Anyone had first hand experience of disk problem.
I'm writing this in a fairly large amount of pain.
I've had a bad back for a couple of years, the osteopath has always been a great help but this time it feels different. I have a numb side to my right foot and bad sciatica. All indicating a pinched nerve around the L5 S1 region. It's sore and walking is difficult.
My physio has given me back stretching exercises (based on the McKenzie technique from what I can see). These seem to be making it worse even though I'm listening to him and not "pushing through pain", there is a chance I am overdoing it though.
I went back to my GP yesterday and now have an MRI booked. To say I'm feeling a bit glum about all this is an understatement...
Has anyone here been through this? If so how did you deal with it and to what outcome. Prior to this incident I was feeling fitter than I had in years, just bl**dy typical.