I got 3-4 months relief from epidurals. Apparently they do specifically address the Sciatica symptom better than other back issues.kb said:I've got a busy schedule ahead and my latest bout with Sciatica is more intense than ever, and is not going away.
+1 on this advice!NoBuddyRich said:
Also lay on your back raise knees up until feet are firm on the floor, move your waist down right/left 5 times each way. I have sciatica on the right side from turning wrenches. This exercise is from a chiropractor I did it once a day at nighttime. Inflammatory and pain meds, hot and cold packs, and maybe a topical creme like (Ben gay, Icy Hot, etc).idrum4fun said:
Crap, reaching the knees won't cut it???Track said:Have you done any actual damage or are you just sitting all the time?
If no physical damage, then the answer is hamstring stretches, calf stretches, hip flexor stretches, piriformis stretches, and ab work.
If you can't touch your toes, you're too tight.
This. I have bouts of severe lower back spasms about once a year that also cause sciatica. I do a pretty strict regimen of stretching for my lower back (stretch those hamstrings too - they are usually a big part of the problem!).NoBuddyRich said:
I pull left knee toward my right shoulder then right knee toward left shoulder while lying on my back. All good advice.idrum4fun said: