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S1 nerve displaced, PT what the?

greasyggreasy Posts: 19
My left S1 root is displaced posteriorly, and to do physio like they want me to is crazy. I have this and I can't even do a quarter of a calf raise. I think it would be like gambling with permanently making things worse. I am just amazed or I guess I could be wrong. Sorry just venting but does anyone else think this is a bad idea. This is my back not theirs anyways.


  • I would see a Neurosurgeon or pain management. You could try epidural injections that could help with the pain first before trying PT. Good Luck.
  • i too have the S1 nerve damage. I cant do any kind of a calf raise and am scheduled to see the Neuro this week. I tried the PT and it hasnt done anything and probably is worse now. I have been taking 2400mg of ibprofin per day and icing once or twice a day and using a heat pad. The pain is manageable for the most part now, but still cant walk normal and very far. Im definitly opting for the microdiscectomy. i have little if no backpain at all and is all in the buttock and right leg.
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  • I will be curious as to what your surgeon says , you have the exact symptons as I. I am seeing my surgeon this week on the 29th. Looking for some answers from him. Do you have a herniated disk?
  • yes, i have a herniated disc. I havent been told how big the bulge is, or at what disk, but from what i have read, it is at the S1 nerve. It just keeps getting worse.
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