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Lower back pain and cycling

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by DavidS, 4 Feb 2018.

  1. Eddy

    Eddy Guru

    Half my last post to you disappeared for some reason.

    Pelvic tilt causes Sacroiliac pain but it can also causes Sciatica pain, I had the mild dull ache of sacroiliac pain like yourself but occasionally would get Sciatic pain when moving especially first thing in the morning when getting out of bed.
     
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    I’ve only had sciatica when I had a slipped disc, which needed operating on urgently to prevent loss of mobility. That was 25 years ago now. I don’t tend to worry too much about low level back pain after that! Lots of other joint issues too for Physios to work on
     
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    DavidS

    DavidS Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Keighley, W. Yorks
    Actually it's my car tyre that's flat. Friday 5th Jan is when I felt my legs go weak while at work, but I kept working and didn't say anything to anyone. Break came and noticed it was flat. Got flu soon after and didn't do anything about it the tyre. At least it's a slow puncture.
     
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    DavidS

    DavidS Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Keighley, W. Yorks
    I search the net and always find that it's better to go to the professionals instead of relying on the internet. There's hundreds of things it could be and it's better than worrying too much about what the internet says.
     
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  6. Spot on.
     
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    DavidS

    DavidS Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Keighley, W. Yorks
    Update:
    Rang physiotherapist today and she isn't in til Monday, so I have to suffer being in pain til then. :banghead:

    I had to move the car yesterday and I think it set my leg on fire from walking from the house and back. Couldn't sleep at all last night from it aching all the time. Now I have a lot of pain and can hardly walk.

    I didn't bother ringing doctor because they'll only prescribe me with painkillers and they'll do naff all with the pain I'm experiencing.

    Edit: Oh on a good note, I sorted my car tyre out :smile:
     
  8. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    just curious, is sitting down more painful than standing up ?

    If the pain is originating from the spine you will probably need an mri to get any reasonable idea of what is going on. Good luck with it, back problems are just horrendous, and pain levels from referred pain can just be out of this world. I once thought there was someone inside my shin bone with a blow torch,
     
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    DavidS

    DavidS Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Keighley, W. Yorks
    No the pain goes away when I sit down
     
  10. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    :welcome:You could see if a hot water bottle brings any relief

    Could you see a different Physio in the meantime

    If you start having any issues with tingling, bowels or waterworks, go to A&E asap

    The doctor might be able to offer something pretty potent for pain and also muscle spasm. I’d see them tomorrow. They also know if there are any serious red flags needing immediate specialist intervention

    Don’t piss around with severe back pain :okay:
     
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  11. pawl

    pawl Veteran

    An epidural injection and referred to an Osteopath referral sorted mine out.

    Hope you improve.
     
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    DavidS

    DavidS Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Keighley, W. Yorks
    First day this week and I feel a lot better. I actually stood up from getting out of bed this morning and was able to walk more upright and without the pain I've been experiencing. Hopefully I'm on the mend :smile:
     
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    DavidS

    DavidS Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Keighley, W. Yorks
    Went to physio this morning she said hamstring is very tight and also I knew top half of my leg is swollen, she doesn't know why. She was worried. Sent me to a doc in afternoon. Doc is treating it as though I have a blood clot so I'm on anticoagulants. Had bloods taken and were sent away today as urgent. Now waiting for a hospital appointment for a scan of leg. I'll be on tablets for around 7 months if they find a clot. If not, back to the doc and maybe physio.
     
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    DavidS

    DavidS Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Keighley, W. Yorks
    Another update

    Hospital yesterday and I have a blood clot at the top of my leg. Just what I didn't want to hear. So, I'm on anticoagulants for some months.
     
  15. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Oh dear, GWS. At least you got it checked and diagnosed swiftly :okay:
     
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