Friday, June 14, 2013

Sciatica Pain Anyone?

I have been dealing with sciatica pain since last year when I broke my pelvis and the pain at times is excruciating.  Since I am allergic to ibuprofen I cannot take anything that really helps ease the pain so I don't take anything, although I have recently found that heat helps tremendously.  

How does one not sit...I mean standing all day is just ridiculous I have this weird schedule of standing, kneeling and laying on one side and then the other, and of course I am working out during all this pain as well.  I have pain every day all day but I know that this will pass and that the sciatica is a result of my injury last year, it may be time for some PT or something I can do at home like massage or use of a foam roller.  I was researching on this pain and last night read that sciatica is often a result of pelvic stress fractures due to nerve damage...oy vey! I've had it from the beginning but just never realized it!  When I was first injured I had this burning pain on my sit bones with tingling that ran down my leg(s) anytime I tried to sit for more than 2 minutes, it has not changed in a year.  

Seriously, if this is the worst thing I have to deal with from my injury it's all good.  I'm really not complaining, just trying to maybe find a solution or something that helps that maybe I have not thought of.

I'm still on track with my training for the half in September and will be doing a 9 mile training run this Saturday.  The sciatica pain has not stopped me from running or working out, it's really only painful when not exercising or moving.  It does hurt a little bit sometimes when the pain is bad and I'm at the gym but it never hurts while running so that is a blessing.  Does anyone have any tips or advice for me that are not going to cost me a lot of doh-ray-me?

Okay now on to my workouts for this week so far...
Sunday June 9
  • AMT 24 minutes (2.54 miles)
  • Arc Trainer 16 minutes (.85 miles)
  • Weights 15 minutes

Monday June 10
  • Ran 51 minutes outside (4.3 miles)

Tuesday June 11
  • AMT 27 minutes (2.53 miles)

Wednesday June 12
  • AMT 18 minutes
  • Weights 30 minutes

Thursday June 13
  • AMT 51 minutes (5 miles)

Weight loss for this last week was 1.6 lbs


Let me just say thanks for listening to my woes, family issues and many other rantings throughout the years...I truly thank God and consider y'all to be ♥ friends and blessings!  

"Limitations only exist if you let them"

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  1. I hope it does eventually go away! With physical therapy speed the process?

  2. So sorry to hear about the pain, Shannon. But kudos to you on your continually positive attitude and upbeat spirit! You are such an inspiration!!!


I'm so happy you stopped by...can't wait to hear all you've got to say! Blessings and hugs!


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