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Old 04-16-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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Sciatica pain

Hi everyone, this might be my second post on the same topic, I'm new to here so I'm not exactly sure how this works. Anyways, a few days ago my doctor diagnosed me with severe right side sciatica. She referred me to a Spine Specialist, a Pain Management Doctor, and Physical Therapy. The problem is that I have a severe lower back pain on my right side, that shoots down to my knee. From there i have a horrible pain that feels like a drill is going into my knee, and THAT pain shoots down into my foot which causes my entire right foot to feel like a brick is smashing every bone in my foot, causing excruiating pain to the point where often times i can't walk or sleep. I don't know what to expect from any of these appointments, I don't know how they'll handle the pain (what medications do they normally prescribe?), does physical therapy help ease the pain the first day you start or does it aggravate the pain more? Anyone with previous experience dealing with this I would greatly appreciate your help, answers, and advice! Thank you!

 
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Re: Sciatica pain

Hi, I suffered very badly from sciatica in the past. The medication they put me on was Valium to help with the muscle spasm, anti inflamatories and pain killers. The physio took a while before I seen an improvement but it did help. For what it's worth once I started to feel better I took up swimming on the advice of my physio and that really seemed to help.

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I had the exact same thing and went to a chiropractor. He worked it all out and am fine now.

 
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Re: Sciatica pain

[QUOTE=NY4EVER;4962606]Hi everyone, this might be my second post on the same topic, I'm new to here so I'm not exactly sure how this works. Anyways, a few days ago my doctor diagnosed me with severe right side sciatica. She referred me to a Spine Specialist, a Pain Management Doctor, and Physical Therapy. The problem is that I have a severe lower back pain on my right side, that shoots down to my knee. From there i have a horrible pain that feels like a drill is going into my knee, and THAT pain shoots down into my foot which causes my entire right foot to feel like a brick is smashing every bone in my foot, causing excruiating pain to the point where often times i can't walk or sleep. I don't know what to expect from any of these appointments, I don't know how they'll handle the pain (what medications do they normally prescribe?), does physical therapy help ease the pain the first day you start or does it aggravate the pain more? Anyone with previous experience dealing with this I would greatly appreciate your help, answers, and advice! Thank you![/QUOTE]
Believe it or not, and many doctors will agree, acupuncture is the best treatment for sciatica. My best friend went to a doctor for 3 months with no results. I, too, once was a doctor and had poor results in treating the pain. Docs tend to treat the symptoms, not the cause of the problem. Eastern medicine (ie acupuncture) treats the root of the problem which causes the symptoms to go away. I know this as fact, because I switched to eastern Medicine and have many sciatica patients. I have eliminated the pain within 3 treatments. My friend came to see me. Thre treatments later she had no more symptoms. I continue to follow up on my patients to see where they are in life. Not one of my patients who were treated for sciatica ever experienced the pain again. I strongly advise u look up a licensed acupuncturist. U will thank me. Now if u have an impingement on ur lumbar vertebrae, that would require different measures. Be sure the diagnosis is really sciatica. Many people, for some reason, think pain in the leg is sciatica. Not true. Could be vertebral problems from lower lumbar and sacral areas.

 
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