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Sciatic pain never go away

Kasra_N
Kasra_N

Hi there.

my name is kasra, iam 20 years old(going to 21 this april). my english is not too good please be pation ^_^

iam a powerlifter actually i was, now iam nothing, my muscles are able to produce extra HP in compare of other guys who meet in gym even guys who are heavier than me with same percent of fat and height, dead lift was my favorite, about 390 Days ago i say goodbay to weight lifting cuz i had a little back pain around l5 l4 (that can be ignored easly). and i stoped doing gyms, all kind of gyms, now it is about 6 month i have sciatic pain, without doing anything special, and it is growing, also i do mri twice in this period of time and iam under superwising of doctors, my last mri file is attached in this post.

my mri show no bulging disc, or herniated, my discs are healthy, they diagnosed i have Arthrits (cuz i lifting and do gym insane without rest, 7/7 day of weeks), the doctors do injection in my spine and almost everything but sciatic is going to worse and these days i cant even sit on chair more that 1 hour, it is really pain full, until i saw this form on internet and feel so lonely cuz people around me actually cant understand what iam tolorating now, and i dont like to speak about my pain to others cuz i know it have bad result for me and their reaction is not good they can only listen, they dont care or anything, i can do all my daily activitys as well and working as well but with pain, is here anybody have the same experiance? mean Arthrits is 20 Years old ! and worse sciatic pain, i think the weakness is the main result of pain, and iam hopless no motivating to do gym, almost hate those weights and dumbles, i just not sure about my future

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Hi kasra n. Is it just athritis in your facet joints?what stage? Have you tried going to a physio to help with some exercises to relieve the pain?

Kasra_N
Kasra_N in reply to Amk31

yes, i do physio for 30 days, but it help me only abit. and as i was hopeless i stop going to physio, and yes: it is the Arthrit and my facet joints are injured very bad, and as doctor said my l5 bone is out of edge, (Cartilage destroyed) and it move free and stimulates the sciatic nerve and product so much pain, i hope i describe currectly cuz i dont know the scientific names.

Amk31
Amk31 in reply to Kasra_N

What injections did they do?you can ask for nerve blocking injections which I believe help some people. I have mild athritis in lower back and other injuries from being knocked down my a car.

Kasra_N
Kasra_N in reply to Amk31

i dont know about the name of medicine, but it was 8 ampulla each one 2cc, colour was milky, doctor injected all of them in same time around my l5&l4, dose your arthrit with sciatic pain, or go worse when you sit on a chair ?sometimes iam worry about my arthrit to become a bulging disc or something like this

Amk31
Amk31 in reply to Kasra_N

I've issues with my hips which dont help me. I find it gets worst when I sit down. Like the traditional medical approach is physio, prescribe painkillers and injections.

Johnson has advised Alexander technique to help.. there are also complementary techniques you can try;

-osteopath

- rolfing

- chircopactor

- acupunture

The way I relieve pain to some degree:

-gentle exercises

-walking

- epson bath most nights

- hot and cold therapy when very painful

- masage-both a shiatsu massager of Amazon. Works well.

I am pregnany at the moment so I am limited in what i can do. I have been recommended to consult with a pain management consultant.

I have also tried stem cell treatment but found this to be limiting in helping me. However, the injections weren't guided injections so I believe they didnt target the pain.

Hope this helps. It's very hard to be in pain everyday especially young. I am 31 and finding it difficult. I found once I spoke about pain to others that I learned others had problems/issues and i wasnt alone plus this forum. Over 20 per cent of European live in chronic pain.

Kasra_N
Kasra_N in reply to Amk31

yep, ofcourse it helps, i took a note of your advice's and tips, and thanks for your replay, now iam feeling better, cuz i know iam not only person who live in pain, it learn me that i 'must' live with more hope.

Amk31
Amk31 in reply to Kasra_N

I am happy to help. My boyfriend at 20 had sciantica with herniated disc. He was in pain for long time then he had surgery. He is fine now. Other practicioners i attended who had chronic pain are fine now. However, some people get better, others manage the pain etc. And others take drugs to manage etc.

There are so many treatments coming online so have to think about that. This is what keeps me going. I know There is no cure for all types.of pain. The spine is tricky as we still don't know why some people have very bad mris and no pain etc.

