Andy's Story - Sciatica and Disc Herniation

Andy's Story - Sciatica and Disc Herniation

Sciatica and Disc Herniation is our weekly “bread and butter”. Most patients suffering from a disc herniation (aka slipped disk) have their life temporarily put on hold. Andy has had his disk herniated very late in his life and it really affected his life. He could not drive to work, he had to stop playing sports, and had a big issue getting in and out of the car.

He ended up walking on a walking stick as the pain of bearing weight onto his leg was unbearable. Here is Andy’s Story in his own words: “During September 2018 I damaged my back cleaning a deck in the garden. Initially, I had severe muscle spasms in my back, which made it very difficult to perform simple tasks, such as getting in and out of the car, putting on shoes and socks, and so on. I needed crutches to get around for 6 weeks and during that period the back spasms ceased, then the muscle spasms and general pain were focused on my right leg.

A scan at ChiroFamilyPractice (Chiropractor in Derby) confirmed that I had a slipped disc, causing the sciatic nerve to be trapped. With continuing chiropractic treatment I began to notice a gradual improvement. I had not played badminton, or golf, from September until January 1st, much to my frustration. I played golf on the 1st and actually played better than I had for some considerable time. Now I am back to playing golf and badminton weekly, with only a slight pain in my leg. I believe that the regular adjustments (Chiropractic Derby) enabled my body to deal with the disc problem and significantly speeded up my recovery, avoiding the need for surgery. Best wishes, Andy”

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