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Old 01-31-2009, 05:12 PM   #1
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Anyone with Sciatica for several years try this?

I am kind of at my wit's end with this sciatica issue. It gets worse every year and went from just being on the lower right hand side to the left hand side.

I am back in physcial therapy and that is not helping. I have gone to the chiropracter and that has only had minimal effects. I did acupuncture but it is not covered so it is difficult to make visits.

I have two things to ask for feedback on. I am really hoping there are fellow people who have had sciatic issues like me for several years and have tried different therapies.

1) First, I did some bed shopping recently since my old mattress is 10 years old and was sinking in the middle. after trying alot of mattresses i decided based on what I read and the time I spent laying on it, to get the Simmons Beauty rest Next generation memory foam using a firm fit at the 250 thickness or thread count.
Has anyone used that model? My first night was last night and it seems to have made my sciatica worse!! Or maybe it just takes time to get used to the memory pad.

thanks SO much for your feedback. Anything I can offer advice on let me know and I can also send DVDs to you on the following subjects - well at least some of them!

1) dating (for men - how to be more succesful with women etc)
2) life skill stuff (Tony Robbins, Wayne Dyer etc..)
3) spanish (lived in Spain for a year)
4) anything about Chicago
5) tantric massage


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Old 01-31-2009, 05:41 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone with Sciatica for several years try this?

Just to clarify on #2 I am asking if anyone has used this "Lose the Back Pain" program. It looks interesting but would like to get feedback before purchasing it.

Old 02-04-2009, 05:09 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone with Sciatica for several years try this?

Mark, I suffered with sciatica pain for years. I had epidurals, nerve root injections, laminectomy. Nothing helped. Last month I had an X-Stop Procedure. Look it up on-line and you can see a video of the procedure. They inserted a titanium spacer between the vertebrae which were pinching the nerve. It permanently holds the vertebrae open keeping the nerve free. I have been very pleased with the results. The pain was gone immediately. Take a look at the video and see if it might help.

Old 02-04-2009, 10:35 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone with Sciatica for several years try this?

I got that bed!!!!!! It HELPED,,,,,,but it didn't cure me I've got several herneated discs, an anular tear and foraminal narrowing bilaterally,,,and of course,,,,,,,sciatica, mostly on the right side, but sometimes on the left,,,,,and even when I wasn't in pain from the discs, there was ALWAYS the sciatica,,,,,,

I'll tell you what has helped more though,,,,,,topamax. For the first time in 2 years, I have NO sciatica pain,,,,and for me, that's amazing,,,,,now not everyone has such good luck with it of course, but for me it's been truly amazing,,,,,

Good luck


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