Sciatica and WDW
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2004

    Sciatica and WDW

    Has anyone ever had sciatica act up in the middle of a WDW vacation? What did you do?

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Central New Jersey

    Re: Sciatica and WDW

    Well,Curious Alice, I have never had sciatica act up while on vacation (holiday). However, as a licensed massage therapist, I can tell you, if you can find a massage therapist who knows anything about sciatica, you can find relief. A simple massage addressing the gluteus maximus, piriformis and gluteus medius, all located around the greater trochanter. I have relieved sciatic issues with a number of clients. Please understand, this does not remove the sciatic discomfort permanently, but does offer relief.I personally have never been to one of Disney's spas, but I am sure they have therapists on duty who would be happy to work on you, should the need arise.
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  3. #3
    Yes I took a load of pain killers which I had pre-prescribed by my doctor and only went on the little rides. I also sat down a lot.

  4. #4

    Re: Sciatica and WDW

    no, however a few days of trekking through the parks i need a down day and i say i do and sit by the pool and drink adult beverages... than im back at it.. lol :-)

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    I have ! But since our first trip I've taken my therapist advice to heart and strengthen all the muscles around it: lower back, abdominal, gluteus maximus etc. I haven't had an episode in decades now! And until I got pregnant with this baby, I even lifted really heavy at the gym!

    That said, I know a friend who carries or buys a pool noodle and uses it as a foam roller to alleviate pain. She even took a small section in her backpack and when she could sit she placed it in her lower back and it helped. I've never tried it

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