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Re: Sciatic Nerve
« Reply #40 on: December 14, 2016, 08:56:53 pm »
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Re: Sciatic Nerve
« Reply #41 on: December 14, 2016, 09:00:11 pm »
I was told by an old employer that having my wallet in my back pocket could be making my sciatic hurt...somehow by always sitting crooked-like it could do damage.  Idk  ???
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Re: Sciatic Nerve
« Reply #42 on: December 14, 2016, 09:15:28 pm »
I was told by an old employer that having my wallet in my back pocket could be making my sciatic hurt...somehow by always sitting crooked-like it could do damage.  Idk  ???

All jokes aside, I have heard that too.
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Re: Sciatic Nerve
« Reply #43 on: December 15, 2016, 04:38:38 am »
I was told by an old employer that having my wallet in my back pocket could be making my sciatic hurt...somehow by always sitting crooked-like it could do damage.  Idk  ???

All jokes aside, I have heard that too.


It is absolutely true. I suffered for years with back pain while in the sawbooth.  That one simple thing, after being told by a chiropractor, moving my wallet to my front pocket, made all the difference in the world. If the issue comes on while you are sitting, that really could be part of it. It doesn't have to be a stack of 300 dollar bills to do it. A regular old wallet is plenty thick enough to cause issues in some people.
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Re: Sciatic Nerve
« Reply #44 on: December 15, 2016, 11:12:18 am »
Been carrying my wallet in the front pocket ever since...

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Re: Sciatic Nerve
« Reply #45 on: December 15, 2016, 03:34:55 pm »
David,

To say that you stuck a nerve (old saying) is an understatement.
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« Reply #46 on: December 15, 2016, 04:26:50 pm »
David,

To say that you stuck a nerve (old saying) is an understatement.

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« Reply #47 on: December 16, 2016, 06:51:42 pm »
sneezing is an involutary body action . Bracing your slef helps but can be inconvient like when driving a car at highway speed . Coughing is another one even Laughter can be painful .  BUT then muscles used to make a Boul movement aka number 2 sometimes just dont work ???  so better have stool softner on hand or some real good Chilli . There is what we call a high hat to put on the toilet seat and it really helps . So thats basicly where you are until you get your First $300 opinion  there will be many more usually about $3,000 . . . I hope and pray that you have Very Good Inusurance ! ! !
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Re: Sciatic Nerve
« Reply #48 on: December 16, 2016, 07:32:40 pm »
 If you get put on pain meds you should also talk to the doc about some stool softeners you will need them. Day after I go to chemo therapy I plug up, it takes 3 days after the session to get regular again and another to actually go.
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Re: Sciatic Nerve
« Reply #49 on: December 16, 2016, 08:09:33 pm »
Last weekend, I was lifting heavy sassafras slabs and felt a twinge.  The next day, I could barely walk.  When I went to my Doctor,  he said  that I have a bulging disk infringing on the sciatic nerve. I have been having sciatic nerve flare ups for awhile so it probably just made the situation worse.   He has given my prednisone (steroid) and said that I will need an MRI if it does not improve in the next week.  I sure hope it does as I have arthroscopic surgery scheduled for early January for a torn meniscus in my right knee.

From now on, when working with any green boards over 5/4, I am calling in the young reinforcements to do the lifting. It will definitely be worth the money to pay them.  It 's funny in a sad way when you brain says you are still 30 but your body strenuously disagrees.
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« Reply #50 on: December 17, 2016, 09:01:45 am »
 I hear you on the feeling 30, I have a hard time wondering what happened to lose all that strength we had at 30.
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Re: Sciatic Nerve
« Reply #51 on: December 17, 2016, 05:04:45 pm »
.........you should also talk to the doc about some stool softeners you will need them.

