About 6 months ago, I herniated my L5 disc and basically did countless reps and sets of reverse hypers to rehab it. For the past 4 months or so I haven’t had any pain in my back.
However, recently, I’ve been getting this dull, aching pain in my right glute. I went to a massage therapist for myofascial release and an accupuncturist. Neither alleviated the pain. Whenever I workout the pain goes away but thats just endorphins.
Recently, I’ve been feeling the pain going down the lateral posterior portion of my right leg. It hurts the most when I’m standing and the pain can basically be described as a pulsing pain.
When I herniated my disc, the CT scans didn’t show any nerve pinching. I’m thinking the disc is getting worse (but the pain in my back hasn’t reared its head at all) and resultantly pinching the nerve. I typed in sciatica (pinching of the sciatic nerve) in google and the pages that came up described the pain pretty much exactly how I feel it.
My question is: would getting back to work on the reverse hyper help the pain at all if the problem is a pinched nerve?