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Pain in the **s since October 2010

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  • Posted By: ssharm02
  • February 21, 2011
  • 11:45 PM

Hello everyone! My first post on the forum ^_^

Hmm so back in October 2010 I was doing an exercise called "bend over rows" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nV5AL1FvBI) with 50lb plates, during my last rep as I lifted the bar I felt an INTENSE pain in my left **m area, I immediately put the bar down! I was consumed in pain and could barely walk or sit!! So I rushed home ASAP and my sister advised me to go to the doctor but I chose to apply heat ointments and ice packs in the affected area...so after two weeks (pain wasn't as intense but still there) I decided to go back to the gym (since I was preparing for an exam and exercised helped me start the day) I "ran" on the elliptical for about 30 mins and the next morning my right **m and right leg were hurting so bad!!

So I went to the doctor and he prescribed me an anti-inflammatory drug for two weeks which helped me sleep but the pain really didn't go away...he told me to get x-rayed if the pain came back but I haven't done so yet (its embarrassing and I don't want to irradiate my family jewels etc)....so now its February 2011 and the pain still affects me I can't run, I can't exercise, I wake every morning at 5:30 AM with intense pain in my left **m area (it does go away after I walk a little)

My question is, does anyone have experience with such pain? I saw some videos about it on youtube and people say its called a "piriformis syndrome" or "sciatica" something about the piriformis muscle tightening up and affecting the sciatic nerve...the pain has reduced a lot since last year but its affecting my lifestyle. I want to go back to the gym What should I do?

btw I posted the above on another forum recently and since then I have gotten the x-ray...the doctor said one of the spinal discs is slightly bent and he will send me to a physo after I get a job wit benefits (insurance)...but this pain it doesn't affect my back at all...only the right **s area and then goes down the back of the leg

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  • The sciatic nerve passes through the periformis area. It starts in spine where you have some of those issues. The spine has been that way for a while. The exersize seems like it really pulled a muscle. I have had simliar issues in past. It has never stayed away. Here's what helped the most. Streches for that area faithfully, and chiropractic. Hello everyone! My first post on the forum ^_^ Hmm so back in October 2010 I was doing an exercise called "bend over rows" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nV5AL1FvBI) with 50lb plates, during my last rep as I lifted the bar I felt an INTENSE pain in my left **m area, I immediately put the bar down! I was consumed in pain and could barely walk or sit!! So I rushed home ASAP and my sister advised me to go to the doctor but I chose to apply heat ointments and ice packs in the affected area...so after two weeks (pain wasn't as intense but still there) I decided to go back to the gym (since I was preparing for an exam and exercised helped me start the day) I "ran" on the elliptical for about 30 mins and the next morning my right **m and right leg were hurting so bad!! So I went to the doctor and he prescribed me an anti-inflammatory drug for two weeks which helped me sleep but the pain really didn't go away...he told me to get x-rayed if the pain came back but I haven't done so yet (its embarrassing and I don't want to irradiate my family jewels etc)....so now its February 2011 and the pain still affects me I can't run, I can't exercise, I wake every morning at 5:30 AM with intense pain in my left **m area (it does go away after I walk a little) My question is, does anyone have experience with such pain? I saw some videos about it on youtube and people say its called a "piriformis syndrome" or "sciatica" something about the piriformis muscle tightening up and affecting the sciatic nerve...the pain has reduced a lot since last year but its affecting my lifestyle. I want to go back to the gym What should I do? btw I posted the above on another forum recently and since then I have gotten the x-ray...the doctor said one of the spinal discs is slightly bent and he will send me to a physo after I get a job wit benefits (insurance)...but this pain it doesn't affect my back at all...only the right **s area and then goes down the back of the leg
    osgood111 2 Replies
    • February 27, 2011
    • 05:04 PM
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  • Hello everyone! My first post on the forum ^_^Hmm so back in October 2010 I was doing an exercise called "bend over rows" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nV5AL1FvBI) with 50lb plates, during my last rep as I lifted the bar I felt an INTENSE pain in my left **m area, I immediately put the bar down! I was consumed in pain and could barely walk or sit!! So I rushed home ASAP and my sister advised me to go to the doctor but I chose to apply heat ointments and ice packs in the affected area...so after two weeks (pain wasn't as intense but still there) I decided to go back to the gym (since I was preparing for an exam and exercised helped me start the day) I "ran" on the elliptical for about 30 mins and the next morning my right **m and right leg were hurting so bad!! So I went to the doctor and he prescribed me an anti-inflammatory drug for two weeks which helped me sleep but the pain really didn't go away...he told me to get x-rayed if the pain came back but I haven't done so yet (its embarrassing and I don't want to irradiate my family jewels etc)....so now its February 2011 and the pain still affects me I can't run, I can't exercise, I wake every morning at 5:30 AM with intense pain in my left **m area (it does go away after I walk a little)My question is, does anyone have experience with such pain? I saw some videos about it on youtube and people say its called a "piriformis syndrome" or "sciatica" something about the piriformis muscle tightening up and affecting the sciatic nerve...the pain has reduced a lot since last year but its affecting my lifestyle. I want to go back to the gym What should I do?btw I posted the above on another forum recently and since then I have gotten the x-ray...the doctor said one of the spinal discs is slightly bent and he will send me to a physo after I get a job wit benefits (insurance)...but this pain it doesn't affect my back at all...only the right **s area and then goes down the back of the legThe way to cure sciatica is with a good chiropractor. Hands on, Palmer Technique. It will take about 2-3 weeks of 2-3 times a week to get it back to normal. I know, I have dealt with it my whole life. You most likely twisted with the heavy weight and torqued your back out of alignment.
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