Sciatica pain went away
Hello, this is my first post. I’m sorry if it’s in a wrong group. I had extreme sciatica pain after presumably over stretching something about a year and a half ago. I was working on a side kick, and so I placed my left leg on top of my backyard railing, balancing on my right leg, and the next day I could barely walk. For weeks this went on with slow, minimal improvement.
I joined the Marine Corps and my training prior to that was running a lot, doing crunches, etc. my sciatica seemed to improve, but I always had pain.
We just got back from a 6 day land navigation course, walking/running with about 30 pounds up and down some steep hills, sometimes a quarter or half mile long. This took place for about 15 hours a day, each day. Coming back my sciatica is seemingly non existent. My left hamstring flexibility has improved a lot as well (Previously it was probably half of my right leg and I can’t even touch my toes, so my left was really really bad)
It seemed like this was connected mainly to over stretching my hamstring or something and that was affecting my sciatica nerve? I wanted to know if anyone might explain what happened. Presumably you’d think ruck running, obstacle courses, etc are probably things that would have made it worse. Thanks if you made it this far down to my long history!