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Chiropractors! Anybody been to one! Sciatica OUCH!

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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
Argh...fed up of this trapped nerve...started with a sore back and now got to my left butt cheek and the pain goes down my leg...been to the docs who had given me the best pain killers in the world (codiene...amazing). Was sent to Physiotherapy last week...all she did was stick her elbow on my butt and moved my legs to see where the pain was...been given 'homework' but no difference...I've still got a huge pain in the ass!! Go back on Friday...but...

Someone suggested going to a Chiropractor...I'm willing to try anything...has anybody been to one before? Any good?

Rep to all helpful comments and/or jokes about my left cheek ha!
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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I'm in the same position, got Diazapam (sp?) for mine, was great :-D. However, am left with a sore right side of my back and pain down my right leg.

Physio last Tuesday left me worse off, throbbing pain in my hip:x Gotta go back tomorrow, also got the exercises to do to loosen it up. Not helping though so would interested to hear how others managed to get better :thumbsup:
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Hi, best cure for Sciatica........which is an absolutely vile thing to have, so my sympathies go out to you, is patience and keeping active. Painkillers are helpful.......codiene about the best, but it can make you constipated...........I felt like I was permanently living Elvis's last moments :-D

I had mine the worst about 4 years ago, the only thing that made it better then was falling down some steps, I must have dislodged the trapped nerve, or chopped it off LOL.

Keep active, do as much as you can, it will get better but no quick fix I'm afraid. Try the excercises, they might help.
#3
I was given 500mg solpadol and they seem to do the trick...just don't want to take the all the time! Don't think sitting at a desk all day is helping...by afternoon I can barely get up lol!
#4
I prefer osteopaths myself.

Chiropracters can be a bit 'rough' whereas an osteopath uses plently of massage and more gentle manipulation to get things back into place.

Be aware that sometimes the treatment can leave you feeling a bit uncomfortable afterwards,but once things have settled down(you may need a few sessions) it's as if you never had the pain in the first place!

A tip for you:

It sounds like your nerve is inflamed,try using an ice pack,or pack of frozen peas wrapped in a towel,on the butt area.....for about 15 mins on then 15 mins off......do this throughout the day and it could help reduce the inflammation.My osteo told me this and I use this at the first sign of trouble,it also means that I haven't needed to see him for a few years as well:thumbsup:

And yes,as has been said,try to keep mobile as much as you can.
#5
chunky
I was given 500mg solpadol and they seem to do the trick...just don't want to take the all the time! Don't think sitting at a desk all day is helping...by afternoon I can barely get up lol!


Part of the problem may be your spine fixing itself and becoming inflexible. Try a Mackenzie type lumbar roll behing the base of your spine when you are sitting, this will encourage your spine into a more natural curve. Get one for the car too if you do a fair ammount of driving.
#6
MrGrumpyman;6693000
Hi, best cure for Sciatica........which is an absolutely vile thing to have, so my sympathies go out to you, is patience and keeping active. Painkillers are helpful.......codiene about the best, but it can make you constipated...........I felt like I was permanently living Elvis's last moments :-D

I had mine the worst about 4 years ago, the only thing that made it better then was falling down some steps, I must have dislodged the trapped nerve, or chopped it off LOL.

Keep active, do as much as you can, it will get better but no quick fix I'm afraid. Try the excercises, they might help.

Cool thanks...would actually consider throwing myself down the stairs just so it would go away lol! Trying to only take two tablets a day so haven't had any elvis moments...yet!
#7
chunky;6693048
Cool thanks...would actually consider throwing myself down the stairs just so it would go away lol! Trying to only take two tablets a day so haven't had any elvis moments...yet!
#8
muckypup;6693025
I prefer osteopaths myself.

Chiropracters can be a bit 'rough' whereas an osteopath uses plently of massage and more gentle manipulation to get things back into place.

Be aware that sometimes the treatment can leave you feeling a bit uncomfortable afterwards,but once things have settled down(you may need a few sessions) it's as if you never had the pain in the first place!

