadol and codeine at times to help me get started but it has been well worth it. I thought i was reasonably fit but my range of movement has been reduced over the years and I’d been avoiding some movements because of the pain. But actually moving them has improved things and enabled me to control the headaches more as well. Cut down on the use of codeine a lot.
    I’d been referred to the Hospital Physio Dept by my Dr to see if they could help me.

    TedE - Papakura -

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