I have a real bad problem with siactica not sure what to do for it . It starts in my tailbone on my right side all the way down my leg now it changed to my left side and it's been effecting my left knee. It's very hard for me to walk and it keeps me up all night
I have the same thing and take use Salonpas patches the original ones on my back. Even if your back not hurting that bad it's usually the origin of the problem. They have to calm things down. Or a heating pad works too.
I have sciatica as well and there are days that I can't sit, stand, lay down or move for any length of time. I hate it. I just recently found out that I have SI Joint distinction with fractures. It is a very painful problem added onto the other ten diseases I've been diagnosed with. I have a special recliner with heat and massage but it doesn't always work. I wish you all the luck in finding a doctor that can correctly diagnose the reason behind your sciatica and that you get some relief from your pain.🌻🙏🏻
I've had sciatica on & off since the 90's when I fell on my tailbone. In an acute phase I will ice it, rub pain ointments, or get steroid injx. The cold pack is to shrink any inflammation around the nerves. If your tailbone is hurting without sciatica symptoms you may be better to use heat packs. If you've not seen a doctor you may want to, in case it's severe enough you needed meds stronger than OTC products. Good luck getting it calmed down. 🙏🌼