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by Rupert
Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Catch 22: what activities can be done?
Replies: 5
Views: 2723

Catch 22: what activities can be done?

Anyone, i am 35 and have a l5-s1 right sided broad based herniation as per the MRI report(no sign of any other complication like ddd or other bulges). But my PT says the way i am able to move around he thinks it is probably a bulge. But i am not able to do hamstring stretch of the right leg, if i do...
by Rupert
Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:41 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Back Brace
Replies: 4
Views: 2448

Re: Walking still sucks

Ken, glad the brace is helping your sciatica to soothe down. I will get one too. In my case after 4 weeks of PT now the only time the nerve gets agitated is if i drive for say an hour or if i do hamstring stretch with my right hamstring otherwise I am OK. As per Dean i should minimize both these act...
by Rupert
Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Lumbar MRI Report
Replies: 9
Views: 3385

alternative hammy stretch

Thanks for the exercise Ken. I would try it but I want to give my right hip good rest before i try anything. I am thinking 2 weeks rest for the right hip and then try your exercise.

Thanks,
Rupinder
by Rupert
Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:02 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Lumbar MRI Report
Replies: 9
Views: 3385

Looks like our cases are similar

Hello Randolph, >Most of the time, my sciatica symptoms don't include any pain in the >lower back. In fact, if my back does start to ache at the end of the day, >I know I've pushed myself too hard. Don't know if your back pain has a >similar message for you, but just a caution in case it is. Yes my ...
by Rupert
Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Pins and needles if is sleep on a soft bed
Replies: 4
Views: 2537

Thanks I would look for one at the walmart

Randolph,
thanks a lot i would look for one at the walmart.

Rupert,
PA
by Rupert
Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Lumbar MRI Report
Replies: 9
Views: 3385

Thanks for the encouragement

Randolph, thanks for your encouragement and taking time to reply. One thing i noticed in my case is that the right hamstring stretch causes increase in nerve root symptoms. I am planning to do that less and modify it, maybe try it in a standing fashion. Another thing that i have noticed is that I do...
by Rupert
Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Lumbar MRI Report
Replies: 9
Views: 3385

Lumbar MRI Report

I originall had back pain along with pain radiating down the leg about 6 weeks ago. I am 34 and I wanted to get it right in terms of what is going on last week I had an MRI done. The MRI report reads: "Mild low signal disc dessication is seen at L5-S1. Disc height has been maintained. At this level,...
by Rupert
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:32 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Pins and needles if is sleep on a soft bed
Replies: 4
Views: 2537

Driving is the biggest back problems culprit

Thanks Jeanette for taking time and sharing your experience. It definitely is a wakeup call. I in particular find driving too inconvenient and am currently struggling to get the driver seat levelled. I am using a lumbar support. I drive a 2001 Toyota Camry and I have observed that Most driver seats ...
by Rupert
Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: 3 month progress report: GOOD!
Replies: 12
Views: 10721

Is it OK to do forward bends

Have you guys tried forward bends. I thought after you have a beack pain you are not supposed to try to bend unless it is absolutely necessary due to work etc, Don't you think forward bending can flare up the problem again.
by Rupert
Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Pins and needles if is sleep on a soft bed
Replies: 4
Views: 2537

Pins and needles if is sleep on a soft bed

I have been athletically active all my life. Played soccer in college and have been very fit and flexible. Three weeks ago while i was doing a leg lift lying on my stomach I felt pain in my hips as if my hips were not ready to help me do the leg lifting. I got up and noticed I could not bend either....