According to Magicman I pass pellets.  :D

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« Reply #52 on: December 19, 2016, 09:42:20 am »
I woke up yesterday with sciatica in my right leg. 12 minutes on the table and all was good.
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« Reply #53 on: December 19, 2016, 10:49:21 am »
When you had your leg up it had the vertebrae in your back relieved enough so when you coughed real hard and all your muscles tightened up it pushed that bone off your nerve and back to the spot in the cartilage where it's supposed to be.  I used to have bad sciatica years ago when farming and throwing 20 ton of groceries off a truck 3 times a week, but I would get relief when I put my leg up on a chair like you did when drying off.  It twists and opens a gap up in your spine right there next to your leg nerve.  You got lucky having it go back in!  Now, be warned that now you have a "chute" in the cartilage for this bone to travel on more easily next time, so it'll likely be easier to get hurt again in the future.  Glad you're feeling better again.  I used to get so bad I couldn't stand up straight after putting on my boots cause it felt like a knife was stuck in every one of my back bones.  I was bent in a 90 angle.  Scary stuff, when your body won't/can't do what you need it to.
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Re: Sciatic Nerve
« Reply #54 on: December 27, 2016, 09:12:07 pm »
  I just came across this. You have gotten some good advice. All jokes aside, it is nothing to take lightly. Believe me I have (unfortunately) a lot of experience with this. If you don't take it seriously (it sounds like you are) this could be one of the biggest things in your life. Having severe chronic pain every day is not fun and it is serious. I hope you get some relief soon.
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« Reply #55 on: December 27, 2016, 10:03:08 pm »
Just eat 6 prunes a day while you're on the meds.  All natural.. you'll have no problems.

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« Reply #56 on: December 27, 2016, 10:19:42 pm »
 :)     i am 78 yrs old ruptured disk op, 2 times , both knees and both hips totally replaced 1 shoulder totally replaced  now if your back hurts lay in the floor put feet and lower legs up on chair seat lay for 15 minutes  i had to sleep that way one winter before the first disk surgery now if lower back around tailbone hurts and you fight conspitation i take otezla 1 pi;; 30 mg breakfast bathroom 10 am throw in 3- 1000 mg omega-3 fish oil pills have sex 3 times a week and you will be like a new man  dont laugh it works for me also pays to have a loving wife    check out otezla on your computer  now happy new year to everyone   :)

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« Reply #57 on: December 27, 2016, 11:34:17 pm »
What you are describing with intermittent shooters and stabbing can be caused from hyper mobility in the back.  I did a lot of sports, weight lifting then worked construction for a number of years and as I got older I relieved my back pain by twisting and popping my back like the chiropractor.

I went to a MD and he sent me to a physical therapist.  Best thing I ever did.  The physical therapist said he can always tell a person that gets "adjusted" all the time by a chiropractor or they do it themselves by the hyper mobility (movement of the spine).  The physical therapist gave me some floor exercises and movement instructions that has avoided surgery so far.   One of the techinques is to clench the stomach muscles and the anus muscles before and while stooping, lifting or use of the back.  Doing that for months greatly strengthened the core muscles and now I can do most things including driving, working in the orchard, wood working and lifting pretty heavy things with the right technique and clenching.   I can now operate my tractor for a couple of hours while clinching my abbs and feel great.   Now if my back is out and I clench while I do work and it goes back in!   A pretty good success. 

I no longer lift heavy things and walk around, twist or bend with them.  A strict no-no. 

Strongly suggest finding a good physical therapist and doing the exercises + lifting methods.

It worked for me so far.   They should not cut on you until you have tried physical therapy , the shots and the stuff Doc mentioned.  Hope you feel better soon.
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« Reply #58 on: December 30, 2016, 02:51:26 pm »
Ditto on the input regarding a Physical Therapist, I'm still (although not willingly) installing 2,000lb machines most every day because of her advise. Stretch, stretch and stretch! I was asking my back to do what my legs should have been handling...when my hamstrings maxed out, which didn't take much, my back took over and that's where the failure occurred!
Just look at the way most of those pro golfers used to lean over to pull there ball from the cup...lack of flexibility kept them upright. Many pro basketball players past and present credit stretching and yoga for an extended career...I've had many issues with my back, even having to go on temporary disability leave, but nothing since I took her advise and started a simple daily routine of stretching out...start slow and take it easy, sounds like a good NY resolution to me!
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