Sciatica

Does anyone have any tips to relieve sciatic nerve pain? I stretch, jog, and lift. Sometimes this stuff helps, sometimes it makes it worse. Some days the pain drives me insane.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >i stretch
    guaranteed you are bending your back.
    check your posture and stretch again.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Going to check my posture

      This is a bulging disc pushing on the nerve.
      Seek proper help to reduce it before it's too late.

      Don't be a moron and deadlift/similar lifts.

      I had a ct scan done and everything looked fine. The doctor basically said good luck with that

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is a bulging disc pushing on the nerve.
    Seek proper help to reduce it before it's too late.

    Don't be a moron and deadlift/similar lifts.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      where do i seek help
      been to three doctors they all just prescribe painkillers ffs

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >give advice to you
        >you take advice of some homosexual who thinks it's a bulging disc
        deserve what you get homosexual

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          im not op I'm someone else who came here with same issue

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Orthopediacs deal with the surgery part, but they should be able to refer you do a rehab department or similar where there's personal trainers that know of the exercises needed to deload your spine.

        You can do exercises wrong that will worsen the condition.

        Depending on how far gone you are, plain rest and no lifting(involving load on spine) for months could also be useful.

        >give advice to you
        >you take advice of some homosexual who thinks it's a bulging disc
        deserve what you get homosexual

        I've had 3 of them, 1 burst.
        Do not ignore the signs, gay.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          How was the journey with the burst one?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The sort of trauma that changes you for life. Pain unimaginable.

            It's soon been 4 years and I can finally move normally. I still lose strength in my lower body after physical activity though, I turn into an 80 year old for 6-8 hours.

            That's why I tell anyone who shows signs of a bulging disk to take it seriously.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >give advice to you
        >you take advice of some homosexual who thinks it's a bulging disc
        deserve what you get homosexual

        Doctors are fricking dumb

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’m urging you to go to the chiropractor. After three treatments and I’m talking about like going every other week. They fixed me. It was painful man, I remember sitting at work in fricking tears.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My wife has been urging me to go. I'm probably going to if I cant get this under control soon. This shit has me about to jump off a bridge. Nerve pain is no joke.

      OK I've been dealing with this for the past 2 years. Every single time I would try to stretch to get out of the pain but it would just make it worse. This last time I let the pain largely subside and then went to a stretch clinic. They did apn assisted stretch and I told them exactly what was wrong they were very careful and after 2 or 3 sessions I'm pain free. Not an ad but stretchzone has a free 30 min stretch no gimmicks.

      Going forward I'm going to keep stretching That's the only thing I've seen worked for other people

      Going to look into this. There is one the next town over from me. Do they require a referral from a doctor or anything?

      https://i.imgur.com/vJmEqbZ.jpeg

      Nerve flossing does wonders, I learned it when I herniated a disc years ago and couldn’t walk and am now dealing with it again.
      Lay on your back, pull your thigh up perpendicular to your body (lower leg bent), with your foot flexed downwards, lift your lower leg up as straight as you can stretching the hamstring a bit. Then flex your foot back in the direction of your face. Repeat in sets of 10-30

      Just did this and it actually feels like my pain subsided afterwards.

      what does this actually do?

      Found this video on it:

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No referral. Go to their website and book the free stretch. It goes over some basic shit.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OK I've been dealing with this for the past 2 years. Every single time I would try to stretch to get out of the pain but it would just make it worse. This last time I let the pain largely subside and then went to a stretch clinic. They did apn assisted stretch and I told them exactly what was wrong they were very careful and after 2 or 3 sessions I'm pain free. Not an ad but stretchzone has a free 30 min stretch no gimmicks.

