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In extreme pain - laying low versus physical therapy

PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:21 pm
by colby
I have a herniated disc up against the sciatic nerve causing a lot of pain. I've been on Vicodin for 2 weeks and stopped doing exercises over a week ago thinking I should just let myself heal first because the pain wasn't coming down at all. I now have two of the RYB ebooks but can't tell if it's better to do just a few specific exercises daily at this stage or just wait it out until the pain subsides...the promise of alleviating pain by doing exercise is extremely appealing as I can't stand putting my body through all these meds, but I can't function otherwise.

Thanks for any help in advance.

Colby

Re: In extreme pain - laying low versus physical therapy

PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:09 am
by schuess
colby wrote:I have a herniated disc up against the sciatic nerve causing a lot of pain. I've been on Vicodin for 2 weeks and stopped doing exercises over a week ago thinking I should just let myself heal first because the pain wasn't coming down at all. I now have two of the RYB ebooks but can't tell if it's better to do just a few specific exercises daily at this stage or just wait it out until the pain subsides...the promise of alleviating pain by doing exercise is extremely appealing as I can't stand putting my body through all these meds, but I can't function otherwise.

Thanks for any help in advance.

Colby


Hi Colby. It would be a good idea to stop exercises for awhile if you are in severe pain. I have some ideas on the meds, but it would help to know how long you have had this severe pain and how long you have been dealing with sciatica altogether.

Let us know. Thanks.

Schuess