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Sciatica

Sciatica

I had been having what I now believe was mild sciatica numbness and pain before a weight loss of 76 lbs. When I gained back @ 83 lbs I was hit with constant pain and spasms. It has been going on for almost a year now. Has anyone out there gone through this and found relief? What are my options? Is physio the way to go? I have found some stretches on YouTube but haven't tried them yet. Right now I take 2 muscle relaxants and 2 ibuprofen every morning before going to work so that I can function… read more

about 6 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member

Hello... I just wanted to share what worked for me and hope that you find some relief. I have spinal stenosis affecting my L4 L5. I was in constant pain. When I ended up in the hospital I had to do something. I took sugar out of my diet because sugar is an inflammatory. I started to take extra strength Tumeric capsules on a daily basis. I started to eat sensibly and ate more leafy green vegetables. I went to my chiropractor and he gave me stretching exercises to do. After a month, I noticed a big change and was feeling virtually no pain. I hope this was helpful for you. Big hugs!

almost 4 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member

I have had the same problem l was offered physio in UK but did nothing, here I Turkey l have been swimming and doing stretching exercises but also saw the surgeon who fixed my leg after a bad accident. He has given me 3 steroid injections 2 in my lower back and one in a really painful place in my thigh the relief has been really good , l can walk again without feeling like screaming. Maybe you can ask about with your doctor. Please let me know how you get on

about 6 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member

Have your doctor check your Vitamin D and Magnesium. At least Vit D.. Most people as we age get a Vitamin D deficient which will also cause cramps and pains. Mine was very low.

about 6 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member

you could be magnesium deficient as well, it helps with leg and muscle cramps and soreness

about 6 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member

I've dealt with sciatica off and on also, I have found some relief with acupuncture (sp) and also with massage therapy. Sleeping with a thick pillow between my knees helps also. The last time I had a flare up I ended up going to a chiropractor and it was actually me pelvic bone was out of place putting pressure on the nerve...just a thought. Good luck!! I feel your pain!! Ouch!!

about 6 years ago

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