Re: Piriformis muscle/sciatic nerve pain

No, it is not normal for this type of set back. I can't stand therapists that say it really has to hurt for him to make any difference in your condition. I've had sciatic myself and I can tell you it doesn't have to hurt. I ended up seeing a chiropractor/sports med doc who realigned everything and worked out my hip. He gave me exercises at home and told me if he was hurting me for me to let him know especially if it was bad. He said anything he did shouldn't hurt me too much and if it did that was an indication to him that he needed to back off some. I think you should definitely let the PT know that he did you more damage than good and you are not happy with him. Perhaps a less aggressive PT would be better and would be able to help you. If you choose to seek a chiropractor make sure he is a well recommended one and not a quack. Many of them can harm you.

Posted By freerefills on September 17, 2008 at 16:06:31:

In Reply to: Piriformis muscle/sciatic nerve pain posted by Vicki on August 17, 2008 at 18:33:09:

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