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Old 03-23-2013, 03:39 AM   #3140
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Originally Posted by Stamperamma View Post
The sciatica usually gets pinched off by muscles or fatty tissues, in both cases, heat and ice, stretching and as painful as it is movement.

I have had problems with mine ever since I gained weight. The doctor did give me muscle relaxants, that eased the pain but the exercises just about killed me.

Stress can bring it on as well.

I haven't tried ice. Heat feels good so I sleep on a heating pad. I have it on the lowest setting and it shuts off in an hour so I don't worry about getting burned. Slept well but with the aid of pain meds.
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