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Old 11-05-04, 09:35 AM   #1
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Piraformis, sciatica problems & pain

My wife has piraformis muscle problems, with associated sciatic nerve pain. What strategies will enable her to ride a bike for more than 15 minutes at a time, her current time limit before the pain is too severe?
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Go see a back specialist or a neurologist. I had sciatic symptoms with excruciating pain in my legs and a variety of numbness and tingling running down to my toes.

Went in for the MRI came out with a date for surgery.
I had a 3.8cmX1.6cmX1.8cm primary neuro fibroma type 2 (NF2). It was my spinal cord from the L4-L5 border to the L5-S1 border. It was occluding 95% of my spinal column. All the nerves were wedged into the side of the intradural space. My neuosurgeon peeled that baby out all in one piece.

I was off the percoset, vicadan, vioxx, and some muscle relaxant cold turkey.

I know your aware of the exact problem your wife has but go see a specialist.

Get one of those seats with a channel down the center and stretch stretch stretch.

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piraformis tension overt ime can cause inflammation of the sciatic nerve bundle as it passes through the buttocks on its way down the leg. I had precisely this same problem because of an impact-type back injury some years prior. a physical therapy regime which included accupuncture, electro-stim, chiropractic adjustments, moist heat, stretching, and deep tissue massage all brought my back into very good health again.

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I recently had this so bad I was contemplating stopping. I did three things and it is gone and I am back to riding 150 miles/week.

1. 2 aleve (with breakfast and dinner)
2. Switched to Speedplay Frog pedals
3. Starting using a massage ball from Trigger Point Technologies (for back/butt/leg)

After 7 days or so it went away. I stopped the aleve but the pedals and the ball are still helping.

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thanks for the advice. wife has had all of the above except for surgery (MRI shows nothing), but still has pain. life isn't fair.
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thanks for the advice. wife has had all of the above except for surgery (MRI shows nothing), but still has pain. life isn't fair.
If you're referring to the regimen I mentioned above, it takes time. My pain subsided briefly (and wonderfully) immediately after the first treatment, then returned even worse than before for the next three weeks, slowly diminishing until it vanished. My physical therapist told me to expect exactly those feelings of soreness and pain-- which was comforting and helped me stick with the program.

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