Who would have thought pwning your online nemeses and in general passing the day having fun could lead to an injury. Well it did aight! Geez it hurts something bad.

*Note: I am currently in bed writing this on my laptop since I cannot stand up. Looks like Counter Strike Stuck back!*

Ok so I got your interest and you’re probably thinking “just what the heck am I whining about”. Let me start from the beginning.

I was into my 12th hour of solid Counter Strike gaming – top of the list and owning which way and back. Sitting for this period on your average setup is uncomfortable so I invested in one of those Sofa type chairs with the keyboard and monitor attached so it for comfort purposes.

reclining_gaming_chair

(Similar to this, I cant take a photo right now of my own setup as stuck in bed)

Little did I know that an extended period of time on this causes sciatic nerve damage.

Almost instantly a sharp pain pounded my lower back and shot down my right leg into my foot. My left leg went numb and I started screaming in agony. My housemates came to my aid and did a little research to uncover the cause and identified it as Sciatica. As I mentioned above, Sciatica is caused by your sciatic nerve become compressed through many types of day to day activities, but in my case via bad back posture or the way I had been sitting for such an extended period of time.

From what I’ve read there are many common types of sciatica – found on this site, and my symptoms seem to be on the lower end of seriousness, but boy does this hurt. Checking out whether or not is sciatica curable, I found that it isn’t actually something that needs to be cured. It’s something that needs to be healed via a bunch of exercises or what not. Needless to say I am not impressed and will be out of action for a while. Those of you familiar with my handle Geh688 can rest easy knowing I won’t be about to snipe your asses, but rest assured I’ll be back soon enough. Look out!