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1/17/11 9:32 A

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So, I am a non-chiropractor person too, and I have sciatica. I had BIG problems with it when I first started running, but I gather that you are not a newbie. I wonder what's changed for you?

For me, having a gait analysis done revealed that I was crossing my arms in front of my chest, causing my body to twist side to side as I ran. I was also (ahem) sticking my butt out! Once I learned to control my core and swing my arms straight back and forth, the back pain went away.

Seeing the doc or physio is important, in my humble opinion. If you can get in to see a sports physio all the better. As Nancy said, you should find out what is causing your pain. I hope you get to the root of it soon.

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1/16/11 3:19 P

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emoticon for the comments, everyone!

I will *not* go to a chiropractor, as I have many, many reason not to trust or believe in the practice. However, I do have a family member who is an orthopedist and I will try to set up an appointment with them. If all else fails, there is a group local physical therapy facilities that does free one-time consultations and I can always make an appointment with them to see what they suggest.

Thanks again, everyone!

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1/16/11 1:11 P

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I had sciatic nerve entrapment and it was ART (active release technique) that finally took care of it. Like nancy said, ART hurts like nobody's business but so worth it.

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1/16/11 1:02 P

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I had some pregnancy induced sciatica recently during one of my last half marathons, and it was NOT FUN! While I can't do a whole lot about mine until this baby is born, it seemed like from all the reading I did about it, that some chiropractic therapy might have been the best bet to relieve the pain. It's possible to have a misalignment that could be contributing to the sciatica. You might have tried this since you've been dealing with this problem a while, but thought I'd mention it.

I hope you can find some relief and keep up the running!

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1/16/11 12:01 P

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Jessica,

You have to find the cause of your sciatica...for me it was VERY tight hamstrings which caused my piriformis to become tight and sit right on that sciatic nerve...what did I do...Active Release Therapy...keep in mind this puppy hurts, but it finally cleared up an off and on problem I had had for a year or so.

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1/16/11 11:57 A

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I pinched my sciatic nerve when I was about 20 years old (5 years ago) and since then I get some pain in my lower back on the side that had its nerve pinched.

Once in a while I will have the pain flare up a little, but not all the way down the back of my leg like the first time it was pinched. It's basically like a burning in my right buttock starting near my tailbone/hip and going down the side of my thigh for about 6 inches.

I was told by my doctor that core strength training helps, so I never hesitate to work on my abs/back. However, now that I'm training for a half-marathon, I'm experiencing more and more pain in my lower back.

Do any of you have sciatica? How do you run and prevent it from flaring up again? I just got fitted for really great running shoes and told the woman who fit me about my back, so she did give me shoes with impact-dampening soles to help my back. Any ideas if I should ask her for other shoe recommendations since my back still hurts?

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