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      Bobba
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      I am a 70 yr old retired nurse experiencing acute severe sciatica. This occurs 1-2 times /year totally debilitating me for 4-6 weeks. I have severe DDD, scoliosis, bulging was and pretty much everything else that a lower back can have. The pain impacts on my interactions with my grandchildren, puts huge pressures on my husband and excludes me from partaking in church or community activities. I take T3 x2 every 4-6 hours with little relief when sciatic nerve most inflamed. I have started taking medical marijuana (liquid) which helps relax chronic pain but has no effect on acute pain. I have been to pain specialists who have said that there is little to nothing they can do. I need an outlet to vent plus here others share their stories and ideas.
      I hope to take full advantage of all the site has to offer

    • #423379
      TPC_ITGirl
      Moderator

      Welcome, Bobba! I live with sciatica also. As a nurse, I’m sure you already know that every person is different, but I tried everything available and the thing that helped me most was massage and physical therapy. Sadly, what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another, but I find it’s a combination of treatments—treating the whole person—-that helps.

      It also helps to interact with people who understand where you’re coming from. I’m so glad you found us. I hope you’ll explore the site and participate in the chats, telephone support, etc.

      Please let us know how we can help. Remember–you are not alone!

    • #424518
      RichDee
      Participant

      Hi everyone;
      I’m 75 years old. I have chronic back pain. I’ve tried everything. I just started medical marijuana.It doesn’t seem to help much. I’m using cbd tincture. Anybody got any suggestions.

      RichDee

    • #424571
      Maggie Buckley
      Participant

      Welcome Bobba and RichDee,

      We all have to try many things to find a combination of things that work and then jigger things around to find improvement.

      I encourage you to explore some of the old blogs to learn about things that others are doing. Sometimes, when I read the blogs, I learn that what I took for granted as wasting my time is actually a coping method for living with pain; like listening to music or drawing.

      Maggie

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