Sciatica: to run or not t run, that is the question!

Sciatica: to run or not t run, that is the question!

Having tweaked my back wrapping Christmas presents on the floor for 4 hors, my back has been fine.

However, I think I've been experiencing sciatica symptoms ever since.

Never had it before but having looked it up, think I've had it for about 2 weeks .

Should I run....?

Was going to return to running after a few weeks break on Monday 6/1/14 and had a program all worked out up to 10 k.

Was going to do one run from each of weeks 1 to 4.

Then week five runs 1,2,and 3 .

Then week 6 run 3 .

Then two week 7 runs.

Then two week 8 runs.

Then three week 9 runs.

Then increase distance by 0.5k on one run a week up to 10k.

I have been running for nearly two years but have fannied about since September.

But the real question is....should I run with sciatica? Xx

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  • I am not a doctor but I would say that you should find out for sure what the problem is before going out for a run, I have been having physiotherapy for a back problem for nearly a year but I am allowed to run, but if yours turns out to be a disc problem then running could be a really bad idea......go see a physio or GP

  • Thank you Mummysaurus

  • As mummysaurus says definitely get it checked out by your GP who can refer you on to an nhs physio if necessary, this is what I did, got sent for x-ray and physio also checked my SI joint stability to rule out a serious problem. The physio may also be able to give you specific exercises to help. Best wishes

  • Thanks not bad x

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