Sciatic pain

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  1. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Gave anyone experienced sciatic discomfort.
    Sciatic nerve is a bundle of nerves from lumbar 4 , 5 and s1, s2, s3,
    The bundle goes from vertebral column to your toes.
     
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  3. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Have any of you experienced pain in your hip, leg, or foot on the same side ?
     
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  5. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    My Mrs undergoes periods of sciatic pain. Generally put down to the nerve being crushed to some extent between vertebrae and disks. Short remedy she takes Voltaren tablets...More permanent remedy, she has undergone stretching exersises which appears to have helped somewhat.

    Personally even at my age, I do not suffer from any type of back pain. Lucky? I put it down actually to having it drummed into me when I was an Apprentice, to always lift any load kinetically. ie bending at the knees, not bending your back! and not using your back as analogous to a crane jib.
     
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  7. Gawdzilla Sama Registered Senior Member

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    Boss Lady gets that. Lidocaine patches help. Roll-on Aspercreme with Lidocaine is better.
     
  8. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    does he pain radiate from hip down to her ankle ?
     
  9. Gawdzilla Sama Registered Senior Member

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    Yep. Get to the source of the pain. You don't have to treat the entire nerve path.
     
  10. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    I have some evidence on myself. Main cause is at the nerves exiting from the vertebral column into the formation of the bundle called sciatic tube (sciatic nerve ) . There is a stretch that alleviate the pain of the path.
     
  11. HYPERBAND Registered Senior Member

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    Get an inexpensive inversion table and hang like a bat for 15/20 min a day. It has helped my sciatica for 7 years.
     
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  12. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Do you mean to lay upside down ?

    What kind discomfort you have ? your hip , your shinn by your ankle or by your toes ?
     
  13. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, My wife has done that. It works and is obviously a form of stretching.
     
  14. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Well, experience tells me the pain manifests itself in different regions of the leg depends which nerve is pinched L4 L5, S1 S2 S3, I grant you the whole Sciatica is a bundle of more then 12 nerves
     
  15. Gawdzilla Sama Registered Senior Member

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    So get a nerve chart and educate yourself on the areas that need the 'caine.
     
  16. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Thank you I am in the process , I have found some position to alleviate the discomfort. I just thought to post the situation perhaps might be of use to someone.
     
  17. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Do some yoga (and there are specific exercises for sciatic pain as well). Stretching as well as strengthening the stomach muscles helps (to relieve some of the stress on the spine).
     
  18. birch Valued Senior Member

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    acupuncture
     

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