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Old 05-12-2010, 10:34 AM   #1
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Help!! really concerned

Hi,
First post. I am 47 non smoker weight 282 diabetic, have had 4 stress tests, last one about 13mos ago no problems found. sit alot at work, but walk about 2 miles 3-4 days aweek for last 3 months on and off. never really out of breath more than my wife who runs sometimes and laps me. no chest pain... 3 weeks ago we started running about a hundred yards then walking 200 then running again did this a few days, then I got serious pain in lower back right at crack of buttocks and to each side, I would try to get up from setting and it would catch and pain would shoot down legs and I would have to straighten up slowly this happened for about 3 days I slept with ice bag then heatng pad eventually let up and doesnt hurt as bad now,still catches if I get up fast, but when I sit my hips and legs ache, it feels like my hamstrings and outer calves are burning, and when we try to walk my lower legs are on fire now. I still make it the two miles but they hurt 50 yards into the walk on the first small hill til I get back home. feels like a band is tightened around my hips and my walk seems funny to me, but wife says I look normal. Told Dr. he scheduled me for an ABI test. I want all your opinions. could it be PAD? or is it my back, I tried to stretch by leaning backwards and my tailbone/ lower back cracked so loud my wife heard it, has done this 3-4 times now. ABI test is in 2 weeks. What do you guys think.

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Old 05-12-2010, 12:57 PM   #2
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Re: Help!! really concerned

cker1980: Investigate the sciatic nerve. It can be irritated by alot of sitting and also by walking. It comes and goes. If that's what it is you can have it confirmed by having an MRI done on your back to see if anything is pressing on the nerve. A chiropractor can also be helpful in fixing this issue. Be careful what you're cracking on your own. You don't want to get anything out of whack that could make matters worse.

Kudos for getting out and exercising and not smoking. Hopefully that will help get your weight down and that will also help relieve some back pain and improve your diabetes. Start there. Good luck

 
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