Just read comments from Carol and Sadie, I have been suffering with a trapped siatic nerve now for at least 4 months. I have finally seen a Consultant Physio who has me on an exercise programme i.e. brisk walking on a treadmill if possible, gentle cycling in a pool and use of Jacuzzi and steam room or sauna etc to get circulation back in the leg muscles - it does help but the pain still comes back but I am told will get worse before better and to allow six weeks of this programme. I am hoping after just three weeks doing this that things will improve. Hope this is of help exercise instead of rest I am told is the way forward. Pain killers I agree do only work for around two hours. Finding a comfortable sleeping position and even relaxing on the sofa or my main problem has anyone found the best way to sit or sleep. Also I use a heat pad when relaxing and going to sleep which does help a little.

Posted By Barbara Garmory on November 25, 2004 at 14:11:44:

In Reply to: Re: trapped siatic nerve posted by Carol Copeland on May 17, 2004 at 23:32:16:

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