Im 24 year male 6'2 was in shape and worked out for years.... Im Sure it came from gym where I used to workout hard and heavy. Saw Chiro in past and never really helped.
After having sciatica symptoms for a year now and trying to work around it.... ended up going to get an M.R.I. on lumber spine September 2014
results were found : (MRI WRITTEN REPORT)
:L5-S1 FOCAL WITH TEAR OF ANNULUS AND CAUDAL EXTENSION OF 0.4 CM
: BOTH BULGES IN THE INTERVERTEBAL DISC
That was in September now I recently went to neurologist where they did ALL TESTING for NERVE DAMAGE and I came out perfect with no nerve damage what so ever. Went back to ORTHO who said he doesn't want to injection epidural or anything because he doesn't see it that bad....
I really want to get back to my routine: since injury I do light weights upper body and little leg machines but nothing compared to what was before weight and some lifts..... what hurts me mostly is the CARDIO LIFESTYLE... I flare up quick down the right side if I do anything except bike.... (which isn't dong much for me). I used to do Stairmaster, jogging, elliptical and now all of them flare me up... I stretch before and after workouts.... so I know about the stretching and icing it down 25 mins if im in pain after working out.... but my main situation is I don't want to continue my life like this I want to be able to do the things I love....
should I see another ORTOPEDIAC?