Arrrgh – Sciatica

I was stretched out on our new sofa on Sunday when I felt a bit of pain in my lower back – well, not so much my back as just above my bum. The next morning I could hardly get into the car for the drive to work. According to my sister (who’s a nurse) it sounds like I’ve got sciatica, and there’s not much, medically, that can be done for it, other than rest.

The pain has continued for most of this week, with only a slight improvement. Obviously this has put my training on hold!

Update – I found some information of the NHS website, which included so stretches to try to relieve the pressure on the Sciatic nerve, which causes the problem. These, together with some rest seem to have helped. I’ve stopped training completely for a couple of weeks until the discomfort has gone down a bit.

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