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    • caveat_emptor
    • By caveat_emptor 8th Apr 18, 1:49 PM
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    Sciatica 8th Apr 18 at 1:49 PM
    Has anyone tried a shock wave device such as the Sciaticalm for pain reduction and did it work?
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    • Stifiejohn
    • By Stifiejohn 11th Apr 18, 10:15 AM
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    No, I never tried. What it is can you please explain.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 12th Apr 18, 12:10 AM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 12:10 AM
    Have you asked for medical advice ?

    When I had it years ago and pills didn't work, the GP sent me for physio. I had a few sessions on their 'industrial' TENS machine to loosen me up and then was given exercises which made me worse; the problem being that the practitioner had not listened and gave me exercises for bilateral pain. One trial of the new exercise made a huge difference, with the pain gone in days.

    Nowadays, I get it, but physio will not work, as my spine is damaged,so it's take the tablets, though even a high dose of Tramadol didn't work, just before Christmas. (My neurologist was on holiday,but luckily the GP's in house pharmacist recommended a drug I am still using and it really helped. The neurologist has had success with it on other patients since, but I'm not allowed to discuss what that is.It's up to your GP/specialist)
    • no1catman
    • By no1catman 26th Apr 18, 4:03 PM
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    • 26th Apr 18, 4:03 PM
    I've had it in the past, barely move in bed!

    Doctor, told me the worst thing to do is 'rest' even worse is in a sitting position! The best solution is to walk, medication is just to make bearable so that you can.
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    • Thisishowyoudoit
    • By Thisishowyoudoit 30th Apr 18, 10:40 PM
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    • 30th Apr 18, 10:40 PM
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    • 30th Apr 18, 10:40 PM
    Do you own a pregnancy pillow? That can also help tremendously with sciatica pain and even lower back pain in general.
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