I sustained a compression injury near the beginning of our Spartan Race (and finished anyway). I landed too hard after vaulting over the 6' wall, compressing my lower back on the left side. I have been in nearly debilitating pain all last week, with pain in my back and hip along with weakness in my left leg and nerve pain and numbness in my left knee.
I had a massage yesterday and I have good news! What I thought was a pinched sciatic nerve is NOT a pinched nerve in my back. I did compress my spine, but, the compression caused my entire left leg to lock up, resulting in a pinched nerve in my thigh. This explains the weakness, nerve pain and numbness in that leg. We were able to release the pinched nerve and loosen my quad up a lot. I am in 80% less pain and the numbness is going away. I'm hoping to be back to 100% soon!
If you've made it this far, please pray for continued and quick healing. Also pray that I would be wise with my recovery and not push too much too fast.
Thank you @kell.ieg and @lauren_benay for helping so much. I appreciate you both.
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