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Is anybody else dealing with sciatica?

Jul 17, 2015 5:22 AM

Morning everyone,
Quick question and please forgive the typos(it's still really early for me). Been dealing with this back pain for a while, but for the last 2 or 3 days, like right below my tailbone(like where the butt cheeks come together). There has been Like a nagging, almost burning pain. It almost feels like sciatica again, but it's not radiating down the back of my leg. It just stays there and I can't make heads or tails of it. Suggestions/ideas?

Jul 17, 2015 8:19 AM

I suffer from sciatica. It can be such a nightmare. I get it often and it almost always goes down one leg or the other. When it doesn't (or sometimes even when it does) I sit on a donut pillow. Doing so will take the pressure off of your tailbone and should somewhat ease the pain of the sciatica. I hope this is helpful to you. Perhaps there are others here who may have better suggestions for you. Good luck!! 😊💕

Jul 17, 2015 8:55 AM

Amanda, Like AlwayZ, I use a special cushion (bought on Amazon) that keeps me from having as many flare ups. I am currently having sciatic pain down into my toes. It started the day we drove to Mayo and worsened following the walking and balance tests they did on me. Even elevating my legs isn't helping. The more I'm on my feet each day makes it worsens at night. Since we're back home I'm trying to rest and ice the tailbone area. I hope you can get some relief soon! 🙏🌼

Jul 17, 2015 9:43 AM

Alwayz, I never even thought about using the donut pillow this morning. Flappys, I think I'll get the old ice pack out of the freezer now. Although, must remind myself to put it back in there before Monday. I'm also placing a lot of faith that we can get this crap down to a tolerable level soon. Flappys, did you have any relief from your sciatica when they did the spinal injections? That's my biggest challange right now.

Jul 17, 2015 10:04 AM

Yes I did. I started having lumbosacral pain again in Feb-Mar and the sciatica returned in May. I can't get anymore injx until the tremors address diagnosed. I've always had a problem with patience. I guess this whole process this year is teaching me some. Lol 🙏🌼

Jul 17, 2015 11:09 AM

Okay, now I feel just a tiny bit better about this whole process. I actually do need to work on patience as well. That is NOT my strong suit.

Jul 17, 2015 11:37 AM

Amanda, Alwayz and Flappys are right, ice and a special pillow and sometimes a tenens unit if you have one a home. My pain doctor gave me one and it helps along with ice. I remembered working as a maid at a hotel and my sciatica would act up at the beginning of the shift, took everything I had in me to hold back tears for the pain, now I am at home not able to work but we blessed we get by.

Jul 17, 2015 11:45 AM

Lol, Amanda, I remind myself daily to be patient. In today's world of instant gratification it is very hard to wait on anything. 🙏🌼

Jul 17, 2015 2:44 PM

FlappysLady, 11am arrival time for Monday morning. Which means surgery isn't until 12. Ugh.....

Jul 17, 2015 2:49 PM

Well I'll be thinking about you and praying for good results! 🙏🌼

Jul 17, 2015 3:58 PM

Amanda, the good thing is that by the time you get there by 11:00, it will take up that time in getting you prepped. By the time you do all that, get processed and ready, then it will be 12:00. It's amazing how fast the time goes by. I'll be thinking of you and praying for you that is all goes smoothly and that you heal quickly and completely. All the best, Amanda. Sending you gentle hugs and my shoulder to lean on (just the right once because the left one is killing me.... LOL!!!! All jokes aside, I'll be waiting for the update post saying that you had a successful surgery. All the best, Amanda. 💕😊💕

Jul 17, 2015 5:22 PM

Thinking of you Amanda. Really hope it goes well.

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