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So I’ve been walking/running since April and instead of feeling great, my siatic nerve is killing me.  It’s so bad hurting all the way down my leg.  Does any one have any advice on any techniques to ease the pain. I’ve been going to the chiropractor but it doesn’t seem to help. And I don’t like taking pain killers. I don’t want to give up my walking and running, for the first time in my life I look forward to my workouts. And I’m also trying to get in shape for my hysterectomy so I can recover faster.



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      Yana Berlin wrote Sep 2, 2008
    • YES, I have issues with my siatic nerve, Physical Therapy, massages, chiropractor always help.

      You have to be consistent and stretch. Yoga, Pilates, but the best is swimming.

      Good luck.
      Yana



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      Stephanie wrote Sep 2, 2008
    • I am the anti pain killer.... I know it feels good during the present time, but the long term effects may be bad- not too mention addiction for some : (.

      Stretching has got me very far!!  

      I encourage you to try it every morning for 10 minutes, and every night before bed just for a few minutes.

      Good luck and keep us posted : )



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      Dawn66 wrote Sep 2, 2008
    • Have you seen your doctor to rule out a ruptured disc?  I had the same siatic pain right down my leg to my ankle.  It turned out to be a ruptured disc in my in my back, the lumbar region.  The way they found it was by an MRI.

      Good Luck!



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      Ccotton wrote Sep 3, 2008
    • Gina,

      I am currently receiving treatments from a chiropractor, however I do not have the same issue.  But my gynecologist told me about acupuncture, due to a fibroid that I have.  I have not started the acupuncture yet, but I plan on going soon.  You may want to check it out.  I heard it really works for pain.

      Take Care.



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      Lorilyn wrote Sep 3, 2008
    • I had such bad siatic nerve pain,until learning about chiropractic care. after three visits,I have had one recurring pain,which was taken care of.I haven’t had any pain in over two years now.



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      Rachael Sudul wrote Sep 3, 2008
    • I had back labor with both children and awful sciatic pain... exercising regularly and visiting the chiropractor at least every other week was fundamental in my pain reduction.
      The most important part of the chiropractor visit were the electrode pads that they put on my lower back muscles... god that sounds medieval, but it worked!!!
      I hear acupuncture works very well too...



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      Suzie Heaton wrote Sep 4, 2008
    • I totally understand the pain, Yana. I was told 2 years ago about sciatica...and went to the chiropractor.  For two years-it has NOT helped.  I now can only stand for about 30 minutes before i MUST SIT DOWN.  This is terribly sad since everything else with me is great.  I’m researching a specialist-and yes-i’m stretching and exercising those back muscles.  I do love yoga-but even if i do a class...i still cannot stand for more than 30 minutes.  So i think if you have attempted everything-a specialist is a good idea.  I’m all for Accupuncture-but isn’t that JUST LIKE chiropractic care?  I keep going and keep going and it’s never done (like laundry).  I would like to be able to shop for more than 30 minutes at a time.



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      Kajenn wrote Sep 6, 2008
    • There is a book called “Stretching” by Bob Anderson.  It is simple and straight to the point.  It gives stretching exercises for all different sports and includes stretching for back and muscle problems.  I would highly recommend it.  It should specifically address your sciatic problem!



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