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How do you ease back into yoga after S5-L1 herniation in the same area I had previous surgery (and over stretch of the nerves from a hurdle leap in late October) to avoid further scatatic pain? It's been 4 months and I'm missing my yoga so much!

Kerith Rishona Lubin

Exactly what happened to me in 2006. The studio tried to tell me it was my fault, although they didn't ask me anything before practicing as I had been away for 2 weeks and had not normally practiced at that studio. I have never healed 100% and still feel it. A teacher pushed me in a legs apart pose while I was on the floor and there was a loud 'pop' . I could barely walk home. I have been a practicioner of Ashtanga yoga for 10 years.

Wants to know more about anatomy

Some lower back pain can be caused by tight hip flexors. Do you have a desk job? Sitting, walking, running and many daily activities can pull on the muscles and tendons in the front of your body. These tendons and muscle groups are obviously connected to the back of your body. Get the front of your body to stiff and the back will start pull. This could be one cause for your pain.

The pain I've found in my low back was related to a disc injury. You would need to see a doctor to confirm this. I am not one. Also, if it was a disc injury I was able to improve by back aches and pain by strengthening my core. This including strengthening my hips, low back, upper back, lower and upper abdomen and obliques.

Hope the pain goes away!!!!


What if there is a pain in the lower back instead of near the sitting bone? What area is giving this pain?

Thank you.

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