Posted: 18/11/2013 at 07:36
I'll get Nurofen heat patches - my daughter suffers from sciatica as well - is going for xrays shortly. I'll get some for her too.
FB - think you deserve an early night ((hugs)) - my Pa spent his 90th birthday in a coma - wrongly prescribed mix of medication
Dove, when you get the patches make sure you then don't wear huge heavy jumpers, they need a slight air flow to activate and aren't that effective if you're all bundled up.
Also - find a modern pilates course, its not going to leave you pouring with sweat and feeling like you're about to keel over but its really good for building up the muscles and weight bearing / strengthening. it also adapts itself to work whichever part of your body needs it the most.
Finally (I do ramble so - been dealing with bad backs & broken bits for 9 yrs now) if she doesn't already get your daughter to try a TENS machine. you don't need the ones that cost 100s of pounds I found my best one (I have 4) is one that cost under £15 from Boots. once you know where to put the pads I find it can kill the pain of a siactic flare instantly.... sooo much better than morphine!