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Posted by: heavenbound
« on: August 17, 2015 at 10:32 PM »

My sciatic pain has been unbearable at times and I'm positive laying in bed 24/7 makes it so much worse!

I asked for a heating pad which helps a tad, plus I'm allowed shower/bath privileges so I take a hot bath with the jets on to relive the pain.

My chiropractor comes to the hospital to adjust newborn babies so I asked him to swing by and adjust me the next time he was at the hospital. The first adjustment didn't help but he said it should help after he does a few more over the next several weeks.

I'm sorry you have to deal with all of this on top of everything else! I hope you can find relief!!!
Posted by: Kayc78
« on: July 03, 2015 at 10:24 PM »

Hi ladies, thanks for the suggestions! The tennis ball helped a lot. And yes I got my husband to massage my calves.

The legs have been good the past 2 days..but sciatic pain hasn't gone away. But the tennis ball helps with relief.

Thanks again ladies!
Posted by: Teemeg
« on: July 02, 2015 at 08:53 PM »

How is your back holding up my cyber bed rest buddy.
Posted by: VFJFTwins
« on: June 29, 2015 at 02:20 PM »

I have had some relief with alternating ice and heat. I have a good friend that is a licensed massage therapist / physical therapist and he came over and gave some pointers. The ice/heat seemed to help and then make sure you are using pillows under your legs if lying on your back and between your legs if on your side.
Posted by: Pina217
« on: June 28, 2015 at 10:59 PM »

Massage the calves and apply heat. You can also use a hot water bottle or pad on your back, that might dull the pain at least. Also you can put a tennis ball under you and kind of roll around on it and it acts as a sudo massager. And keep stretching and moving those legs as much as possible... Famous last bed rest words!
Posted by: Kayc78
« on: June 28, 2015 at 06:00 PM »

Anybody have any suggestions on what to do with restless legs? I feel like I ran and it's the next day when the calves are fatigued. But odviously it's just from laying down. I don't know what to do.. I have done some stretches and it's not helping. Also my sciatic nerve is acting up pretty bad and it's not like I can get a massage for it... I'm not having a good day. Anybody got suggestions? Please help?