I admit - I'm ignorant. I have been battling sciatica for about a month or so. A couple weeks ago I had two days of extensive travel (with extensive sitting!) and the next day did squats and deadlifts. Not good!
I ended up going to the chiropractor for the first time in my life. Come to find out, I have one hip about 3/4 inch lower than the other one, which is culprit for the pinched nerve. He can get it adjusted, but right now, as he said, "squats and deadlifts are not your friends!" When I asked if they ever would be, he said there would be no problem in the future, but not right now.
The trainer I am working with has been really gracious and has said we can work around it, which we have, and I still get a productive workout.
It is just very frustrating, particularly on my own, to have to substitute and try to manipulate WOD's for what I can do.
I have not had to deal with an injury before. I am just looking for advice and words of wisdom from anyone else who has.
from the Land of Lincoln