Suffering from L5 S1 PIVD for 4 months. No pain since last 2 months but S1 compression signs present

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I am medical doctor and suffering from L5 S1 PIVD for 4 months. It started 4 month back first as mild ache in back (2 months) aggrevated to very severe radiating pain (15 days). No pain since last 2 months but S1 compression signs present like numbness in back of left thigh and unable to pushoff (and stand on left toe) while walking. Please suggest some alternative medicine therapy.

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    Nothing has been more effective than deep tissue massage and ultrasound therapy for me. The manual stretching of the muscles relieves a lot of pain and stiffness. You have to continue with stretching several times a day at home and use heat therapy and anti inflammatorys.
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    Where do you get the deep tissue massage?

    The manual stretching of muscles - for example, yoga or what?

     

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      Just find a local masseuse that does deep tissue massage. A good masseuse will offer a free consultation first to discuss your history

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      Thanks Natalie. However I am not sure about true masseuser. If I went to wrong one it may damage even more. I m based in India. Reg. Deep tissue massage I m not sure about what it is. Pl tell a bit more about them.

      Regards

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    This exercise is very useful. Its called a prone press up. You wont be able to extend your arms fully to begin with but over time you will be able to increase your range and stretch your back further

    http://www.spineuniverse.com/conditions/back-pain/back-pain-exercise-video-prone-elbows-press

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      Thanks for wonderful information and the link. I shall religously practice the same. In meantime if you have more information pl post it.

      Regards

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      You're welcome. Keep moving as much as you can and relive the pain using heat patches and anti inflammatories
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      Hi. I recently met  a chiropractor and he suggested me to eat muscle relaxants again, stop all exercises except brisk walk and did some compression on nerve plexus in legs. He  is ofopinion that some chemicals are released by nerve endings by doing such manipulations. What do you suggezt. Any chiropractor in the group?
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