A tip for you:

It sounds like you're nerve is inflamed,try using an ice pack,or pack of frozen peas wrapped in a towel,on the butt area.....for about 15 mins on then 15 mins off......do this throughout the day and it could help reduce the inflammation.My osteo told me this and I use this at the first sign of trouble,it also means that I haven't needed to see him for a few years as well:thumbsup:

And yes,as has been said,try to keep mobile as much as you can.

Great, will try some ice :)
#9
muckypup
I prefer osteopaths myself.

Chiropracters can be a bit 'rough' whereas an osteopath uses plently of massage and more gentle manipulation to get things back into place.

Be aware that sometimes the treatment can leave you feeling a bit uncomfortable afterwards,but once things have settled down(you may need a few sessions) it's as if you never had the pain in the first place!

A tip for you:

It sounds like you're nerve is inflamed,try using an ice pack,or pack of frozen peas wrapped in a towel,on the butt area.....for about 15 mins on then 15 mins off......do this throughout the day and it could help reduce the inflammation.My osteo told me this and I use this at the first sign of trouble,it also means that I haven't needed to see him for a few years as well:thumbsup:

And yes,as has been said,try to keep mobile as much as you can.


My Doctor said my nerve was trapped but also the muscle had gone in spasm so that why the Diazapam (to relax the muscle). Gonna try the ice pack thing, cos I was told that keeping it warm would be good but after a bath I can hardly move, so its obviously the wrong advise. Thanks for that :-D
#10
MrGrumpyman;6693044
Part of the problem may be your spine fixing itself and becoming inflexible. Try a Mackenzie type lumbar roll behing the base of your spine when you are sitting, this will encourage your spine into a more natural curve. Get one for the car too if you do a fair ammount of driving.

Got a back support on my chair at work a few days ago, not felt any difference yet however living in hope lol!
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KazzyD
My Doctor said my nerve was trapped but also the muscle had gone in spasm so that why the Diazapam (to relax the muscle). Gonna try the ice pack thing, cos I was told that keeping it warm would be good but after a bath I can hardly move, so its obviously the wrong advise. Thanks for that :-D

It's a common misconception,we assume heat for a bad back,but it's the cold that reduces swelling.

My lower back does the same as yours,the muscle goes into spasm to protect the nerve........walking up stairs is the worst ain't it?
#12
muckypup
It's a common misconception,we assume heat for a bad back,but it's the cold that reduces swelling.

My lower back does the same as yours,the muscle goes into spasm to protect the nerve........walking up stairs is the worst ain't it?


Crawling to the loo has to be my low point - no wait, asking my 9yr old son to pull my knickers down for me has to be the worst for both of us :oops:
#13
KazzyD
Crawling to the loo has to be my low point - no wait, asking my 9yr old son to pull my knickers down for me has to be the worst for both of us :oops:

I feel your pain......and shame!!:friends:
#14
MrGrumpyman
Hi, best cure for Sciatica........which is an absolutely vile thing to have, so my sympathies go out to you, is patience and keeping active. Painkillers are helpful.......codiene about the best, but it can make you constipated...........I felt like I was permanently living Elvis's last moments :-D

I had mine the worst about 4 years ago, the only thing that made it better then was falling down some steps, I must have dislodged the trapped nerve, or chopped it off LOL.

Keep active, do as much as you can, it will get better but no quick fix I'm afraid. Try the excercises, they might help.


Thanks for info about Codeine, I thought something was wrong :whistling:

I've just been for the scan and am awaiting the inevitable physio sessions!
I've had pins and needles in my leg though for 2 weeks so something else must be up.

Work stairs here we come...and of course the following personal injury 'claim' :p
#15
My husband tried chiropractors, masseusses, chinese medicine, doctors, physio etc for his back.... He found the chiropractor the most help out of all of em.

Good job i'm not the jealous type really.......lol
#16
Currently in the same boat. Going to the Osteopath at the moment. It has helped, but for me it seems to be a slow process. Been given homework, but doesn't seems to be helping. Also, been told to apply hot and cold to the lower back/butt.

By the sounds of it Chiropractors sounds like it's more painful but quicker for recovery. Might be interested to see one myself.... afterall, having the intensed pain over some sessions is better than having the pain in the back and leg over many years.

Might investigate into acupuncture too.

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