herniated L5-S1, nerve root compression
my doc tells me i have herniated disc L5-S1 and a nerve root compression. Anyone had similar issues? What can i do???
(I'm 30 used to work out daily, play tennis and my work is such that i sit on computer all day...)Pain started suddenly after an uphill contest.
The pain in my lower back only occurs when i either sit for long hours, or immediately when i get up after laying on my back with my feet touch the ground. No pain though when i lay on bed with feet on the bed-strange i know.
The sciatic pain occurs one (on left side) mainly when i stretch, or bend to touch my toes that kind of thing.
It has not stopped me from daily activities, thought i miss playing tennis and jogging all of which i've given up since the pains begun-coming to one year now.
Please help, what exercise, treatment, things can i do to get better??????