Posted by: Gemini16 | 2004/01/13


My husband had lower back pain for a few days and he thought that it was perhaps a trapped nerve. He asked a friend to manipulate it and the pain eased off. The following day he complained of pain just below his buttock and this pain seems to be travelling down his leg and it is now behind his left knee. His left foot has pins and needles.

He's wondering if perhaps the manipulation of trapped nerve in his lower back burst a small blood vessel and the clot is moving downwards? He will visit the doctor tomorrow if there is no improvement.

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Gemini, it sounds like the nerve is still trapped and all the manipulation did was to alleviate some of the muscle spasm. The best would be for him to see a doctor and to have it sorted out. Good luck.

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