Sciatica and Kinesiology Taping

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I have suffered with sciatica for about a year and a bit now but was not medically diagnosed until august/september 2015. I was originally started on a course of amitriptlyn and physio therapy. Which after a few months benefited me greatly and the pain abated and I withdrew from the medication. I still do the exercises as often as I am able given the busy life of a mother of two. I have found recently that the pain is returning and worse than it was before I started back on the medication on a stronger dose and upped the amount I was doing the physio exercise regimen. I have seen no real improvement in my condition and have started using kinesiology tapes to help releave some of the inflammation surrounding my sciatic nerve. I find the taping helps with the pain though I am having trouble with it peeling when moving about. My sciatica effects both legs though it is worse in my right and this is the one I use the tape on. Anyone else who uses the tape for sciatica have any ideas on where I am going wrong?

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    I have never heard of it my sciatica is horrible it's not sharp pain it's a gnawing sickly ache all the time on left side, it is affecting my bladder where I keep urinating, I am on gabapentin at the moment but any new mess or what I can do to relieve the ache and stop bladder being irritated would be appreciated.....

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      See message to Stephanie 73734. Follow those suggestions. Use a support like an ace bandgage wrap on the leg and or a compression sox. For the bladder try apple cider vinegar. Tablespoon in a glass of warm water with a squeeze of honey to sweeten. Drink twice a day. Stay off coffee soda drinks. Light tea with lemon. Decaf.
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    I would suggest joint and bone support supplements to strengthen the discs in the spine and bones surrounding. Glucosamine and minerals like selenium zinc magnesium. Check on line to find these supplements. Vitamin C reduces pain and inflammation. Be careful lifting twists to the back. Soak in Epsom salts before bed. Magnesium and fish oil at bed will rest the nerves muscles. I take a little ibuprofen at bed to relax and sleep.
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    I have it and it's affecting my right leg and the pain is awful, feels like a spear being thrust into groin and goes down thigh muscle to knee and almost makes me forget how to walk! My knee begins to feel funny, I have taken just about everything that exists for the pain and ant-inflammatories. Including Gabapentin and Arcoxia. Medications only help temporarily, lower the inflamation so you can exercise. Acupuncture hepls, but didn't help me much, I had tapes as well, didn't notice any relief.I've had 24 sessions of traction and Osteopath work, the pain disappeared, temporarily! Also had 20 sessions with Chiropractor who recommended alternatice treatment that included massage , muscular liberation,+ exercise & walking. I DO take all the suplements, Glucosomine with Chrondoitin, Mutli-Vitamin, Selenium, Fish Oil 1000mgs twice a day and NOW I take Natural Turmeric capsules with peperine,(6 a day) which fight inflamation, also Garlic Capsules, Extra Virgem Olive Oil three times a day, Vit D with Calcium, Sachets of Collagen Peptides in water to help tissues repair. From what I've learned the only thing that can cure pain is constant exercise, be it YOGA, Pilates or Stretching exercises. I'm starting Pilates next week & will continue with Heat, Laser, Tens, Epsom Salts & MUSIC relieves pain! In fact, if you have NO incontinence problem, COFFEE also relieves pain and makes exercise easier. I'm still doing medical exams to see if I have any degeneration of the hip bones, as the back doesn't hurt at all, & the physiotherapy is all directed at the spine, L4, L5, Herniated Disc  and Stenosis which pinches the Sciatic nerve.There!  Good Diet , losing weight , helps too. I've lost 25lbs. HFLC with The Diet Doctor, Andreas Eeinfeldt

    Really Sciatic is NOT a diagnosis . It's just the name of the largest nerve in the body, which runs down the spine and goes through both sides of the hips to the legs. If pinched& damaged it will cause impediments . Diagnosis is EXACTLY WHERE it's being pinched & WHAT can be done so that the pressure is relieved thats causing the pain & immobilty. Doctor's have to be very thorough & get ALL the exams MRI Scan, Ultra-Sound Electoneuromiograph, Tomography, it takes a really good specialist to REALLY DIAGNOSE EXACTLY what is going on. Sciatica is NOT a diagnosis. it means he doesn't know, just generic.I hate doing the exercises but it seems that's about the only way to improve, 

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