Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

In this Discussion

Veritas-Health LLC has recently released patient forums to our Arthritis-Health web site.

Please visit http://www.arthritis-health.com/forum

There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
Attention New Members
Your initial discussion or comment automatically is sent to a moderator's approval queue before it can be published.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

Help for sciatica around Seattle?

painbackppainback Posts: 8
I was diagnosed (MRI) with a herniated disc L5/S1 several years ago and the symtom was mild back pain. I was prescribed physical therapy, and I exercise whenever I can. The pain decreases over the years, so I thought I was getting better.

For unknown reason, the pain intensified last month. But I don't want to just lie around and get weaker, so I continue to exercise (play table tennis) once a week. Two days ago a new symtom appeared after I exercise: pain and slight numbness in one leg from the hip down to the foot. The first night it wasn't too bad I could still sleep. Last night it got worse and I woke up several times because of the pain. I'm guessing this is sciatica. This pain is several times worse than the back pain.

Who is the best doctor or clinic/hospital to help? Should I look for a sports medicine doctor, a neuroscience doctor, an orthopedic surgeon, or ???
Is board cerfication by american board of spine surgery any good? I checked the doctors in virgina mason spine clicnic and not one of them has this cerfication.

Has anyone been healed by decompression from a chiropractor?

How about sciatica exercises? I did them but there's no effect. E.g. one of them is lie on stomach and prop up the upper body with arms while hip stays on the floor.

I don't suppose there's any way to get quick relief from sciatica?


Sign In or Register to comment.