Agree with DrP. 90% of sciatica resolves spontaneously in 3 months.
If it doesn't it may need investigating.
Early surgery does not alter long term natural history.
Pull your wallet out and find a good private physio. Don't waste your time and money with other shit.
If you prefer to wait for your NHS to help you will probably be very disappointed. There are a few exceptions.
It's not their fault, the system is too overloaded and under-resourced to provide optimum care.
Sciatica - tell me what to do to stop it!
Agree with DrP. 90% of sciatica resolves spontaneously in 3 months.Posted 3 years ago #
I'm gonna give those stretches a go, thanks
The ONLY problem with NHS physio is the waiting list times. By the time you get to see them, your injury is chronic and therefore much more difficult to treat than if it was dealt with earlier.
If it lasts mor than four weeks ask for a mri. I carried on for two years suffering found out I had broken my back now got 16 bolts 3 cages 1 plate and 6 fushions seeing surgeon next week to see if I need more ops.
cycling is the only form of excersise I can now do good luck
i had the shooting pain (but no pins and needles) a few months ago - piriformis stretches made a massive difference within a week, then the remaining pain cleared up over a couple of months with continued but not very regular stretching.
Oh the irony!!
Did some miles on the road bike this week, and am left with a painful and tight piriformis, resulting in sciatic type pain!!!!
Agonised myself through the pain of stretches yesterday, and already it's feeling better.... More stretches me think!
I had sciatic issues, went to the GP who referred me to the physio who gave me stretches to do, did them religiously as detailed, result, **** all difference. Got 2 sessions of accupuncture for a total of £60 and that was it sorted and have had no issues in over a year.
Will also add that from GP to physio referral and appointment was less than 2 weeks.
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