I have a pain that runs from the left lower back to the stomach, onto the left thigh, and all the way to my left foot. I was stretching sideways while sitting with stretched legs when I heard a loud click. I cannot lift my leg straight to my chest, and I feel pain in my hip while lying down.
You must have locked your vertebral facet joint in a wrong pattern, due to which the L5-S1 nerve entrapment has occurred. As a result, you are getting the radiating pain. It is a case ofradiculopathy, so get a seven-day physiotherapy session consisting of the following. Grade 1 mobilization followed by grade 5 manipulation of L5 - S1 section of the vertebrae,TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) for 15 minutes on left leg.Ultrasound (1MHz). And do the following exercises at home.
Lie flat on the back, bend both the knees, now bring both the knees to one side of the body while your trunk moves towards the opposite side.
Cat and camel exercise, ten times, twice daily.
Bridging, ten times, twice daily.
Lie flat, put a pillow underneath your L5-S1 vertebrae, now try to push down the pillow with your trunk, do this 15 times, once daily once. Do not overexert yourself.
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