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Painful Sciatic Nerve

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Discussions Health, Mind & Body Common Ailments Painful Sciatic Nerve

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    Angie36
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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.

    #921187
    fern
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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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    Loyal
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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 🙂

    #1658538
    Loyal
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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 🙂

    #1717798
    jordy1965
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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
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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 -

    #1720438
    vtigez
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    vtigez

    I’ve been suffering with painful sciatica for just over a year now. I understand how bad it can be.
    I’ve got it down th left side. A couple of damaged disc’s in my lower back are sitting on th sciatic nerve that runs down my left leg. It was so bad at first, I could swear I was walking on hot broken glass at night, coz it would wake me up all th time.
    Th first few nights, I couldn’t even lay on my back.

    Not sure if I have any tips or useful info.

    I had it so bad at first, I couldn’t hardly move, so I was in hospital for awhile, on morphine and other meds too. (It actually felt like there was a sharp knife in my back, and no one could pull it out).
    Sometimes magnesium can help.

    When I could hardly move, I found th heat of an electric blanket would help with th pain down th back of my leg and back.
    I was under acc for awhile, th physio was painful, at first.
    Then acc provided a few weekly sessions of acupuncture. I had no idea what that was at first, coz I didn’t know much about it, and never had it before. Tell you th truth, I was very skeptic about it. Never thought it would be of any benefit at all.
    But I gave it a try, didn’t really notice anything for th first couple of sessions, but after th third one, I did feel improvement ! not th same day, but after a couple of days. I knew it had to be that.
    So I was looking forward to more, but then I found out to my disappointment, acc doesn’t provide anymore. If I wanted more I had to attend a public acupuncturist, which is expensive, and not working, I couldn’t afford it. 😦.
    After that I just continued with th acc physio. Yes, it was helping a little, but slowly.
    Now my acc help has ended, I’m just finding it harder to find much energy to do things.
    I do go for walks on my crutches every now and again.
    I’ve got bad circulation, so th cold weather in Christchurch doesn’t help.
    I still get sharp pains shooting down my leg every now and again.
    I’ve seen a back specialist a couple of times, and all they are suggesting is cortisteroid injections in my back. Which they said will help with th pain, but would have to be repeated every now and again.
    I don’t think I wanna go through with that, in case it causes other back problems. I do already have another back problem, so I didn’t want anymore.
    I’m just hoping this Sciatica, will eventually heal, so I can get back to my normal self. 😊

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by  vtigez.
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