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Back injury, sciatica, owwwww

Discussion in 'Health, Fitness and Well Being' started by kdalymc, May 8, 2018.

  1. footy75

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    yeah thats when surgery is only option.
     
  2. kdalymc

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    Which one
     
  3. footy75

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    when the sciatica is that bad and you start losing feeling in your foot. drop foot.
     
  4. kdalymc

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    Nope I haven't yet. But after the first bout I feel surgery is my only option...
    Find out monday
     
  5. footy75

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    Good luck, hope it all works out well for you.
     
  6. The Charlatan

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    My wife has had awful sciatica pain since giving birth to our son four years ago. She's just changed over her fitness regime to include a lot of yoga. She's virtually had zero issues with sciatica since. Hers was debilitating to the point where she could not walk.
     
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    good to hear, posture and core strength should go a long way as well as dropping weight
     
  8. The Charlatan

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    She was always slim, I think it must have more to do with core strength.
     
  9. Smack

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    cause you said she gave birth
     
  10. The Charlatan

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    Haha yeah she bounced back well.
     
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    lol lucky

    I'm glad she is doing well mate, yoga is amazing for your core
     
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    I’m in the same boat unfortunately, f**ked my back at work. Sciatic pain all the way to my toes nearly, left side 24/7.
    Doctor prescribed 600mg of Pregabalin per day & endone when needed. It’s f**king horrible
     
  13. YoHadrian

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    I've had an slightly elongated disc in my back pretty much my whole life & I've always mitigated the pain by exercises to get my core strength going.

    One I do every single night is I lie down flat the planking position & elevate my arms about about a 10 degree angle dead straight & then do about 50-60 knee to chest bends. For me anyway it really helps alot.
     
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    Sorry to dredge up on old thread. After 2019 drought, there was absolutely no watering of lawns in the Central west where I hail from. The end result was as you would expect dead lawns etc. Then March 2020 came around and so so did the rain. After months of not giving a rats arse about the lawn and the fact there was none to mow I decided to drop the lawn mower off to get serviced. Lifted it out of the back of the Ute and bang. Herniated the L5 and the sciatic pain from my lower back all the way down the back of my left leg to the toes is one of the most excruciating things I have experienced. Had to take Endone just to sleep, how I did not get an addiction to the stuff is a miracle. This carried on for over a month. Could barely crawl. Saw the specialist and he was great. Not knife happy and was prepared to keep an eye on the fluid build up from the herniation that was causing all the drama pushing against the nerve. Then Covid hit with a vengeance and most surgeries including my possible one never happened. Anyway fixed the problem via physio and time off work. I now never forget to bend the knees when lifting. Don’t want to experience that pain ever again.
     
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    This is some scary shit reading all this. What are the preventative actions needed to avoid this from happening ? sounds like keeping fit and healthy, not lifting heavy objects without bending your back. But more down to luck than anything else ? Is playing rugby at a rip age of 40 a bad idea ? I can’t imagine the pain but have a good idea having read this thread.
     
  16. Mark B

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    I am no doctor, but the majority is caused by lifting reasonably heavy things, and doing the lifting by not getting someone else to help or bending knees etc.
     

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