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Posted in: Herniated disc, and Sciatica.

Can you run with Sciatic pain? How?

Started by andrewj24 on 11/15/2017 7:15pm

Not to long ago I began training to take a PT test for the police department in my city. Just as fast as the position became available, I began having severe shooting pain in my right leg right under my butt cheek. I began to do some research and from the looks of it, I’m dealing with sciatic nerve pain. I later went to a chiropractor, and that said that my disc was ruptured. They did some treatment to adjust my disc, but I still have pain. The position for police just reopened, and I absolutely can’t miss this opportunity. When I run I feel pain. Is there any way I can subside this pain or does anyone have any remedies for it. I don’t have insurance(which is another reason I need the job) so any surgery or doctor visits is out of the question. I started some stretching so I hope that works. In order to get this job I need to be able to run a mile in a specific time. Can anyone help

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Hi, andrewj24--thank you for your post! You pose an excellent question.

Exercise is great for your spine, but we advise you not to run if that activity is increasing your pain. But, if not running is out the question, this article shares some good information about running with degenerative disc disease that may help you exercise more comfortably: ( Running and Degenerative Disc Disease ).

Stretching is excellent for your back, so that's great you've started doing that. We invite you to check out sciatica video library, which includes some stretches that may help ease sciatica pain: ( https://www.spineuniverse.com/videos/sci... ).

We hope this information helps, and we wish you the very best of luck with the police department role!