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kycat2007
09-29-2007, 11:29 AM
I have this on occasion and usually a heat pad helps. Just curious if any have had it and if they have any suggestions. I am taking ibu s and am considering naproxin. I have been stretching quite a bit as well.

Maristar210
09-29-2007, 11:41 AM
I have this on occasion and usually a heat pad helps. Just curious if any have had it and if they have any suggestions. I am taking ibu s and am considering naproxin. I have been stretching quite a bit as well.

I'm no doctor but flexorill and vodka make it all better.

(Kidding)

André
09-29-2007, 07:10 PM
I have this on occasion and usually a heat pad helps. Just curious if any have had it and if they have any suggestions. I am taking ibu s and am considering naproxin. I have been stretching quite a bit as well.
Naproxin 500 mg is my drug of choice.I drop one and a half as soon as i feel the pain and put ICE for the first 24 hrs.
Good luck!

TMCNo1
09-29-2007, 07:47 PM
I've had a haywire Sciatic Nerve in the right leg since June, 2003. Thought it was just a cramp, but learned otherwise, but the Dr. prescribed 50 mg Tramadol every 6 hrs. as need but usually on task only 2 , 1 before breakfast, 1 before dinner and they work.

TX.X-30 fan
09-29-2007, 07:47 PM
Not sure what a sciattica is but if the wife is willing this should take your mind off what ever is hurting. :D



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Hey and 210's vodka suggestion is well worth a try. ;)

TMCNo1
09-29-2007, 07:56 PM
Not sure what a sciattica is :D

It is a nerve that runs from the spine to the heel of each leg and when pinched, in the spine it feels like a severe leg cramp starting at the butt cheeks then down the leg. It will hinder your walking and make it near impossible to sleep, sit, drive when it is fired up. I was x-rayed and they found some degeneration of the spine from Artheritis was pinching it.

TX.X-30 fan
09-29-2007, 08:14 PM
It is a nerve that runs from the spine to the heel of each leg and when pinched, in the spine it feels like a severe leg cramp starting at the butt cheeks then down the leg. It will hinder your walking and make it near impossible to sleep, sit, drive when it is fired up. I was x-rayed and they found some degeneration of the spine from Artheritis was pinching it.



Never meant to make light of the condition, thanks #1 for the clarification. I have noticed the ache's and pains are more common as I gracefully start to age, I'm just still in denial and want to be 28 like my mind thinks I am. :rolleyes: I think I understand what is being said, I myself try not to medicate every thing that happens to me. We are bombarded with pills that will make everything ok. The wife and I love to listen to the side-effects in the pill adds.

May cause: Incontinence, constipation, anal seepage, dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, dry eyes, blood in your urine, hypothermia, and 4 hour erections!!!!!......................... ect. :D :D

Maristar210
09-29-2007, 08:28 PM
Never meant to make light of the condition, thanks #1 for the clarification. I have noticed the ache's and pains are more common as I gracefully start to age, I'm just still in denial and want to be 28 like my mind thinks I am. :rolleyes: I think I understand what is being said, I myself try not to medicate every thing that happens to me. We are bombarded with pills that will make everything ok. The wife and I love to listen to the side-effects in the pill adds.

May cause: Incontinence, constipation, anal seepage, dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, dry eyes, blood in your urine, hypothermia, and 4 hour erections!!!!!......................... ect. :D :D


S

Hell gettin' old eh?

wakolman
09-29-2007, 09:59 PM
A good Gonstead Chiropractor will address the problem specifically, relieve the nerve pressure, and then leave you alone so your body's innate intelligence can heal itself.

My wife has taken care of hundreds of people this year alone with sciatica. No surgery, no drugs, and with seeing her a few times (not the "3 times a week for the next 10 weeks" pitch that some might give you) she says that 90% of the people have complete relief.

Your nerves are the wiring between your brain and all organs and muscles. If there is interference anywhere along the nerve, then the signal from the brain isn't full strength (like standing on a garden hose and seeing the flow reduced). Do you go to the dentist at least once a year? I hope so, for a check up. Think of chiropractic in a similar light. A check up for the spine.

Think Chiropractic first. It makes sense. You might spent a few hundred bucks at the chiropractor after a x-ray and a few visits. How much does it cost to go through an MD? GP appointments, specialist appointments, MRI's, pain meds, cortizone shots, etc. You or your insurance will be paying a bill in the thousands. And nobody will have given you a specific spinal adjustment to give you the best chance of relieving that nerve pressure causing your pain. I am sure this will create a stir. I am not against what the medical world does, we need them too.

