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Every morning when I wake up I can hardly walk because of my sciatica nerve. It takes me about 2-3 hours to be able to actually stand up straight in the morning after I wake up. There has to be something I can do in order to excersise this nerve. Any tips or advice would be helpful thank you very much!
I understand your pain because I have had sciatica for 14 years from a back injury that caused permanent nerve damage. Here is a website that tells you what stretches can help and even shows pictures:
You should also try to walk as much as possible because it really does help with the pain. Try to avoid hills and stairs as they will make the pain worse.
Some other options include chiropractic care (generally only good for short term relief), steroid injections (did not help me), physical therapy and pain management. I also took a drug called Trileptal for many, many years. It is actually an anti-seizure med but it is known to help with chronic nerve pain. Depending on the cause of your sciatica, you may be able to try that as well. I loved how it helped me and only stopped taking it because I want to begin trying to have a family in the near future and it is known to cause some types of birth defects.
Best wishes and I hope you feel better soon.
I Don't know about stretching exercises however, it might help you to try inversion… I have an inversion table and it's wonderful. It takes all the pressure off your spine by tilting your body… Head down while your in a prone position. This opens up your spine and releases the nerves that are being impinged. The inversion table will let you go completely upside down… Hanging by your ankles. With my bad back I had often imagined hanging by my feet like the acrobats and how good it would feel… It does! Check with your doctor first just to be on the safe side. Swimming will also help. Being in the water takes the pressure off our skeletal system, and swimming is wonderful exercise.
Best of Luck …. Will be sending good thoughts your way!
My sciatic nerve starting hurting again this morning. I took Ibuprofen twice today along with some Seroqeul & also put I bag full of ice on my back for 20 minutes..
ANY GOOD STRETCHES THAT ACTUALLY WORK?
I have a friend who has bad Sciatica, he usually sits on the floor with his legs straight in front of him a gently stretches forward to touch his toes. He says this works a treat. Yoga really helps too apparently.
I hope this helps you
Top 3 Exercises for Sciatica and Pinched Nerve