tombombodil wrote:mindtakerr wrote:Wihzerd wrote:I've been dealing with back issues for the past few months. Recently, I've been regaining the ability to sit for extended periods without pain, though I do have to be careful getting back up. Sometimes that causes a spasm.
Today, while crossing a highway, I discovered that I have lost the ability to run. While that's concerning in and of itself, the grumbly is that the number of places to which I can safely travel as a pedestrian just diminished drastically.
Dang, I'm sorry, man. I hope your back improves soon.
Back problems are life-altering. My brother has had bad scoliosis his entire life. It took a long long time for him to get himself to a place where he could manage the pain well enough to even go about his regular daily life.
Turns out your back is an important part of almost all movement.
I also hope your difficulties are transient and that you recover sooner rather than later.
I'm hoping it takes less time to completely clear up than the last time I had back issues. A few years ago, I was having sciatica problems on the lower right side. It took two years for the symptoms to start fading. This time, it's on the lower left side. While less severe, the exact symptoms keep changing on me. First it was pain while sitting, then it was spasms when standing up. Now that the first symptom has generally become a non-issue and the second happens less often, there's the new running problem. Confusion is the name of the game this time round, it seems. As icing on the confusion cake, the stretch that I used to manage pain on my right side a few years ago only CAUSES pain now on my left side.
At this point, I'm thinking maybe the real issue is that I need to take strain off my spine by losing a LOT of weight. Maybe that would solve the problem for good.