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Lower Back Pain


Monday, July 25, 2011

I noticed back pain when I was trying to run my 1st 5k May and again when I was working on my patio deck. I knew that I was hurting but I just contributed it to my weight and being active. I've been attempting to run but can't run past a few minutes without pain. I went to my doctor and found out that my sciatic nerve is the problem. My doctor prescribed a two week regime of pain killers and muscle relaxant. I will start physical therapy this week. I'm looking forward to it. It's been a disappointing summer because I haven't been able to get into any races. My weight loss has stalled somewhat. I'm trying not to get discouraged because sometimes it is difficult.
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SUZYMARC 7/26/2011 8:40PM

    Keep your head up and do as the doctor and therapist subscribe DON'T fight it. My husband was out of commission in therapy for over 2 weeks back in the spring due to a bulging disc. I've got a long line of males in my family with the sciatica problem and do my best to keep my back and core areas strong.

For me its my right knee, so I understand how disappointed you are with the summer training- but being in pain during & after training just isn't worth it. Besides you doing more damage by being stubborn- (YES, that's me most of the time.) emoticon
I will be asking for a referral to see a specialist in August when I see my doctor next. For now I am doing my best to mix up my cardio, stretch, use the aspirin regiment, and NO interval training. I want to live an active life as I know you do to.

Lets remember its a life long journey and we've just seen a curve in the road- better to ease around it with caution. emoticon

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BTRFLI417 7/25/2011 9:06PM

    I have many family members with sciatica problems and I do as well. Don't push it too soon and ice your back often. I have watched many family members get laid up for weeks, even months because they kept pushing it and it got so bad they could hardly move, so take care of yourself and don't push it! You don't want to end up immobile for long periods of time, that won't help your running at all!

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