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Pain won't stop

my poor wife has been fighting this pain sciatica for 6 weeks now cries in pain daily I took her to the er 4 weeks ago they did absolutely nothing for her said we all have pain sometimes just gotta deal with it and sent us home. well sorry but 6 weeks of it somethings not right. what should I do next she doesn't have a pcp right now in the process of changing Dr's ! any suggestions out there can't keep watching her suffer like this !


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,435
    please take a look at this chronic pain step by step
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • hvillshhvills Suzhou, ChinaPosts: 971


    There is a "find a doctor" tab at the top of this page.  Maybe give it a try... 

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  • Ellen625EEllen625 New Jersey, USPosts: 757
    What pain relief methods have you tried? Search for the "blend." It's a list of things people use to alleviate pain. I had terrible sciatica and use ice packs and a TENS unit in addition to pain meds. Does your wife need a referral to see a specialist? You might even want to go back to the ER and insist on an mri.

  • Has she tried acupuncture, I actually could feel it helping on the 1st visit?  I went for acupuncture to help with foot pain caused by my back and it wasn't helping but then I did something that caused agonizing sciatic pain.  I went back to the acupuncturist and it was amazing the relief I felt.
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