I have a bad back.
More accurately, sciatic symptoms have led to a diagnosis of muscular inflammation in the lower back pinching the sciatic nerve and generally causing much general discomfort.
I’ve had this since August and am bloody fed up with it now. My NHS physiotherapist is not unduly concerned (which is good) and has explained and demonstrated a series of bends and stretches to help un-knot the pinched nerves and build up a bit of lower back strength to straighten me up.
It’s this long-commute-to-a-sedentary-job lifestyle that’s done it for me. Too many similar days of trains and sitting and not enough time spent stood up and doing other things.
Have any of you been through similar? I will be following my doctors orders and following his prescribed activities but did any particular cure present itself to you? A friend of mine recommends mounting a chin up bar across a door frame and hanging upside down from it for an hour a night. He’s a bell end of several I know.
I’m having a go at some basic yoga moves. Mrs B turns off the telly to watch it’s that good.