Posted 10/1/2007 8:25 PM (GMT -6)
Oh, TDoern, soft gentle hugz to you. I wish I had some magic words to help you. You have just two weeks till your doctors appointment at least that's good. What can I do to help? as I'd like to, you have my prayers.....Could the stimulators help you? have you had those? Does ice packs help or heat pads? Sorry about all the questions just trying to think of ways to help.
Lots of well wishes coming your way..........
* Asthma
* Allergies
* Osteoarthritis
* Spinal Stenosis
* Mild DDD
* Enlarged
* Pituitary Gland
* Fibromyalgia

Posted 10/2/2007 8:31 AM (GMT -6)
My two cents: I had sciatic nerve impingement for two years. The pain is horrible. My doc told me to watch for "drop foot", where one foot starts dragging, if a foot goes totally numb, if one leg looks "different" than the other, or if I start vomiting from the pain and it doesn't stop in an hour or so... he said that is all ER bound symptoms. That means the nerve is being damaged versus just annoyed.

The one thing I found to help at all, was to get down on all fours. Takes the pressure off the spine. Getting up is a big problem tho.
I'm not procrastinating----I'm still doing yesterday!!!! 
I have no medical training, any medical opinions expressed in my posts are just that....opinions.

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