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Stevie_C

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Sciatica
« on: Oct 30, 2012, 18:09 »
I'm suffering from sciatica at the moment, it's a reoccurring problem which started after I took a big fall while rock climbing, didn't hit the ground but really tweaked my back badly. At the start of last week I couldn't even stand up without incredible pain but it's very slowly getting better. It seems to take longer to recover each time I get it now.
Has anyone else suffered? Did physio help? NHS physio has a very long waiting list so I would have to pay for treatment.

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Re: Sciatica
« Reply #1 on: Oct 30, 2012, 21:44 »
Spend some hard earned on a recommended chiropracter, to get an accurate diagnosis. The NHS is not well set up for musculoskeletal stuff...
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Re: Sciatica
« Reply #2 on: Nov 01, 2012, 19:20 »
I feel for you Pal..........I had to have a disc removed last year due to nerve compression........ I found Pilates really helped me as it helps strengthen the muscles around your sciatic nerve and the other core muscles. I was mis-diagnosed twice with Sciatica before a MRI scan showed my real problem. Have a look on the net for Comfry cream it works wonders on back pain as it get really deep into your body not like man made creams. 
 
From personal experience a Chiropractor cant do much for Sciatica as its nerve compression between muscles. You said you've had the pain since a fall.....did you go get checked out at the Hospital as Sciatic doesnt tend to be a trauma injury.

Also have a look at this guy it worked wonders for me.http://www.fixyourownback.com/

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Re: Sciatica
« Reply #3 on: Nov 08, 2012, 18:31 »
I had sciatica for two years, wasted hundreds on physios and chiropractors. I got fed up and payed for a MRI. It turns out I had a herniated disc on L4 L5 pressing in the nerve. All the physio in the world wouldn't help this which makes thing about all the money a wasted try to treat something that wasn't properly diagnosed.

After the MRI the Consultant suggested surgery, I decided to spend my redundancy money on this surgery as I couldn't bare the pain anymore. After surgery, I had immediate relief from the pain, and my condition got better and better.

I'm pretty sure some of the physio made things worse. I also had acupuncture (NHS), god knows how that would have solved a dodgy disc. I think it was for more pain management.

My advice would be to get an MRI done, so at least then, you can determine the best treatment.

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Re: Sciatica
« Reply #4 on: Nov 10, 2012, 20:11 »
My advice with getting imaging

Treat the patient not the scan meaning use imaging to confirm diagnosis, I am not a spinal specialist however a decent clinician  will have a working diagnosis and then decide if imaging is required.

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Re: Sciatica
« Reply #5 on: Nov 10, 2012, 22:00 »
Fully agree. Hear the above but 20 to 30% of bulging discs are seen in everyone's backs after the 4th decade of life.

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Re: Sciatica
« Reply #6 on: Oct 04, 2013, 09:28 »
Try to get an appointment with the NHS physio if poss as even if they can't do much to directly treat the issue, they may be able to pinpoint the cause of the problem (can be caused by a number of different things). Once you know what the issue is, you can get on with getting it sorted.
I did this and now I've been doing Pilates for about a year now and my Sciatica has almost gone! My instructor is a Physio as well so she makes sure none of the exercises are likely to be damaging. It helps on the bike too as a better core helps to move the bike about more:)


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