If anyone can offer a glimmer of hope or advice I'd really appreciate it.
Putting my undies on on Sunday I felt a twang in my lower back right buttock area.
....went to the gym and did the normal round of weights etc and felt perfectly fine.
Later that morning went fishing with my son and started having problems standing upright.
By the end of the day I coud not walk more than 100m without having to rest.
Since then and for the past 4 days I've been almost incapacitated. Sitting is fine, but standing, walking or any movement causes excrutiating pain in my lower back, right buttock area.
Have visited a physio, who massaged the area and diagnosed Sciatica. Felt no better afterwards. Visited the doctor yesterday who also diagnosed Sciatica and prescribed dichlofenac anti inflammatories and Diazepam (pain killer and muscle relaxant)
....tried daily floor stretching routines (no problem in doing most things other than stretching backwards). Also tried hanging from my loft hatch by my hands. Warm baths, wife massages etc etc.
...all to no avail.
I'm going to pool today to see if I can do any exercise there that may help.
After 5 days I'm still at square one. Painful as ever and no sign of improvement. Cant even walk to the toilet and wee standing up.
As an almost daily runner, doing mixed hills/roads/tracks...anything from 45 mins up to about 2 hours. At 45 and 86Kg I'm no super athlete, but the pain from this and the fact that I cant get out is driving me loopy.