This is so not primal, but maybe in a way, it is.
As you may know, I've been dealing with sciatic nerve pain for a while now. I have a ruptured disc at L4/5, but I'm informed that surgery isn't necessary (yes!). I've been seeing a physio and things are slowly improving. I'm finally back to walking to and from my train stations every day, which is 50 minutes exercise 5 days a week. I was so relieved to be doing this again that I even went out in torrential rain yesterday!
Anyway, what really changed things for me was trying out one of those heat wraps - the ones that you can wear for 8 hours. I bought one on Friday, wore it all day and the next day I could walk with only discomfort, rather than pain! Ever since then, I've been wearing one a day and they seem to do the trick. I'm a little sceptical that the pain relief and NSAIDs are doing anything to be honest, I am positive it's the physio and the heat that are loosening things up. I also found that by the time I had finished my walk to the train station from the office last night, the discomfort was almost gone - 15 minute walking seems to loosen things up.
I hate taking medication - I have to daily for another long-term condition (epilepsy), so adding more to the chemical pot isn't making me a happy lady.
I was thinking of cutting back on the NSAIDs first, and then taking only ibuprofen rather than cocodamol for 'pain relief', to see what happens.
Anyone any thoughts? I just hate the thought that I'm taking all this medication, when it might not be necessary any more. Especially as apart from that, my body is a primal temple....;-)