Hello! I was hoping someone could help me understand my pain. I was diagnosed with sciatica several years ago and thought that it just would come and go. However, I've been dealing with severe pain the whole time. I ice and heat almost every day, in addition to stretching and walking- all the things you're supposed to do with a pinched nerve. I'm 30 years old and am very active. I play a very physical, high contact sport and I know that aggravates it, but it's certainly not the cause. What else can I do? I don't want to take drugs, I would prefer a more natural solution. Anyone else find relief from other things? I've tried acupuncture before and it definitely helped, but only short term. It's probaby worse now than it's ever been and I'm at my wit's end. My doctor doesn't seem to have any other solutions, other than narcotics. I would like to try to have a baby soon, and I'm so worried that if I get the pregnant, the back pain will be unbearable. Any other ideas/suggestions? Maybe just knowing that I'm not the only one suffering from this will help. Thanks! KristieView Thread
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