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wlewis
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pinched sciatica

#243342 1 year, 4 months ago
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Re: pinched sciatica

#243350 1 year, 4 months ago
doesn't sound too good. get well soon
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Re: pinched sciatica

#243357 1 year, 4 months ago
wlewis wrote:
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This happened to me in my early twenties because of moving a couch with a buddy. This was after long periods of driving and depressing a gas pedal on tours exacerbated the situation. I used jamaican dogwood tincture with horestail tea to help fix the problem, in conjunction with other tea additives specific to my body area. But the dogwood and horestail regimen worked well for me as did regular everyday stretching of my hip and pain area. Its tough when a nerve runs the length of your leg and through the pelvis whixh is constantly in motion. Good luck to you it may take awhile to get back to normal, mine still hurts every now and then.
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Re: pinched sciatica

#243358 1 year, 4 months ago
You should not take either for more than a few week period, especially the horsetail. Kava tincture though expensive is fantastic for relaxing tensed muscles if the condition may be related to an unconcious stress reaction.
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Re: pinched sciatica

#243360 1 year, 4 months ago
Try Aleve (naproxen). It helps with sciatica. Helped me.
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Re: pinched sciatica

#243363 1 year, 4 months ago
Sorry to hear. Hope u feel better soon.

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Re: pinched sciatica

#243374 1 year, 4 months ago
Try to space out the pain killers they prescribe you ( I know it's tough...) otherwise you'll end up fiending.

I've got degenerative disc disease, and as such, am constantly struggling with my sciatic nerve. I know what you're going through.

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Re: pinched sciatica

#243376 1 year, 4 months ago
What's causing it?

A new bed, shoes, job...

I lived in a car for about 1.5 years and the position I slept in twisted my back.

I bought a van and slept on a flat surface and it went away after a couple of months.

Just saying maybe there's something In Your environment that may help to change.
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Re: pinched sciatica

#243380 1 year, 4 months ago
Get well soon indeed. I hope you can take your mind off it somehow. I've found not dwelling on pain helps alleviate it. If it's beyond that then good luck with whichever remedy you try.
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Re: pinched sciatica

#243392 1 year, 4 months ago
i had similar. i determined that is largely due to loss of core strength from getting older and putting on more weight, and aggravated by stress. i remember not being able to walk and spending the night in a hot bathtub, which provided some relief, but wondering how the hell i was gonna get out. acupuncture was good for acute pain, more likely due to the fact i could take an hour out of the work day and go to a calm relaxing place to have it done. for long term care, i do tai chi and it has really helped. you can start with some simple exercises like below, though i find it is better to take a class with beginners and stumble through the movements....being a natural mimic and exhibitionist, big stupid pratfalls in the presence of others seems to motivate me. good luck!

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