• Sciatica Pain

    About 3 months ago my wife awoke to a great deal of pain due to sciatica. She just had a 2nd spinal shot which did not do much. We are beginning to explore both laser surgery, stem cell replacement and other means - don't want to do fusion. We live in southeast Tennessee (near Georgia border). Do you have any insights and recommendations?

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  • 20 days ago

    RE: Sciatica Pain

    Stem cell therapy is still an unproven method and it is very much hyped and cannot correct herniated discs.
  • 14 days ago

    RE: Sciatica Pain

    Absolutely do not opt for stem cell therapy. There are many claims about stem cell therapy which are fraudulent. If you do not want a fusion then you should look into laser surgery.
  • 14 days ago

    RE: Sciatica Pain

    Sciatica ?. There is treatment in Ayurveda .In Kerala state, South India
    you can find many Ayurveda hospitals doing very effective treatment for sciatica. Google search... Ayurveda Treatment. If u need any assistance to findout more information , pls contact- karthikaresort@gmail.com
  • 14 days ago

    RE: Sciatica Pain

    I was bent in half from sciatica. Got no relief from conventional medicine. Got complete relief from chiropractor.
  • 12 days ago

    RE: Sciatica Pain

    I tried Reflexology and it worked very well. It took about four sessions and the pain went away for good.
      • 12 days ago
        Thanks for the message. It is great! Pls. check these sites. Dr sheel his system is also very effective. He used to visit India & I met him.
        www.drsheeltangri.com
        www.kinesiologist.eu
  • 11 days ago

    RE: Sciatica Pain

    Sciatica usually resolves by itself over time, unless there is another condition causing the flare up and it's not sciatica at all.
    Has she had any MRI and CT scans done? Surgery is typically a last resort, and seldom results in less pain.
    Sciatica is caused by an inflamed sciatic nerve, and it can take weeks to settle, and oral steroids and or steroid injections to reduce the inflammation are usually coupled with physical therapy, specific stretching exercises, rest, topical pain relieving ointments and creams. Sometimes medications used to treat nerve pain and anti inflammatory meds can help too.
    I would avoid stem cell injections, they are UNPROVEN and most insurances will not cover the cost.
    Laser surgery doesn't FIX the issue, rather burns the area and can cause further problems down the road, if traditional surgery becomes necessary.
  • 3 days ago

    RE: Sciatica Pain

    Hot and cold packs
    Lie on floor and place lower legs on chair bending at the knee
    CBD oil helps
  • 2 days ago

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    Trying acupuncture working for me short-term relief
  • 2 days ago

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    I developed sciatica after foot surgery for neuroma and hammer toe, probably from shifting my weight for so many weeks during healing. I have managed to control my sciatica with twice a month deep tissue massage and in between if I feel a flare, I sit in a straight chair, put my ankle on the opposite knee and lean into it deeply, feeling the stretch in my buttocks that helps release that pain. Be sure to do it on both sides to relieve any tension or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Also leg lifts in bed each morning, frog-leg sitting on the floor can also help.
  • 2 days ago

    RE: Sciatica Pain

    Sciatica pain is most commonly caused by spinal stenosis in the lumbar region. There are exercises that can ease the pain, particularly when you wake up in the morning. Ibuprofen helps, but needs high dosages so continued usage can cause stomach problems. See an orthopedist, particularly for reference to a physical therapist. I have had this for over 20 years and both my daughters have suffered from it. Injections don't last and stop working. Surgery might work if the spinal stenosis is very mild. I'd stay away from stem cell therapy. Temporary relief can be had by sitting on the edge of a chair and doing pelvic thrusts about 10 times.