I would like to tell you my story. In the beginning of this year I hurt my back while lfiting something and a few weeks later my right leg slipped out from underneath me…
I heard this loud snap in my back and quite a stab in my lower back with immediate pains in my right buttock, thigh, back of my knee, calf ankle and foot. In the beginning you think “it will pass again.”
After a period of paracetamol, ibuprofen, etc, etc, I did go see my GP. He said it could be sciatica and sent me on to the physio/manual therapist. I have a real good one and with the necessary exercises and cracking of my body things slowly went forward.
Then I had a big relapse, I could not sit anymore, pain was unbearable. Back to my GP, I wanted a scan and MRI and did get those. Sure enough herniated disc L5/S1, “now what” back to the physio and taking diclofinac.
This helped, but I got an allergic reaction to the diclofinac (itchy bumps and rash) so now only paracetamol (500mg 4 x 2 per day)
I was quite suspicious to buy a book through the internet with all these fantastic stories about healing herniated discs etc.
Often if it is too good to be true, but this time it was true.
I have been doing the exercises twice a day for the last 3 weeks. I am now almost totally without pain and if I feel a cramp of pain coming I do the first exercies and feel the pain go away. I also go to my manual therapist once a month, he is very pleased with the results as well (me too!) I will keep doing the exercises.