    Going forward I'm going to keep stretching That's the only thing I've seen worked for other people

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nerve flossing does wonders, I learned it when I herniated a disc years ago and couldn’t walk and am now dealing with it again.
    Lay on your back, pull your thigh up perpendicular to your body (lower leg bent), with your foot flexed downwards, lift your lower leg up as straight as you can stretching the hamstring a bit. Then flex your foot back in the direction of your face. Repeat in sets of 10-30

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what does this actually do?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Your nerves move a surprising amount in their pathways, to accommodate your body movements. Nerve flossing helps get them moving again through areas that are restricted somehow, usually inflammation.
        A saying that PTs like to give is "motion is lotion". Getting your injured body to move is very tough but necessary.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You want to reduce inflammation. Meaning cold treatment as a home remedy. For the rest you'd need to visit a doctor

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why do i need to visit a doctor for sciatica. It is something is is curable at home because it is just something pressing on a nerve.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      hehehe what an idiot, inflammation is literally the bodies healing project and he wants to reduce that with cold treatment. what an absolute slave heheh

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are you low bar squatting?
    I had problems with my psoas and it caused sciatica. Stretch and strength. Back extentions, clam shells and glute raises helped me. I've switched to hi bar and I haven't had an issue since.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I've switched to hi bar and I haven't had an issue since.
      Same for me. I'm tall with a long torso and I think I have shit mechanics for low bar. Got a herniated disc from it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sensible anon here

      I had sciatica and i jumped to bulging disc conclusions like others. I was wrong, it was tight hip muscles, incompatible form. proper treatment of stretching, strengthening accessories and changing squat/dl variation cured it

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do this 3 times a week, and don't over stretch your glutes when it flairs up. Had this shit for years from a strained back. Did shit loads of physiotherapy for it, nothing worked. Instant relief after doing these exercises.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't do sit-ups and diddy heavy. Simple as. Any stretching where you're flexing or extending your back is probably making things worse.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Foam rolling, massage, and squatting and deadlifting at around 80%. It's usually not your spine but hips, glutes, or hamstrings. In my case I think it had to do with the piriformis.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    stop eating sneed oils

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Man shut the frick up

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        enjoy your sciatic nerve pain and cancer, you fricking Black person

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Watch youtube videos about picrl, there is some basic decompression advice. Also, in general, rest and forget about squats and deadlifts for some time.
    I had a hernia last winter + sciatica. It was hell, but after half a year of calisthenics, rest and some brosciency stuff I'm almost at 100% now. Although, I dont follow the 4+ plates atg till I die meme

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    watch dr berg on YouTube (he's not israeli)

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What has helped me (L5-S1 herniated disc:
    >Stop static stretching.
    >Stop flexing lumbar spine.
    >Don't load the spine with anything heavy, which means switching to a body weight routine with light dumbbell word (less than 30lbs).
    >If you can lose some weight, do it and keep it off. (I went from 180lbs to 160lbs at 5'9")
    >Only sit with good posture or if there is lumbar support.
    >Find a sleeping position that works for you, I only sleep on my back now with a firm mattress.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had this shit for 6 months, was awful and I tried everything under the sun, what worked for me was:

    >avoid sitting for long periods, get a standing desk if you work sitting
    > McGill's Big 3, do at least one of them daily
    > don't stretch, but lie down on your stomach on the flat floor for at least 30 minutes at the end of the day
    > lift, but rest at least 2 days in between to recover

    I managed to squat pain-free but I had to use one of those ankle support thingies.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OP here. Thank you everyone for the replies so far. Hopefully some other people benefit from this high quality thread as well.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I thought I had Sciatica for a while but turns out it was just my serratus posterior inferior being extremely tight (picrel), and massaging that area fixed it immediately. A friend of mine who is a doctor of physical therapy told me that sciatica is really rare and it's most likely muscular

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    watch squat university's videos on israelitetube. look up sciatica. the videos helped me immensely. i am not 100% healed, i would say 85%. but i am back to squatting and doing ohp. also do press ups, but leave your hips and legs on the floor. only press up from your back up. your butt and hips shoould stay planted on the floor. keep moving, movement is medicine, but try to limit anything that aggravates the pain. if walking is pain, you're gonna have to rough it out until the pain lessens. look up nerve flossing and press ups. that helped me.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you have a proper bulging disc you need to see a physio and not a doctor firstly but also you should decompress your spine. Do dead hangs daily for 3-5 mins and plenty of swimming if you can, I had a bulging disc and swimming made me pain free instantly it was amazing

    Don’t go to doctors they are useless and can only prescribe pain pills

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Front squats fixed mine (bulging L4/L5)

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