I have been having HORRID sciatic nerve pain the past two days.
I am using a bag of corn to ice my back/butt several times a day.
Meaning the corn is getting thawed- my ass is hot- and re-frozen
No eat the corn?
Answer by funlovinlady at 6:23 PM on Mar. 13, 2013
Answer by Crafty26 at 6:25 PM on Mar. 13, 2013
Answer by Ginger0104 at 6:27 PM on Mar. 13, 2013
Answer by liss05 at 6:27 PM on Mar. 13, 2013
Answer by Crafty26 at 6:33 PM on Mar. 13, 2013
Answer by jeanclaudia at 7:27 PM on Mar. 13, 2013
What I read was ice for the first three days and heat after that if necessary
You will get more of a benefit from ice as long as you have pain!! Ice penetrates up to 1 1/2 inches, heat only about 1/2 inch. Ice will cool the area, killing pain more effectively and signaling that there is a problem. When the body goes to rewarm the area it will not only increase blood flow but send in more red (nutrient rich) blood cells and tons more white blood cells than heat ever will. They will help in the healing process. You can heat for 10 minutes before stretching if exercise is out of the question to warm the muscle.... but icing when you have pain (and/or swelling) is imperative to the healing & pain killing process. That's just part of the science behind heat vs ice. I NEVER use heat in my practice unless it is to get a better stretch out of a large surface muscle.
Answer by Crafty26 at 7:58 PM on Mar. 13, 2013
Answer by PartyGalAnne at 9:12 PM on Mar. 13, 2013