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Sciatica 😢😢

Good morning this is my first post, I am just wondering does anyone sufierce from Sciatica and have any tips for managing the pain,

Donald anyone know of the pain can travelvet to your bladder area, every now and then I have an uncomfortable bladder as though someone is squeezing it, any help would be greatly appreciated, thankyou

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Hi. I have suffered with sciatica since 2008. Besides pain killers ,light self oil massages to the particular leg one of the biggest help for me is a TENS machine. One of the best investments I've made. Also I found what helps is hot water bottle on my lower back and affected leg straight on a foot stool. I hope this helps

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Thanks for the advice,do you know if sciatica can affect your hips too.Thanks

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Sorry for late reply. Haven't checked in for some days. In answer to your question I'm not sure. But I have felt the nerve sit on top or side of my hip sometimes. I have hip pain but that is due to lupus. I also have perthes disease in right hip an an due a hip replacement but this precedes my sciatica. Sorry wasn't anymore help ! Hope my previous reply helped

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Thank you for your help xx hope you are well

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Thank you in think I may inest in a tens machine, I am taking ibuprofen and using heat patches and using a wheat bag

I hope it goes soon

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Good luck for the future!😊👍

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Hi I have had really bad sciatica and bladder issues. Ended up being referred to a surgeon who did another MRI and concluded a badly erupted l5s1 herniation and operated within a week. Still suffering now but not as bad. The nerve needs time I suppose. Seeing the pain clinic now who have helped. So I suppose your first action might be to have an MRI and go from there.

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Thankyou for the advice

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I had this for about 24 yrs,only lost control of my bladder and bowel in August last year,it had been hell and i had contenplated ending it all.I was referred to a neurosurgeon after an mri was done,was operated on ,on April 27th,best day wver op took about 8 hrs i walked out of the spinal unit 48hrs after my op a new person.its been 5 months since my op and no sciatica pain and my back is nuch better.I had a couole of cages put in and a new vertebrae,best move ever.Im more than happy,i feel blessed.I hope you can get a good outcone like i did i really do.

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I am so pleased you are feeing better, thankfully my pain hasn't been that bad,

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Thanx for you're kind reply.Im having some small pain in my lower back which is nothing to complain about.I pray my sciatica never returns,its 5 months since my op and i had a hard physio session today,i have torn my inner and outer miniscus in my knee rather badly just waiting for the phone call from the hospital for my surgery.Thought i could resume all activities i had missed for so many years😯,il just stick to cycling and swimming after this op.All the best take care.

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