No, it doesn't hurt. Our 15 month old giggles when she is adjusted. No, you can't be paralyzed. If there is a chance of that happening, do you think a Chiropractor would risk it?

brat
09-29-2007, 11:06 PM
If you are having REAL sciatic problems DO NOT do the chiropractic thing, been there done that DID NOT work. SEE a neurosurgeon and have an MRI. I suffered through a couple of years of this pain and failed chiropractic treatments then got instant relief from an outpatient surgery, almost two years ago and still feel great.

tex
09-29-2007, 11:14 PM
Blow your knee out twice in one year and you will forget about Sciatic Nerve pain.

6ballsisall
09-29-2007, 11:16 PM
Ditto the Chiropractor route. I was fortunate enough to find a good one here by our place, he has worked wonders on my back. Prior to this guy, it has been about 6 years since I had a good chiropractor. It took a while to get it back in line but I am feeling MUCH better these days.....

Hoosier Bob
09-29-2007, 11:18 PM
I hang upside down and do shots of yager! Then two Flexoral and a Hydrocodone? I think that is what they are called. I think it works great but really do not know as I cannot remember.:o

Of course this all begins with 10-12 Miller Lites!

TMCNo1
09-30-2007, 07:29 AM
A good Gonstead Chiropractor will address the problem specifically, relieve the nerve pressure, and then leave you alone so your body's innate intelligence can heal itself.

My wife has taken care of hundreds of people this year alone with sciatica. No surgery, no drugs, and with seeing her a few times (not the "3 times a week for the next 10 weeks" pitch that some might give you) she says that 90% of the people have complete relief.

Your nerves are the wiring between your brain and all organs and muscles. If there is interference anywhere along the nerve, then the signal from the brain isn't full strength (like standing on a garden hose and seeing the flow reduced). Do you go to the dentist at least once a year? I hope so, for a check up. Think of chiropractic in a similar light. A check up for the spine.

Think Chiropractic first. It makes sense. You might spent a few hundred bucks at the chiropractor after a x-ray and a few visits. How much does it cost to go through an MD? GP appointments, specialist appointments, MRI's, pain meds, cortizone shots, etc. You or your insurance will be paying a bill in the thousands. And nobody will have given you a specific spinal adjustment to give you the best chance of relieving that nerve pressure causing your pain. I am sure this will create a stir. I am not against what the medical world does, we need them too.

No, it doesn't hurt. Our 15 month old giggles when she is adjusted. No, you can't be paralyzed. If there is a chance of that happening, do you think a Chiropractor would risk it?

I went the Chiropractor route also, but for me it did not work for me and I still do the excercises he had me do at home. Not everyone has the same causes and I happen to be one of them. I even talked to my Dr. about the Chiorpractor and he said it was OK, but said it wouldn't work, so both agree that surgrery is my next option if the meds fail and so far they work.

ski36short
09-30-2007, 06:52 PM
I've encountered sciatica a couple times this year - not fun. Lost most of July on the water and may be done for the year after it resurfaced again about a week and a half ago. I saw a couple back specialists and had an MRI which showed no nerve or disc damage, just some SI joint inflammation. I've done the chiropractor, gotten massages, and nothing seems to make it go away other than a long time. Celebrex and Flexoril help but not enough to get me back on the water... Not sure what caused it (maybe not stretching enough before skiing?), not sure what makes it go away but hopefully it goes away over the winter and doesn't come back.

Monte
09-30-2007, 10:49 PM
Leah (unoficial TT RN8p ) on as Monte...

You are doing the correct thing by stretching...just be sure that you are stretching correctly...a trainer at your local gym can show you some good low back and hamstring stretches. Low impact exercising like swimming could also help. If this continues to be a problem, an orthopedic doc that specializes in back pain or a nuero doc could check you out to make sure that there isn't something more serious going on like stenosis of the spine or another possibly damaging disorder...

Hope you are feeling better!

kycat2007
10-01-2007, 02:43 PM
Ok I have listenened and am trying what some of you said. Saturday I drank ten coors light and was feeling pretty good except for the nerve issue. I decided to hang from a friends swing upside down like I had read on the board. After my head had engorged with blood I took the flex and alieve like was stated. I then proceeded to take yager shots like Doc Bob had instructed. I did feel better but when I woke up the next morning my head hurt a bit and the nerve was back to hurting again.;)

TMCNo1
10-01-2007, 02:59 PM
Have you tried the old home remedy of playing in traffic? One semi, double clutchin', mother clunking tractor trailer truck right in the chest will cure it all!:D I was going to try it first to stop the pain, but the wife convinced me to go see the doctor!