Kasra_N
Kasra_N in reply to Amk31

iam agree with that, the spine is the most tricky part of our body, some times meditation in bed help me feel like iam OK and pain will go away for short duration of time (1 or 2 Hours) exactly when my heart beat minimized, its weird, iam pretty sure my body knows that: what did i do with it and speaking with me as pains

Palioly
Palioly in reply to Amk31

I had three sets of nerve block injections for severe Sciatica, and only the first set worked, for about 5 months - the second and third set did not work each more than one day. In the end I needed a Spinal Decompression operation on my lower back.

You need to stop all gym work for the moment. You need to see a sports therapist. You need their advice. You are 20 so you can re-build once issues sorted.

You need to see a McTimony chiropractor for help and there advice. And finally an Alexander Teacher for their input.

Several things may be going on. It needs investigations by skilled people to determine methods to work towards a solution.

Arthritis could be a brain problem. The movement centre is giving wrong commands to muscles. This can happen. If this has happened you need to re-skill. There are all sorts of minor infections which can do all sorts of funny things.

You could have over contracted a muscle or set of muscles. These over contracted muscles could be applying pressure to nerves hence the pain. Over contracted muscles do not sure up or identified on an MRI scan. Therapists who work with their hands can detect this sort of problem.

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Hope I have been able to be helpful.

Kasra_N
Kasra_N in reply to johnsmith

thank you so much for your replay josh.

I had sciatica in my early 20’s with no diagnosed reason. It did pass in the end and never returned and I’m now 42. Since then I’ve had other skeletal issues and none of which have stopped me finding ways to to get the most out of my body. Believe in yourself and ensure you maintain your fitness. Look at stretches that help to mobilise piriformis muscle and mobilise the hip and lumbar. Don’t sit for too long and get in lots of walking to help promote the healing

Kasra_N
Kasra_N in reply to Chris1977

yes, sitting for long time will kill people who have sciatic and make it worse as well, but my work is with computer and i need to sit at least 8H a day, as you said i need to work on periforism muscle which are exactly near the sciatic nerve, and work on my lumbar muscles in order to transfer pressure to muscles instead my joints, also currect posture always help me to reduce lots of pain during the day sometimes all the pain !. i think these 2 things are the most important to help improve Arthrits that cause sciatic, also foods play an important role, i never controlled what i eating,every day i drink coca cola soda and stuff like that which is the worse for Arthrits

Yes you are right food also matters, I was surprised when I got relief from my arthritis by going gluten free for other reasons.

Kasra_N
Kasra_N in reply to E_lizab8

also drinking water help as a simple method but efficient !, after 2 or 3 mounth the body become hydrated and preventing issues like disc degenerative etc. doctor belive hydrated bodys are able to tolorate more against the injurys. he also said me healthy discs will not never bulg or herniate even with lifting the heaviest weights ever, they need to be degenerative before any bulg/herniation etc. also they found out wrong posture during they daily activities can cause disc degenerative after a long period of time. thanks for your replay, iam also need to get gluten free.

Everyone is different mine not work as it's more likely to be all tendons and muscle s around but diagnosis is sciatica

Hi if you were doing all this 7/7 and you said it was insane then it is clear this has been too much for your body. Take all the medical advice and when you are better you need to be more gentle on your body and not exercise anywhere near so much

Exercise can become obsessive for some people as it releases endorphins which are feel good hormones.. x

Kasra_N
Kasra_N in reply to hypercat54

the most wrong thing that i did was injection of testosterone, some friends strongly suggested me to do that, i remember everything starts from there, that make me feel angry and i was only able to release my anger when lifting

hypercat54
hypercat54 in reply to Kasra_N

Steriods?

Kasra_N
Kasra_N in reply to hypercat54

yes, it is kind of hormone, high doses of testosterone and have no sex will encouragement the body to grow faster and get more result after training

hypercat54
hypercat54 in reply to Kasra_N

Well thank goodness you only took them the once. I have heard some horror stories about these. x

Kasra_N
Kasra_N in reply to hypercat54

yes ^_^. iam actually good luck person cuz my lumbar discs remaind healthy too.actually i forget about fitness and lifting and found a new lifestyle that people can live a happier life in it. actually those kind of gyms are only a trick made of dealers. thanks for your replay and your care about my health :)

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