I have been having some serious back problems the last 2 months, The physical therapist Im getting worked on by since Monday last week says that Im having a slipped disc "at best" but with my symptoms its more likely to be a herniated disc. (I haven't got it x-rayed yet)
It hurts like hell even though I use 150mg diclofenac and 4g Paracetamol per day.
The problems I'm having is sciatica since the sciatica nerve is pinched and sometimes cramp in my glutes with some numbness down both of my legs, that with some soreness and stiffness obviously. I have been told I need to do some exercises to give traction to my spine, which will relieve the disc and let it heal faster. The therapist give my spine some traction using a inversion table, I use that before and after he has worked on me. According to him that might be enough to get my disc spinning again so to speak. Some serious core work is also needed I assume.
Is there any way I can get the same work done at home rather then go to him and rape myself financially? He has asked me to get a exercise ball "and embrace the woman in me" But he hasn't given me any exercises to do yet.
If someone has any tips I'd be really greatful.
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