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2/26/12 12:20 AM
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alz
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i was thinking about training with mild sciatica from lower back problems? any advice.
2/26/12 10:48 AM
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TheAssMurderer
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 Man all I can say is when I first developed lumbar symptoms I was lifting often and hiking like every weekend. The physical training didnt feel good, but actually lessened my back pain. Now I'm softer than I've ever been and actually hurt worse than ever. I dunno what the best route is,  but what I'm saying is I doubt you'll hurt yourself more - It will probably help building up your core.
2/26/12 4:56 PM
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alz
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thanks. i think you're right, the softer the worse. i noticed that too.
3/3/12 4:22 PM
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Bobby Lupo
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my father was able to really improve his sciatica problems with lots of Pilates influenced strengthning of the abs and back and serious stretching.
8/6/12 2:07 PM
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yoga, massage, and maybe a chiropractor (look for one that performs active release treatment)
4/1/13 12:15 AM
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I know this is an old post, but here is my experience. Had mild to moderate sciatica for 3 years. Went to physio etc nothing helped. Was resigned to living with it so I just avoided positions/things that would make it flare up. Also started stretching more-nothing crazy just 5 minutes after every workout.

3 months later woke up one morning and realized it had been gone for weeks. Find if I avoid sitting on hard chairs/floor, avoid certain exercises in the gym etc. and remember to stretch it does not come back.
10/9/13 3:32 PM
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Pilates..not kidding. good for overall core.
10/10/13 4:37 PM
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power yoga
10/11/13 10:14 AM
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Stretch, esp hamstrings. Pilates, yoga or stretching excercises... I prefer doing planks (side or regular) for the core rather than crunches. Activating the deep abdominal muscle, transversus(?) is what my pt recommended.

Have several herniations on lumbar and had a discectomy on L4-L5 in 2007. Stopped weight lifting and began calesthenics instead.
10/13/13 11:09 PM
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KC1981
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Message me about sciatica. Battling ut twelve years. Now on both sides. I can probe head u in the right direction for a recovery.

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