Sciatica advice

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Draig, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Draig

    Draig Central Defender

    I managed to twang my back this afternoon and now I've got sciatica from just above my waist right down to my foot.

    I'm after some useful advice about treatment. I'm considering sports massage or maybe even going to a chiropractor so am asking if anyone else has had sciatica treated by either of these and if they worked or not? Also does anyone have any other recommendations?
  2. A lovely place, try the little restaurant near the beach.
  3. Mantobar

    Mantobar Midfield

    GP gave me some tablets sorted it. but ages ago can't remember what they were
    Thought i had pulled me calf and hamstring. No idea it was sciatica
  4. Invictus

    Invictus Central Defender

    Have a look on tinternet for sciatica exercises. Have a try of them and see which ones help.
    If you have only done it this afternoon then rest will probably be the best thing for a couple of days.
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  5. nodandawink

    nodandawink Full Back

    This. Get some exercises - do them. Every day if at all possible. Strongly recommend not stopping when it eases off as the bloody thing keeps coming back!

    Wouldn’t bother with a chiropractor- but a decent physio to demo the exercises might be smart.
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  6. LozB

    LozB Midfield

    Rest, but don't lie down for ages you'll feel worse when you try and get up. Try and stay mobile, even if it's just a painful walking-dead shuffle around the room frequently.

    Painkillers or inflammatories may work, I found exercise and tens machine helped me.
  7. raindog

    raindog Winger

    Avoid the reverse Cowgirl with a Chubster
  8. Grammar Police

    Grammar Police Midfield

    Lie flat with a tennis ball under the arse cheek on the side you've done and move about, it'll relieve the pressure on the nerve.
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  9. I've had treatment for it from a very good chiropractor.
    I've also had it made worse by a shite chiropractor.
    The thing that worked best for me over the longer term was the stretches for it demonstrated by nubile young women on youtube.
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  10. joemcdokes

    joemcdokes Striker

    Do some research on Amatsu, if you are willing to pay for treatment and you think it’s for you give me a messsge and I can put you in contact with someone.
  11. This.

    Whenever i've had it, I found lying on my back and 'rolling' my affected leg across to the opposite side worked wonders.

    Sort of like the 'knee to opposite shoulder' here
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  12. Draig

    Draig Central Defender

    I like this, forget any other advice folks!

    :eek: I think I'd be worried about just where the ball might end up!
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  13. Lukas73

    Lukas73 Winger

    Pain killers, natural ginger is better than nurofen apparently....
    Gentle stretches building up to strengthen
  14. Draig

    Draig Central Defender

    Down near Chester?
  15. But if he lives in a above flat, mind the racket.;)
  16. joemcdokes

    joemcdokes Striker

    Nah out in the sticks past West Auckland.
  17. Draig

    Draig Central Defender

    Ah well, a bit far to drive with a bad back!
  18. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat Striker

  19. Draig

    Draig Central Defender

    That is just the kind of service I was hoping to avoid :lol:
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  20. :lol:

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