Looks like herniated discs are a rarity to runners. I have a question for you - i felt my back "GO" 7th Dec 2012. I suffered for a while before being recomended to a chiropractor who found i had misaligned vertabrae L4 / L5. Ive also had numerous visits to the Dr for painkillers and i had an MRI scan 4th Feb. Chiropractor straightened me up after 6 visits but sciatic pain is killing me. Dr has me on tramadol and Gebapestin and i have an appointemt to discuss MRI results 22nd Feb. Does this sound similar to your injury as you dont mention how long youve been injured for and what / where is the injection?. Herniated disc hasnt been diagnosed yet but from what ive read on the net im fairly sure its what i have. My last race was Dec 2nd and i havent ran since + my Dr doesnt seem to be to understand how important running is to me.
Im hoping someone can help me with the following = I havent ran since December 2nd. I hurt my back at work the following day. I suffered in silence for a week before going to a (recomended) chiropractor. I wasted £48 being told how to sit properly. I suffered for a little longer and went to my Dr who prescribed painkillers. I suffered another week before a work colleague put me in touch with a horse chiropractor...i know,,,,bizarre. But seemingly to be able to practice on animlas you 1st have to qualify to treat people. This guy is really good. Diagnosed misaligned 4th & 5th vertabrae. Which he straightened - but as i had been walking off centre to compensate it would take several visits to sort. After my 1st visit i attempted a run - only managed 2 miles and returned home in agony. Felt like i could feel my hip joint grinding...went to work the following day..picked up a paper folder and turned to leave my office and i felt my back go again. Contacted the "horse chiropractor" who saw me straight away and realigned everything again. He told me that after he has straightened everything things need time to "set"....my question is....has anyone else had this problem ? how long till i can run again ? and any exersises i can do to speed up recovery. Walking my dogs is currently all i do.....thanks in advance