Tuesday, 31 January 2017


For the last 8 years, I have suffered from sciatica. As a child I recall advertisements on sciatica and assumed that it was an ailment of old people.

I damaged my sciatic nerve on two occasions in the last 8 years. The first came with stepping into mid-air on the Kokoda Track and falling down a cliff into the creek at the end of the Menari airstrip and the start of Brigade Hill beside the Damien Parer plaque. Please click:

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The second came with falling down a deep drain in Port Moresby and damaging my lower back. I had injured my sciatic nerve that leaves the lower spine and breaks into two to pass down both legs to the toes. 

I have suffered from lower back pain, numbness of feet and tingling of toes which often results in a burning stinging of toes. As well, I suffered from bowel and bladder difficulties which made me worry that I was suffering from prostate problems. Please click:

Sciatica: What You Need to Know About Sciatica - Spine-Health


The term sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain—and possibly tingling, numbness, or weakness—that originate in the lower back and travel through the ...

It seems that the sciatic nerve presses against the bladder and bowel and is affected by a fullness of both. I have been advised by the doctor and Google to exercise. 

I lie on my back and (1) draw knees up to chin several times a day and (2) place right foot on the ground and bring left ankle up and place on right knee. Then I pull left knee forward several times. I do the same with the right knee.

At least I do not have prostate problems. At my age that is a real possibility. There are no medical facilities in Papua New Guinea to test for prostate cancer.

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