Thread: Sciatica
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
This is the Last Time!!!
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I suffer from Sciatica. A little history, had back surgery in 1995 for 2 herniated discs. Surgery was a huge success until July 2013 when I had my first flare up of Sciatica (pain from butt down to foot...excruciating pain). I recovered from that one for the most part until Sept 2013 when it happened again for no reason. This time, I have residual numbness in my left calf and foot, have constant pain in my foot and significant weakness and swelling in that foot and ankle (very easy to twist ankle if I step on something). Did Physical Therapy for month with no improvement at all. Exercise did not even improve the strength of that foot/ankle. I know my weight is a major factor in this situation, but how do you lose weight without being able to exercise. Anyone have any advice or suggestions? I feel doomed.

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