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The best medicine so far – Sciatica

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I think my sciatica is improving.

Let me list the ways I’ve used to heal myself.

The best methods for me were:-

  1. Time – let time pass.
  2. Patience – to let time pass.
  3. Useful entertainment whilst waiting.
  4. Rest
  5. Sleep
  6. Sitting in a comfortable chair with feet up.
  7. Hot wheat-bag tucked into the pain site.
  8. Pillow under the knee at night for side-sleeping.
  9. Walk like a zombie bent double.
  10. Walk like a zombie looking for something on the floor.

Image result for zombie walk cartoon

The worst methods were

  1. Any exercise not performed in bed or a chair.
  2. Paracetamol
  3. Ibuprofen
  4. Strong Ibuprofen
  5. Paracetamol and codeine
  6. Strong Paracetamol and codeine
  7. Exercise as in ‘keep moving’
  8. Exercise as in ‘walk daily’
  9. House work
  10.  Exercise and housework.

The best medications/therapies were – 

  1. Urification with stinging nettles AT THE TOP.*(see below)
  2. Hanging in warm deep water in a Hydrotherapy pool.
  3. McTimoney Chiropractic.
  4. Ice packs/heat packs
  5. Altering my sitting position, place of sitting, posture.
  6. Wearing different shoes to alter posture whilst walking.

*On urtification – two/three days on, two/three days off, otherwise the body gets used to it. MY Urtication studies

Best exercises were –

 

Author: Elizabeth

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

2 thoughts on “The best medicine so far – Sciatica

  1. I like your post and your list to overcome Sciatica, as a chiropractor I uploaded some free exercises for your sciatica in my website, another thing that works very well is Yoga.

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