Sciatica: Do You Have It?

While playing with my son the other week, something in my left buttocks snapped and I felt pain down to my knee and leg. My left leg felt weak for a time. I felt pain in my left back and buttocks everytime I stand up from being seated or from bed. I felt pain as well everytime I do sudden movements. The pain is always accompanied with weakness down to my left leg. I researched in the Internet and the pain described is similar to what is called as Sciatica (sigh-AT-ih-ka).
 
I did yoga and it helped the pain go away after about 4 days. The first time I felt this was when I first became pregnant and it goes back from time to time. I didn't do yoga then so I'm grateful that I know yoga now. Recommended treatments for Sciatica are:
 
  • Physical Therapy
  • Specialized exercise programs like yoga, walking and Pilates
  • Acupuncture
  • Stay active within the limits of your pain. Try to stay at work but avoid being injured again.
  • Surgery if all treatments are done and your CT or MRI shows problem in your bones or disc

For some who need more help about back pains, sciatica, scoliosis and others, they go to Stockton chiropractor.

 

Milk-Soaked Oreos

Fave snack of the week!!!

I wait for a little while then I dig in and the Oreo cookies crumble to pieces. I scoop it with spoon together with milk and its delicious!

I'm not a milk drinker. So this is one way for me to enjoy milk and have a doze of calcium.

Expect additional tummy fats out there. :P