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Im 25 year male 6'2 was in shape and worked out for years.... I'm 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..... last year I did first Epidural injection after seeing many orthopedics and then a second also last year but nothing really changed.
I still continue to do a weekly workout but eliminated a lot of things. squats/leg press/deadlifting/running/Stairmaster... etc.
my concern is I still get more of sciatica ache after workout even after stretching. yes I do feel BETTER than last year and the year before that but still cant avoid ache and sciatica.
I really wanna jog and do Stairmaster to up my training level but it seems I get flared hours after those.
all Dr's told me to therapy which I tried no different and none recommend surgery specially for my age. any ideas? has anyone been through exact thing and what to do to avoid. I am trying my best as light as I can in weight and still finding flaring not crazy pain but the ones that run to foot