SUGGESTIONS (SOLICITED & UNSOLICITED) ON WHAT TO DO ABOUT MY SCIATICA

Sure seems like everyone has suffered through back pain at one time or another . . .
  1. 1.
    Rest
  2. 2.
    Back surgery
  3. 3.
    MRI or X-ray
  4. 4.
    Walk
  5. 5.
    Walk backwards
  6. 6.
    Walk on uneven surfaces
  7. 7.
    Walk in a swimming pool
  8. 8.
    Walk in the ocean
  9. 9.
    Walk a lot
  10. 10.
    Don't walk at all
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    Stretch
  12. 12.
    Don't stretch
  13. 13.
    Foam roller
  14. 14.
    Roll on a frozen water bottle
  15. 15.
    Change your diet
  16. 16.
    Steroid shot
  17. 17.
    Call your doctor
    She told me I would get better, which actually helped a lot.
  18. 18.
    Physical therapy
    I tried. The first appointment was more than a month away.
  19. 19.
    Physio Therapy
    Is that the same as Physical Therapy?
  20. 20.
    Yoga
    Especially pigeon pose
  21. 21.
    Massage
  22. 22.
    Pilates
  23. 23.
    Rolfing
  24. 24.
    Acupuncture
  25. 25.
    Chiropractor
  26. 26.
    Don't go to a chiropractor
  27. 27.
    Inversion therapy
    I think that means hanging upside down & all I can think of is bats
  28. 28.
    Hot water
  29. 29.
    Ice
  30. 30.
    Baths
  31. 31.
    Epsom salts
  32. 32.
    Heating pad
  33. 33.
    Wine
    This was my own discovery!
  34. 34.
    Ibuprofen
    High doses
  35. 35.
    Aleve
    Ditto
  36. 36.
    Tylenol PM
  37. 37.
    Vicodin
  38. 38.
    Marijuana
  39. 39.
    Magnesium
  40. 40.
    Arnica
  41. 41.
    Sleep
  42. 42.
    Protect your back when picking things up, when getting in & out of the car, and when brushing your teeth
  43. 43.
    Wait
  44. 44.
    Take action
  45. 45.
    Pray
  46. 46.
    Did I mention rest?