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Old 08-04-2009, 08:06 AM   #1
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Question Lower back/Siatic nerve...

Does anyone have any issues like this. I am having a hard time doing squats right now due to this issue. I am trying to work through it but it almost makes me sick to my stomach when I try to stretch it out. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:54 AM   #2
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Re: Lower back/Siatic nerve...

It makes you sick to your stomach because you're offending the nerve when you do it. Obviously, the body doesn't want you messing with nerves!

Those reactions also show that it probably isn't something that can be 'stretched out'.......It's most likely a bony misalignment, a strength deficit, or a coordination issue.

Find someone who can properly assess;

SI Joint alignment (dynamic and static)
Nerve tension (and root tension)
Lumbopelvic rhythm
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:14 PM   #3
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Re: Lower back/Siatic nerve...

What he said ^
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Re: Lower back/Siatic nerve...

Thanks for the response. I don't think it is a coordination issue. I have always been well coordinated...with sports and lifting. About 10 years ago I was doing heavy squats and I somehow knocked my hip out of place. Long story short...I went to a chiropractor and he adjusted me and put things back into place. I have had this issue a couple of times since then but it goes away. Today it feels better than yesterday. Do you have any suggestions on separate exercises that I can do to strengthen that area? Thanks for the response and any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: Lower back/Siatic nerve...

Not your athletic coordination per se, but your neuromuscular coordination.........Not necessarily one and the same.

You can be quite an athlete and still have specific muscular coordination issues.

IMO, exercises for this type of thing are very person specific. Since we don't know what's exactly going on in your case, it will be difficult to turn you in the right direction with great accuracy.

as an example, it could be something as simple as a food allergy that inflames the gut, creating an instability issue, locking down the wrong musculature. That being said, you could see why it may not even need strengthening. I would find someone to assess you properly, and then go from there.

Obviously it's not life threatening, but it's important to get those kinds of things solved in the right way, otherwise you set yourself up for a hip replacement 25 years down the line.

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Re: Lower back/Siatic nerve...

Thanks Mike! I appreciate all of the feedback that you have given me and I will proceed accordingly.

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Re: Lower back/Siatic nerve...

make god dam sure it isn't a disc....
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