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My father has been suffering from sciatica for the last three months. A month ago he underwent a surgery and after surgery he is still feeling pain and numbness in his left leg. Any medications that the doctor has prescribed for him do not seem to have any positive effect. Can you please help find a solution to relieve sciatica pain?

Mohammad

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September 2, 20080 found this helpful
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I have been suffering from sciatic nerve pain and by the dictionary it involves the central nervous system weight, injury like slip and falls, alcohol, epson salt, and an extensive allergy to insecticides increased my pain. I am looking forward to several weekly visits to the chiropractor. I feel that if I lose weight and walk and ride my bike daily to rid myself of the associated stiffness then this may help and also help me to firm up my muscles and lose those unwanted pounds.

I know that I walked for several weeks and the pain lessened I did not even notice it anymore just short sprints of 5 to 6 short walks a day. And bike riding 4 to 6 times a week. The muscles need to be used and sedetary positions such as sitting and even sleeping aggravates my pain. Once I am up and on my feet I feel better. It is sort of a stiffness so I tried Arthritis Pain Reliever I figured the pain was like bursitis.

Good Luck and let the Holy Spirit bless u all. I really have no actual support everyone tells me they are in pain to and they just deal with it. Well my tolerance for this pain is just not there. I pray everyone's strength in the Lord and deliverance from this menacing disease. Blessings to all.

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November 2, 20080 found this helpful
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This is an exercise I do for pain in butt, down leg to ankle. If floor is too hard try laying on your bed, do this just before sleep so it rest through the night. Lie on your back raise right knee, press to chest gently but firm, then lower and do the other leg same way, then lower, now bring both knees up and press to the chest. Do each night till you get relief. Hope this helps it does me. Since 1997 when it flares up, which it does off and on.

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February 7, 20090 found this helpful
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I would have intense tightness in my lower back when playing tennis. It would fell like two rubber bands being wound up. I saw a foot doctor at a State Fair exhibit and he told me it was sciatic nerve pain and to put these orthopedics in my shoes. The pain instantly went away. I immediately got fitted for orthopedics and was pain free until my orthopedics started wearing out. I suggest to try this. It's much cheaper than surgery or physical therapy!

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August 13, 20080 found this helpful

I started to have the same problem with sciatic nerve making my leg go numb while I was pregnant. I still get it if I don't get enough rest or if I lift too much heavy items. I rub bengay on my butt cheeks being careful not to get it where I don't want it. Let it rest and it goes away. I know it sounds crazy but it works for me. I am 47.

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August 22, 20080 found this helpful

I've also been suffering with this for three months. I've been to a Neurosurgeon who told me I needed back surgery. I've been to six weeks of physical therapy. But, nothing changed. After doing a search on the internet I found a book called "Healing Back Pain. The Mind Body Connection" by Dr. John Sarno. I found it on Amazon. It had hundreds of excellent reviews. I've been reading it for the past two days and already my back is getting better! The whole premise behind the book is we think we're injured and that in and of itself causes us tension and consequently pain. Dr. Sarno hits the nail on the head in describing everything everyone has told me, from don't bend, don't twist, weak adominal muscles, need for surgery, etc. I very much believe in the power of positive thinking and can relate this to my back as well. I am confident my back problem will be a thing of the past within a few more days. My whole foot had gone numb and I was walking with a limp. But, now I'm walking normal again. For less than a $10 investment, you may want to give this a try.

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September 20, 20080 found this helpful

After 6 months of misery from Sciatica and limited results with chiropractic treatments, I have found relief with a combination of an herbal formula called Back Support (Acute) by Evergreen and Magnesium Taurate by Cardiovascular Research Ltd. The amino acid Taurine transports the magnesium straight to the muscles which helps relax the muscle spasms. No side effects.

I am back on my feet, but not quite back to prior health. Do also google "Sciatica and Castor Oil" for a very inexpensive treatment, which addresses a common, although not well known, underlying cause for Sciatica. I will be trying it myself starting tonight. (No, not orally'). Will check in later with results - hoping other brave souls do too.

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October 26, 20080 found this helpful

I bought a book titled Doctor Morrison's Miracle Body Tune-up For Rejuvenated Health. By Marsh Morrison. from Amazon.co . Get the used book section, it's cheaper. A retired Chiropractor wrote it so you can do the exercises at home when ever you need to. check page 59 at the top, and chapter 8. I hope this helps someone.

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November 10, 20080 found this helpful

I went to a licensed medical doctor in San Antonio who is also an acupuncturist. He put me through three 20 minute sessions. The needles were fine and did not hurt, though laying still on a hard medical bed for 20 minutes with the needles in was tedious. After the three sessions, I no longer had the pain.

About four months later the pain was back. I have been through one session, but I am still hurting. I have two more sessions to go. The sessions are very cheap. I pay cash.

This approach has zero side effects.

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November 10, 20080 found this helpful

In my case, I had a fall which resulted in a tilted pelvis....causes all sorts of problems. If you don't have a tilted pelvis, sciatica is probably being caused by piriformas syndrum. You can try the stretches, they may help. Or you could get an injection right in the piriformas muscle, reducing the inflammation, and allowing you to begin an exercise routine. It should eliminate the sciatica within 3 days. if nothing else works, try Lyrica.

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November 13, 20080 found this helpful

Better to go physiotherapic treatment, but it should be taken continuously as it takes time to recover and in your father case should be from good physiotherapist.

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January 10, 20090 found this helpful

I hear Acupuncture is the way to go.

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January 30, 20090 found this helpful

Calcium and bed rest helped me. Also apply/massage oil very lightly (Add some crush garlic and camphor in mustard oil - heat until the garlic turns black - apply when little warm). You can also take turmeric with little hot water at night.

Few of the yoga asanas for relief of back pain and pranayam - you can follow aastha channel in the mornings. You will sure get relief and you can lead a normal life. Of course it will take time to get rid of this pain ompletely.

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February 26, 20090 found this helpful

Go to www.backpaingo.com. I have a herniated disc that causes acute sciatic nerve pain and I invested in this machine from Randy about 5 weeks ago and I cannot believe how it helped the pain. At first it was tough because it worked on the inflammation and I was sore but I can sleep at night and very few flare ups and I still have the herniated disc. Honestly, it's worth the money. Janis (from Texas)

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January 25, 20140 found this helpful

I had severe sciatica leg pain for two months from 6 pelvis fractures and 3 back fractures. Absolutely nothing helped. I then went to my home doctor (I had been seeing the back and leg specialist from a larger town in my state) and he said he had the exact same problem. He placed me on cymbalta (an antidepressant and nerve calmer) and I had absolute no nerve pain a week later. Try it, I promise you won't be dissatisfied!

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