I got in a wreck when I was 16, I am not 22 and recently had my first child. I have had reoccuring lower back pain since the wreck, mainly on the left side. It normally starts out as a dull pain which gradually gets worse, and turns into shooting pain down my left leg. I have ben seen multiple times and everytime the doctor gives me muscle relaxers and pain killers and sends me on my way. Last weekend I was doing squats at drill and went down to squat when all of the sudden my left leg gave out, which was followed by SEVERE pain in my lower left back, the pain shot down to where my butt and leg connect. I was seen at the ER the doctor gave 5 x rays. He said that i my spine is TOO straight, meaning i dont have any natural curvature in my back, and I am experiencing muscle spasms which are causing a pinched nerve. I have ben experiencing this pain for a few days when I also started feeling numbness in my right leg. Is this caused by the same nerve? Is it possible to feel pain on one side and numbness on the other from a pinched nerve?
From what you are feeling and experiencing, I would truly say that you have sciatic nerve problems. The two sciatic nerves need to be reset soonest as it will get worse. The sciatic nerves start in your lower spine area, move through your buttock,one through your groin area to inside your legs & curve to rest below your knee caps and the other part goes straight down to under your feet. This is why all the pain and problems start in your lower back area. I know as I have been a Healer for 14+ years. If you can get a specialist in this field (very few in the world are around and know extremely well these proceedures) to reset those nerves, you will feel much better. To remain without pain, you will have to do special back exercises to strengthen your lower back and you will live a normal life.
He said that i my spine is TOO straight, meaning i dont have any natural curvature in my back,
To put the curve back into your lower back, do a Google search for:
1a) "Static extension on elbows"
- To get your shoulders pulled back as well, pinch your shoulders together.
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1b) "Static back 90-90 position"
- Put a rolled up towel of 2 soft foam balls under your lower back just below your beltline.
I also started feeling numbness in my right leg. Is this caused by the same nerve?
Your spine is also probably shifter to one side because one hip is tighter than the other.
To stretch your hips:
2a) "Kneeling lunge stretch" (Do a Google search)
2b) "STANDING LUNGE STRETCH (Do a Google search)
- Front leg up on a step of chair will give a better front-of-hip stretch.
You will probably find one hip is tighter than the other.
To strengthen you hip flexors when you squat:
3) "Seated heel raises e-cise" (Do a Google search for the YouTube video)