Leg pains - What helps?

Jo2402
Jo2402 Member Posts: 12
edited 5. Oct 2017, 08:16 in Living with Arthritis archive
Those with back pain/sciatica/nerve pain, what helps you the most?

I have arthritis in my lower back, which pinches my nerves to send shooting pains down both legs.

Does anyone else experience this? What helps you?

Thank you


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  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,234
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Jo and welcome to the forum
    I have a few disc that are pinching nerves , and the only thing that helps me are the pregablin..they are for nerve pain and were prescribed by the pain clinic..you ask for a referral..and I hope you can some help soon , its horrible pain
  • Jo2402
    Jo2402 Member Posts: 12
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    barbara12 wrote:
    Hello Jo and welcome to the forum
    I have a few disc that are pinching nerves , and the only thing that helps me are the pregablin..they are for nerve pain and were prescribed by the pain clinic..you ask for a referral..and I hope you can some help soon , its horrible pain

    Hi Barbara, thank you for replying and for your suggestion. I will do some more research around this and ask my GP x


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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 27,376
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Nothing worse than shooting pains. Has anyone suggested injections to you? I know some have found long-lasting relief from back pain with that.

    I have tried the lot from tens (effective for a good while until I got used to it :( ) to anti-inflams, heat to ice.

    Oh and a few of us on here have been to pain clinics too??? That might be worth a try.

    Best of luck

    Toni xx
  • Jo2402
    Jo2402 Member Posts: 12
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    frogmorton wrote:
    Nothing worse than shooting pains. Has anyone suggested injections to you? I know some have found long-lasting relief from back pain with that.

    I have tried the lot from tens (effective for a good while until I got used to it :( ) to anti-inflams, heat to ice.

    Oh and a few of us on here have been to pain clinics too??? That might be worth a try.

    Best of luck

    Toni xx
    Thank you for the advice Toni, I will ask GP about the pain clinic, whenever I can get a GP appointment! Xxx


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  • Edenderry5504
    Edenderry5504 Member Posts: 3
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Jo2402 wrote:
    frogmorton wrote:
    Nothing worse than shooting pains. Has anyone suggested injections to you? I know some have found long-lasting relief from back pain with that.

    I have tried the lot from tens (effective for a good while until I got used to it :( ) to anti-inflams, heat to ice.

    Oh and a few of us on here have been to pain clinics too??? That might be worth a try.

    Best of luck

    Hi amitrypiline can releave your shooting pain.
    Toni xx
    Thank you for the advice Toni, I will ask GP about the pain clinic, whenever I can get a GP appointment! Xxx


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