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For anyone suffering from sciatica

Monday, May 15, 2017



What is sciatic nerve pain?

What is sciatica? (Per MedMD)

Sciatica is pain, tingling, or numbness produced by an irritation of the nerve roots that lead to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is formed by the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord into the lower back. It goes down through the buttock, then its branches extend down the back of the leg to the ankle and foot.
What causes sciatica?

The most common cause of sciatica is a bulging or ruptured disc in the spine pressing against the nerve roots that lead to the sciatic nerve. But sciatica also can be a symptom of other conditions that affect the spine, such as narrowing of the spinal canal, bone spurs (small, bony growths that form along joints) caused by arthritis, or nerve root compression caused by injury. In rare cases, sciatica can also be caused by conditions that do not involve the spine, such as tumors or pregnancy.

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I, myself, have suffered from it since October 29th when I fell at my brother's house when I was helping him move. I have tried everything to get this pain to stop. I have had a sciatic nerve block done (Feb 16th, it lasted 9 days). I have had physical therapy x 5 weeks. Chiropractic visits since November 1st. Their are two things so far that have helped ease the pain. As long as I'm on Prednisone I virtually am pain free. But long term use is not advised due to causing other complications down the road. The other thing I found helps (my daughter sent me this) is to sit on a tennis shoe (not a tennis ball, that didn't help) You sit with the toe of the shoes towards the inside of your butt cheek side ways. (meaning the inside to outside the shoe should fit with the larger part of the shoe outward and the small of it under the tail bone area). Trying this sounds ridiculous doesn't it? I was desperate for some relief so I figured why not give it a try. At first it hurt but the more I sat on it the more tingling I felt (which means the blood flow is back). Within 1/2 hour I was pain free. That was Saturday morning. I sit on the shoe again before going to bed to make sure there is a proper blood flow. So far so good. I woke up pain free Sunday and Monday morning. I'm sitting on it now as we speak. I have to go work today which means sitting for almost 8 hours straight answering phones. I'm taking my shoe with me to work. Guess what I have another one at home just like it. emoticon

I wanted to share this in case it may help someone else. Good luck and let me know how your pain level begins to ease, because believe me it will.

Yesterday I wrote another song for my mom for mother's day. Click on the link below to hear it.

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Momma Sit Down, (Enjoy Heaven’s Company)
By: Donna G Fowler
Campfire, finger pick and strum
Chord: C - Tempo: 120

Verse 1
What a happy time in heaven as the angels sing their song
My momma marched right in, it’s where she did belong
The Lord stood beside her and held her in His arms
And now she is protected forever from all harm.

Chorus
The angels are there, momma’s singing in the choir
Her voice loud and clear as she sings a little higher
We know that she is happy, we hear her in the breeze
Momma sit down, enjoy heaven’s company.

Verse 2
We are sad she is not with us, we miss her oh so much
Her always loving smile, her warm and gentle touch
How could we wish her back, how selfish would that be?
To take her away from heaven’s company.

Chorus
The angels are there, momma’s singing in the choir
Her voice loud and clear as she sings a little higher
We know that she is happy, we hear her in the breeze
Momma sit down, enjoy heaven’s company.

Tag:
We know that she is happy, we hear her in the breeze
Momma sit down, enjoy heaven’s company.

Have a wonderful Monday everyone!

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