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Anyone else have this?

SapaSSapa Posts: 47
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:39 AM in Lower Back Pain
hi everyone,

last night i was putting something in the garbage can. i stepped on the little pedal that opens the lid of the can, and all of a sudden my toes cramped like crazy. after that, the pain in my leg (from top to bottom) and foot was excrutiating. i have 2 herniations, one of which is compressing the nerve (l5/s1) causing sciatic pain. i'm going for surgery next week.

just wondering if anyone else has had anything else like this happen?





  • I have had many strange pains in the last 6 mos. It seems to be sporadic and can come on from little things. I would guess that more than likely you doing that motion stretched or engaged a muscle or bone that pressed on the nerve.

    I have noticed myself that while my herniation is the L4-L5 I could feel pain in just about any part from below the shoulders down. I believe it comes from mostly your body being in protective mode and your muscles are constantly in a tense mode trying to protect itself as it knows something is wrong.

  • Hi jsirabella! I think you're right about our bodies being in protective mode! All the other muscles are compensating for the weakness and pain caused by the herniations. Pain seems to radiate through the body too.

    Thanks for replying! Take care!
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