Update on mademoiselle SCIATICA …

Posted on: August 10, 2009

Here comes the BMK again… He is in Peshawar for two weeks. He has taken leave from work to observe bed rest on account of latest crush, SCIATICA … what a fancy name? No!!! She just loves BMK & been after him for quite sometime now; since January 2009 perhaps. BMK is not sure about the exact date. It was not Love @ first sight. BMK doesn’t believe much in that BUT deny its importance as well. He has loved people gradually with the passage of time, been interacting for a while. He has loved people he wouldn’t like much for any reason in the beginning till the day he had have some sort of interaction with them, be it accidental or indirect.

Anyway back to SCIATICA, its the set of symptoms including pain that may be caused by general compression and/or irritation of one of five nerve roots that give rise to the sciatic nerve, or by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve itself. The pain is felt in the lower back, buttock, and/or various parts of the leg and foot. In addition to pain, which is sometimes severe, there may be numbness, muscular weakness, pins and needles or tingling and difficulty in moving or controlling the leg. Typically, the symptoms are only felt on one side of the body.… BMK’ case is L4/5, 5/S1 discs herniation. Since he doesn’t remember any particular ‘traumatic’ incident, therefore he thinks that the sitting time & posture might be the root cause. Also, the thing is as old as his current job. This one is desk related more & he needs to go to the field rarely whereas he would frequently move around & go to the field earlier. Then there is the posture thing as well. He is planning to ‘import’ the chair he had have at the previous place. He ‘l also try to avoid unnecessary late sittings to watch youTube etc, particularly on weekends. He also made the mistake to assume the mild pain he would feel as just a usual muscle stretch. He was hoping the thing to go away itself as normally happens. So he continued normal life, participating in all sort of routine activities. He would help in the manual work in khait kalyan in the Pind which worsened the case. He was still hoping the mild pain to go away but who knew it’s not just a crush but true love. Finally when BMK consulted the doctor some 2 months ago, he was diagnosed for SCIATICA. The MRI scan told that L4/5 & 5/S1 discs are herniated. The former is in ++ whereas the later is a + condition. Some blood tests were also asked for which were found normal.

During these two weeks, there will be 3 days complete bed rest, possibly starting from tomorrow. BMK is posti since delaying it for the last couple of days. All the eating, drinking, sleeping, namazing happens only in the bed & laitay hovay. Had it been not difficult to manage, the sheesho thing would have also been ‘better’ in the bed. Yeah, let him share the whole info. as khuda-nakhwasta, zarorat paR sakti hay. This complete bed rest is not recommended for more than three days. It worsen the case instead to make it better thereafter. Very useful FAQs regarding SCIATICA/Lumber-disk-herniation/slipped-disk are posted here.

Here is the lub-letter by mademoiselle SCIATICA …




24 Responses to "Update on mademoiselle SCIATICA …"

Is it completely gone now? Has doctor asked you to NOT do certain things?

nopes, its 98% if I rate … There are good days & bad at times when it comes to 95%. But it has never been like earlier when I didn’t know about the thing. Doc. told that it will take time …

I will be seeing a neurosurgeon in Peshawar on coming weekend for further opinion.

oopss…i feel i am suffering from same, getting severe slowly…. do feel in left leg…. yesterday it was sever so i couldn’t feel moving an inch but forced myself to move and i did…. 😦

i hate to visit doctors…so gimme some home remmedy to get releif in early stage…. :O

CU, you need to address this urgently. The sooner the better. You can’t imagine how I regret not to see the doctor right the next day I felt the pain. It would have been a matter of few days, had I done that then. I assumed it to be a usual muscle strain & expected to go away by itself.

Go through the links in detail, shared by Asma earlier. They are very informative.

& it’s not wise to follow any home or internet remedy for pain relief unless the type of your problem is not defined. You will learn that some moves can worsen the situation. As they repeat every time that SCIATICA is just a symptom. The root cause could one of several.

but I hope & pray that you don’t have this posti thing. yet you must conduct the basic tests & make sure…

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