Sciatica. Keeping it at bay. Tips?

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Sciatica. Keeping it at bay. Tips?

Post by fredwilliams » April 4, 2019, 12:13 am

If you or a nearest & dearest in T'land suffer from sciatica, please post a tip (or ten!) about how you/they keep it at bay, thanks.



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Post by dezzer111 » April 4, 2019, 12:15 am

Try physiotherapy worked for me.
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Post by fredwilliams » April 4, 2019, 12:20 am

dezzer111 wrote:
April 4, 2019, 12:15 am
Try physiotherapy worked for me.
Already tried, and still trying, dezzer.

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Post by SJP17 » April 4, 2019, 12:33 am

Walking really helped a relative of mine with it.

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Post by Stantheman » April 4, 2019, 1:02 am

Chiropractor back stretching using weights, losing weight, firm mattress are a few things that help

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Post by fredwilliams » April 4, 2019, 2:48 am

^ Thanks, SJP and Stantheman!

Hey, Stan... are you American "Nong Khai Stan" who moved to Chiang Mai quite a lot of years ago?

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Post by Stantheman » April 4, 2019, 4:05 am

fredwilliams wrote:
April 4, 2019, 2:48 am
^ Thanks, SJP and Stantheman!

Hey, Stan... are you American "Nong Khai Stan" who moved to Chiang Mai quite a lot of years ago?
Fred, your welcome and no I'm not Nong Khai Stan, but I used to like his postings.

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Post by rjj04 » April 4, 2019, 5:10 am

Once you get sciatica it is always there in the background waiting for you to slip up... lift something heavy and/or awkward when you have not "warmed up" your back. When I initially herniated my disk twenty years ago I bought a book on back exercises which seemed to help (eg stretches like from-cat hump-to-superman) and walking 2-3 hours a day but it was excruciatingly painful for a couple of years. Losing lots of weight certainly helped. Disk degeneration is the source of the problem, so getting nutrients to them is important. I found the new science on this fascinating. Recently, researches have shown (through MRI scans) that cholesterol (independent of BMI) is linked to lower back pain and sciatica. People with narrowed arteries have an 8.5x greater risk of lower back pain.

Check the video below out...
https://nutritionfacts.org/video/back-i ... olesterol/

A good write up is here....
https://nutritionfacts.org/2016/08/11/p ... with-diet/

One other thing is, be proactive. The other day I was at Central Mall playing a bit of your it with my child and slipped and fell on my rear-end, much to the amusement of the locals :oops: ... so just in case I took an Ibuprofen to pre-empt any problem.... seems to help. I don't like taking NSAIDs but letting sciatica get a foothold again is far worse.

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Post by Lone Star » April 4, 2019, 5:52 am

Stretch, drink lots of water to keep the discs pumped up and sleep with the sciatica side leg cocked up near your chest to keep that nerve stretched. Worked for me. It's been completely gone for over 20 years.
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Post by saint » April 4, 2019, 6:52 am

fredwilliams wrote:
April 4, 2019, 2:48 am
^ Thanks, SJP and Stantheman!

Hey, Stan... are you American "Nong Khai Stan" who moved to Chiang Mai quite a lot of years ago?
Unfortunately BKK stan or Nong Khai Stan passed a while ago in his native America . :(

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Post by TicToc » April 4, 2019, 9:43 am

Acupuncture

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Post by fredwilliams » April 4, 2019, 7:41 pm

saint wrote:
April 4, 2019, 6:52 am
fredwilliams wrote:
April 4, 2019, 2:48 am
^ Thanks, SJP and Stantheman!

Hey, Stan... are you American "Nong Khai Stan" who moved to Chiang Mai quite a lot of years ago?
Unfortunately BKK stan or Nong Khai Stan passed a while ago in his native America . :(
Thanks for letting me know, saint.

He was really enjoying his grub the last time I saw him, LOL.

I hope his wife and daughter are doing well, and that he found some nearer-by falang mates.

RIP

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Post by rickfarang » April 5, 2019, 12:12 am

The exercises shown in the first three minutes of this video have worked for me for over 30 years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbZzeO4P9YA

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Post by rjj04 » April 5, 2019, 9:11 am

rickfarang wrote:
April 5, 2019, 12:12 am
The exercises shown in the first three minutes of this video have worked for me for over 30 years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbZzeO4P9YA
Yes, that video is good. Minute eight is the cat stretch... very effective.

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