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Offline Tonypate

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Sciatica
« on: Apr 16, 2012, 19:44:19 »
So, after suffering with a sore lower back on and off for the last few years, I have suddenly got a massive shooting pain down one of my legs. I've been off work for the last week and have been taking anti-inflamitaries from the docs.

Has anyone else suffered from this? Is there anything that can be done to relieve the pain or exercises for preventing this in the future?
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Re: Sciatica
« Reply #1 on: Apr 16, 2012, 19:55:11 »
When I had a sciatic nerve problem, the Dr put me on Voltarol and Diazepam.

I felt great !

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Re: Sciatica
« Reply #2 on: Apr 16, 2012, 20:03:00 »
Yep. Manipulation, by chiropractor after X-ray showed problem area, sorted me out. Stretching exercises (cat stretch and another) helped. Golf was actually good for mine  :D

Different cause/solutions for every case though. GP should be place to go - at least for referral, but I'm unconvinced on their performance in this area.

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Re: Sciatica
« Reply #3 on: Apr 16, 2012, 20:04:54 »
So, after suffering with a sore lower back on and off for the last few years, I have suddenly got a massive shooting pain down one of my legs. I've been off work for the last week and have been taking anti-inflamitaries from the docs.

Has anyone else suffered from this? Is there anything that can be done to relieve the pain or exercises for preventing this in the future?

GP and ask for an MRI - Don't take no for an answer.

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Re: Sciatica
« Reply #4 on: Apr 16, 2012, 20:10:21 »
To be fair to my gp he has offered an X-ray which I'll take sooner rather than later. He will also refer me to a physio, would like to do something long term to prevent it happening again
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Re: Sciatica
« Reply #5 on: Apr 16, 2012, 20:28:20 »
To be fair to my gp he has offered an X-ray which I'll take sooner rather than later. He will also refer me to a physio, would like to do something long term to prevent it happening again

Insist on an MRI mate, forget X-ray

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Re: Sciatica
« Reply #6 on: Apr 16, 2012, 20:28:36 »
Nothing that bad, I had leg pain but it went away by itself. Got knee trouble now instead :(
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Re: Sciatica
« Reply #7 on: Apr 16, 2012, 20:49:10 »
Insist on an MRI mate, forget X-ray

Mas and Paul are spot on, x-ray is a bit of a time waster and trying to save themselves money. Demand an MRI ASAP
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Re: Sciatica
« Reply #8 on: Apr 16, 2012, 20:49:16 »
To be fair to my gp he has offered an X-ray which I'll take sooner rather than later. He will also refer me to a physio, would like to do something long term to prevent it happening again

X-ray? Tell him to f*ck off and then ask him what that will show!

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Re: Sciatica
« Reply #9 on: Apr 16, 2012, 21:15:38 »
Sciatica is a bitch, pure and simple.  It has the exquisitely nagging pain that can be produced by only two other things:

1. Toothache
2. Your wife

I suffered with it on and off for several years.  It used to be at its worst after long drives (car not golf). Despite I never found a solution.  A new car seemed to cure it eventually.
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Re: Sciatica
« Reply #10 on: Apr 16, 2012, 22:01:34 »
Sciatica is a bitch, pure and simple.  It has the exquisitely nagging pain that can be produced by only two other things:

1. Toothache
2. Your wife

I suffered with it on and off for several years.  It used to be at its worst after long drives (car not golf). Despite I never found a solution.  A new car seemed to cure it eventually.

Funnily enough I've just got a new car. Part of the reason why I chose this one was the lumbar support the previous did not have. Thought it had made a huge difference, time will tell
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Re: Sciatica
« Reply #11 on: Apr 16, 2012, 23:01:36 »
Sciatica is a bitch, pure and simple.  It has the exquisitely nagging pain that can be produced by only two other things:

1. Toothache
2. Your wife

I suffered with it on and off for several years.  It used to be at its worst after long drives (car not golf). Despite I never found a solution.  A new car seemed to cure it eventually.

I had a similar issue. Identified a lump in my car seat that was irritating the sciatic nerve in my leg. Was finishing my commute to work and being unable to walk or even get out of the car on some days. Raised hell with the company fleet department for them to investigate the seat.... they did nothing for a couple of months until I started taking time off work and rambling on about the car being unfit for purpose and making a claim for damages against them for personal injury". They grudgingly agreed and the investigating garage found part of the seat sub frame had collapsed causing a piece of metal to start poking through the cushioning.

Wouldn't surprise me if you had a similar issue and something about the seat didn't agree with you.
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Re: Sciatica
« Reply #12 on: Apr 17, 2012, 06:27:25 »
Stretching exercises (cat stretch and another) helped.
Different cause/solutions for every case though. GP should be place to go - at least for referral, but I'm unconvinced on their performance in this area.


Stretching is vastly underrated as helping with back problems.   My first MRI was over 20 years ago and when I get lazy and stop stretching problems reappear. It's something you can do for yourself, maybe not this week but over the years to come.  And it will help your golf.

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Re: Sciatica
« Reply #13 on: Apr 17, 2012, 07:29:04 »
@Blofeld

Is it true that sitting on your wallet can cause the same sort of problem?
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Re: Sciatica
« Reply #14 on: Apr 17, 2012, 08:18:11 »
Had massive Sciatica problems along with lots of back issues seen 3 different Gp's had  2 xrays plus 2 MRIs nobody could find anything wrong went and seen a Chiropractor along with stretching started sorting itself out over a few weeks and i was at the point of struggling to walk and having to lie on the floor every few hours. Also driving with a wallet in your pocket and posture in you driving seat was mentioned as it throughs your hips out of kilter which is a chain reaction for lots more problems. not saying a Chiropractor will work but it was my last resort and now have no issues.

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