Posts Tagged ‘sciatica’

Whats your Exp with Epidural steroid injections?

Monday, September 12th, 2011

I got hit by a semi-truck back in December.Thanks to driving a Chevy avalanche; I walked away no broken bones, however I have horrible sciatica when ever im sit on anything soft.(which is almost everything) My Pain management doctor wants to do ESI and maybe even some micro surgery to relive pressure, remove debris.

Although I have tattoos all over my body, i have never enjoyed the thought of a needle entering my arachnoid space. Any one out their have any exp. with ESI….?

These are gonna be Low epidural steroid injections…like L5/S1. for constant sciatica..

I am also 26 years old, and I have already tried chiropractic care,massage therapy, physical therapy, and acupuncture…and still no relief…
I have also tried pain medication and being on pain medication is also not an option, since I am a medical professional and cannot be high (well it wouldnt be ethical) while at work.

Is This Typical For a Visit To the Chiropractor?

Monday, August 8th, 2011

I went in for an adjustment and the chiropractor wants to see me back 5 days later! Is that typical for him to want to see me so soon? He said at that time, he would adjust me again & then give me a treatment plan based on how I did from the first adjustment to the next.
btw: I am being seen for sciatica during pregnancy (5 &1/2 months along) THANKS!!

What Would Help More With Hip Pain While Pregnant- Massage or Chiropractor?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

I am having this shooting- sharp pain only in my left glute/hip area. Mostly when I put all or a lot of my weight on my left leg. Which would be more effective treatment, a massage or a chiropractic adjustment? Thanks!!

By what I have described ^^^ does it sound like sciatica? It’s pretty much only on the left side and localized only to my glute & hip area.
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What Would Help More With Hip Pain While Pregnant- Massage or Chiropractor?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

I am having this shooting- sharp pain only in my left glute/hip area. Mostly when I put all or a lot of my weight on my left leg. Which would be more effective treatment, a massage or a chiropractic adjustment? Thanks!!

By what I have described ^^^ does it sound like sciatica? It’s pretty much only on the left side and localized only to my glute & hip area.
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Question for a Physical Therapist or Chiropractor PLEASE?

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

I’m 23 weeks pregnant. Exercise 3-4x week and overall feel great! The only trouble I’m having is an occassional dull ache smack in the middle of my glutes. But zero back pain. Is this likely triggered by sciatica or posterior pelivic pain? And what’s the best treatment?
Surely I should continue execising? THANK YOU for any help.

Would a visit to the chiropractor help sciatica?

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

I keep hearing that I should go to the chiropractor… everyone I know swears by it, but the thought of it just scares me.

However, I occasionally experience sciatica, which has gotten worse as of late. I’d like to figure out something to help relieve it other than just ibuprofen and heating pads. I work in a hospital, so I’m constantly on my feet and bouts of sciatica are quite painful when I need to keep working.

HELP…!??

any opinion on chiropractor for a bad back/sciatica?

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

was hoping to get an opinion. herniated a disc 2 yrs ago. got sciatica as a result that progressively got worse to the pt where i needed surgery. have been pain free for a yr, but 2 wks ago, pulled my back again golfing. the back pain is gone, but i feel the all too familiar pinching sensation in the upper-left buttocks. no pain going down my leg yet, but this is how it started last time so would like to seek treatment as soon as possible. i tried medication, physical therapy, accupuncture & epideral injections last time to no avail so had to get surgery as a last resort. this time, i’m wondering if i should try chiropractic treatment as it was the only treatment i didn’t try last time. however, i’ve heard mix things about it both personally & online, so if anyone can share their experience or expertise as it relates to herniated discs & sciatica, i’d appreciate it.

Scoliosis questions.?

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

I have scoliosis. Whenever I tell people I do people say what’s that??
Why don’t people know about it??
And just today I was talking to someone and they are like that’s gross. It hurt so much.
Especially because he told me my face was ugly, and now he thinks that i am gross becuase I have scoliosis??

I have a 29 degree curve. my spine is curved because there is a space between 2 of the bones in just one spot. So I really don’t see how chiropractic care could help. I am so worried i will have to get surgery. My mom wants me to.

I need someone to talk to me.
Is there a website that people with scoliosis can just talk to each other about it??
I was diagnosed with it in August.
And have been going to the chiropractor ever since.
I still have pain but not as bad.
I also had sciatica for a few weeks.

What would a brace do for me??

Do I have enough to file for a chiropractic medical malpractice claim?

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Two years ago I went into the chiropractor for my lower back /sciatica. I did not go to my primary caregiver since I thought my back was "just out". I had burning in my right buttocks and down the back of my right leg. The chiropractor knew my history and of my activities. He told me that I may get a little worse before I got better. After the first adjustment I was in more pain and had numbness down my right leg with the burning. I let him know the next time I was in that it was worse and he reiterated that this would be part of getting better. By the third adjustment I was completely numb in my groin area and down my right leg. I felt like I was sitting on a tennis ball if I sat down, I had trouble standing in one place for very long and I walked with a limp. The next time I went in to explain this was getting way worse and not better he decided to do an x-ray. After the x-ray I was immediately sent to have an MRI done. 15 minutes after having the MRI done I had a call from my chiropractor telling me the tech said I had the worst back he had ever seen. I was also herniated at L4/L5 and my disc had "exploded" into my spinal cord at L5/S1 and was crushing my spinal cord. The MRI tech did not understand how I could walk. Once the chiropractor had the official results in he explained to me that he could no longer treat me and that he "thought I was herniated, but was ‘hoping’ that was not the case". I then went in for emergency surgery to alleviate the pressure on my spinal cord and remove the fragments in my cord.

One year later a new MRI revealed that I still had issues – severe herniation at L5/S1, torn disc at L4/L5, herniation at T11/T12, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, neural formina stenosis, neuropathy in my right leg, etc etc.

I had three spinal epidurals as a non-surgical treatment, but am going in to see a new neurosurgeon for a consultation on a second surgery at my primary caregivers recommendation. I am now looking at having to have by back fused to prevent further degeneration and damage. This surgery is, of course, much more costly than my first. I have already had enough financial devastation from all of the doctor visits and do not need more.

I am not sure if this would be enough to show negligence on the behalf of the chiropractor.

I should add that prior to this I did not have any back issues. I used to run 15-20 miles per week and was in good physical shape. I was 30 years old when this occurred.

Can chiropractic work help alleviate Sciatica?

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

I have had sciatica for just over 3 months now, and my doctor just gave me some naproxin and some stretches to do. Stretching seems to relieve the pain sometimes, but I’ve been told to just expect to have to deal with the pain for good now. Is this true, will I have this pain for the rest of my life? I was wondering if chiropractic work might alleviate the pain. Anyone have any experience with this? I have two friends whom had surgery for this…I really hope I don’t have to do that! I am 35 and I would consider my health to be better than ever! I don’t want to quit working out due to this pain!