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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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