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Trying to manage

mthewb2mmthewb2 Posts: 1
edited 05/21/2015 - 6:55 AM in New Member Introductions
Given the current state of medical care, I am stuck trying to manage my sciatica symptoms with meds until June 24, when I can be seen by a physiatrist in the spine health clinic. Symptoms for 4 weeks now and my body is slowly clamping down and I am no longer able to find relief from stretching or light yoga. I am a 35 year old father of two rambunctious little boys, and dealing with this pain in my leg is wearing me down. Acupuncture had no effect last time but thinking about trying a more frequent regimen in the coming weeks. I work as a hearing aids dispenser and sit most of the day. I have trashed my back by years of goalkeeping(soccer) and aggressive snowboarding...time to pay up. Two years ago I had my first bout of sciatica, lateral herniation of L5-S1, MRI, selective nerve root block and then PT for 8 weeks followed by a more limited lifestyle with less heavy lifting. Symptom free at 18 months, I began p90x and modified workouts to gain strength and fitness back (especially the core) but after 9 weeks I could not modify enough and had to bail on the workouts even though my strength was improving. Leg pain is much worse when sitting so work and driving is becoming unbearable...trying to avoid leaving work for SDI. That's My Story as I wait for more PT, injections and limits on what I can do.


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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    Very good you are soon to see spine specialist.
    I do realize not soon enough for you while you are in painful condition.

    I would want to limit my activities to prevent any flair or worsening of pain.
    Spine specialist will guide you and good luck with pain relief soon.
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