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korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2015 10:39 p.m. PST

At the end of January whilst loading something light into my car I felt like I'd been hit in the back with an axe. Long story short I had bulging disc L4/L5,neural pressure as a result and sciatica. So I assiduously did my physio exercises, followed treatment plan etc. Got pain free, then 6 days ago wham same pain on the opposite side. So now have to have MRI, can't sit, stand, get out of bed unaided. Doc gave me three weeks off work; day 3 and I'm bored already.

I don't want surgery, and I see by other threads on here that physio will work, so that reassures me. Annoying thing is I kept fit and healthy prior to this. Perfect opportunity to tackle the lead mountain but can't sit.

So once I nail this can anyone recommend yoga or pilates to build up the area again? I always did core work but obviously not enough!

Advice gratefully received.

Who asked this joker23 Apr 2015 6:45 a.m. PST

Depending on how old you are and how good your joints are, here are a couple of yoga poses that really worked for me.

Child Pose: This one really helps separate the lower back.

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Cat/Cow: Good general back exercise.
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Cobra: Good lower back exercise.

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For this one, rest on your elbows instead of the full length of your arm if you are in a lot of pain.

One last one that I am not sure is a yoga pose but also helps for back strength. Lay on your back with hands resting to your side and legs straight. Lower the small of your back to the floor 10-20 times.

The child pose is an instant pain reliever because it separates the lower vertebrae.

Hope that helps.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2015 9:49 a.m. PST

We are fortunate to have an excellent chiropractor
locally.

He's done wonders with exercises and 'positionings'
(his term – almost exactly what John posted) for both
my wife and me.

Keep up the physio and the exercises. I had the advice
over 40 years ago to have surgery and never did. The
physio, though uncomfortable and at times exasperating,
did the trick to reduce the problem vertebrae.

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2015 5:35 p.m. PST

Excellent, thank you chaps.

Toronto4823 Apr 2015 11:20 p.m. PST

Don't do any yoga until you get a clearance from your doctor If you are not careful you can do even more damage

Accupuncture can help

Old Slow Trot Inactive Member27 Apr 2015 6:47 a.m. PST

Get well soon. My knees sometimes get stiff.

Old Wolfman01 Jul 2015 6:34 a.m. PST

Osteoarthritis,in my case.

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