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Sciatica: How it ended my Pro sports career

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  • Posted By: Sciatic_Suicide
  • July 1, 2010
  • 00:39 AM

I just wanted to let every sciatica sufferer know that I love them.:D
No one will ever endure our pain.

I used to be a great athlete. I was a Professional athlete, with great ambition.

Then the pain began 2.5 years ago. At first I thought it was a hamstring twinge. We did ART Heavy Painful massages, ice, ultra sound, heavy ems, name them. The doctors were clueless, and made everything worse.
It kept getting worse. I never got better.

Today, I have full force sciatica. I have not been on the feild since and am left scrapping together the remaining bits of my life.

I only have minor buldges in the l4/l5 and l5/s1.
But I would class it as true discogenic sciatica

I came across anti-TNF treatment in California, might give it a try.

Anyways, I want to let everyone know, that you are not the only one. Sciatica ended my Job, my passion, and about 15 years on hard work.

As I speak to you... I have spasms in my ankle, tingling in my heal and feet, burning in my thigh, and glutus region.

I pray for all of us to remember what it was to feel no pain and be the people we used to be before the agony.

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  • Yeah i feel your pain, i got it when i was 16 and it's literally made everything so so hard, and don't even start me on my sex life. What annoys me is that people assume if you look okay that you're not in any pain, and sciatica you can't see from the outside. And yeah people who don't have it just don't understand, i'm looking in to surgery as i have arthritis and 3 quite serious bulging discs and the whole situation is just *****y. So i hope you're doing better since you posted this.
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    • February 12, 2014
    • 02:35 AM
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