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Sciatic pain?

Steph0012SSteph0012 Posts: 1
edited 04/09/2015 - 8:06 PM in Lower Back Pain
For the past 6 months I've had this nagging and dull pain in my right butt check I assumed my hamstring was tight so I worked on proper stretching before working out. Then friday I finished cleaning my house and the pain because so overwhelming I started vomitting. It starts around L5 and goes down to my foot. The pain is sharp and constant. My foot is tingling (under side of foot at the toes), I can't get comfortable whether sitting, standing or laying. I can't seem to put any weight on my right butt check without wanting to cry. I can't sleep either it hurts to sleep face down, on my back and/or left side. I went to the chiro and he took X-rays. I need to figure out how to upload here. The pain has been constant for 5 days and is horrific. Any advice? Chiro says that I have compression is my L4-L5, and degenerative discs in L5-S1. My hips are off and I have 2 curvatures in my thoracic spine. Is this something a chiro can fix?


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  • I wouldn't let chiro to touch the spine without taking an MRI. I would take a request to do an MRI from a GP as the first thing.
  • DanielCDanielC Posts: 155
    edited 04/10/2015 - 1:57 AM
    Get aN MRI. Don't let a chiropractor touch you! I did this mistake and I paid the consequences. The best you can do is light stretches of your hamstrings and calf muscle combined with light exercises for your lower back and abs. The ones that don't hurt your back in the process. Look it up on google or yourube. There are loads of them.
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