Earlier this year, i had wanted to make changes for a healthier lifestyle. I started changing diet that consisted of organic food. I was quite happy with the results and decided to get back into shape as i was still 5 kgs overweight. At 31 years, it's never too late to start, right?
During my younger years, I had done a lot of sports. I thought maybe if I could just get back to a normal weight range, I'd feel better about myself.
For five weeks, I did zumba and hit the gym daily. I felt pain on my lower right side of my back but shrugged it off as soreness from all the gym work. Should've known better.
The pain affected my performance at work, and people don't believe that i am in pain. I have been suffering from L4 herniated disk and L5/S1 degeneration, as told by my doctor based on the MRI. It is now week 7, and the doctor told me that if the pain still persists by week 8, i should consider surgery...which scared me a whole lot.
Determined not to undergo surgery, the first six weeks i had gone to a physiotherapist who taught me yoga stretches and exercises. At home, i do gentle stretches, massage, cold and hot therapy.
The sciatica pain had gone away for the past few days, but had mysteriously returned this morning. I woke up with the familiar pain shooting from the right buttock to the foot. I got up and coughed. Yep. There it was. The pain's back. The numbess of the skin had also returned. I had been very careful with posture, sleeping position and carrying things.
And now, i have no idea why it's back.
I hope i'm not alone in this where the pain returns eventhough you were getting better..