Re: sciatica in buttock...sciatica hurt to touch?
Yes, it hurts cause the nerve running thru your buttocks is raw! Have you been icing it? I find that icing does a lot to relieve the pain & the nerve. Also, you need to stretch out that nerve. That's what they told me in PT. I do exercises as hard as it sounds when you are in pain, that I learned in PT. It really helps.
Many people think heat will help, but think about it, the nerve is inflamed, it needs ice, not heat. Heat will feel good while it's on there, but will not help the inflamation.
Last edited by lori j; 04-28-2004 at 11:24 PM.