Posted by: Kate | June 25, 2018

Pain Levels

My sciatica is in an acute flair at the moment, which is seriously going to impede my summer. My back is fine, but one of the floating fragments of a shattered disc has compressed my sciatic nerve and my entire right leg is affected. Recovery is 6-8 weeks.

Pain is so subjective I find. Sciatic pain can make me cry at its worst, but I am loathe to take pain killers unless I feel absolutely helpless (I have been taking low doses this week). I especially hate that there is no acute injury, just nerve pain.

I am mostly bummed that this has once again happened in the summer, as my last acute flair was the summer of 2015 so I know from experience how much of an impact this will have.

Counter-intuitively movement is what helps. So I limp along on my numb foot and wish for a speedy recovery!



  1. Hang in there and do keep moving. I fell on my back 2 months ago and am still recovering,
    So I feel your pain and frustration. Sending good vibrations your way!

    • Thanks for the encouragement. It has eased off somewhat, still limping as my leg is numb especially the foot, but there is less pain.

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