Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has been known to knock people out in the first round with just one punch. He was a fierce competitor who turned heads every time he entered the boxing ring. However, in the recent past, Tyson, 56, wowed his fans when he was escorted out of Miami International Airport in a wheelchair.
He has also been seen walking with the help of a wooden cane. Therefore, many wonder how the man known as “Iron Mike” can be so fragile. Well, Mike Tyson was revealed to be suffering from sciatica.
In an interview with Newsmax TV, Iron Mike said that sciatica is the only health problem he suffers from and talked about how it affects him when there is a flare.
He said: “I have sciatica and every now and then, it flares up. When it explodes, I can’t even speak! Thank God it’s the only health problem I have.”
Sciatica is nerve pain due to injury or irritation of the sciatic nerve, which originates in the gluteal or buttock area. The sciatic nerve is the longest and thickest nerve (about the width of a finger) in the body. It’s actually made up of five nerve roots: two from the lower back called the lumbar spine and three from the final section of the spine called the sacrum. The five nerve roots join to form a right and left sciatic nerve. On each side of your body, a sciatic nerve runs through your hips, buttocks, and down one leg, ending just below the knee. The sciatic nerve then branches off into other nerves, which continue down the leg to the foot and toes.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, if you have “sciatica,” you experience mild to severe pain anywhere along the course of the sciatic nerve, that is, from your lower back, through your hips, buttocks, and/or legs. It can also cause muscle weakness in the leg and foot, numbness in the leg, and an unpleasant tingling sensation in the leg, foot, and toes.
You are overweight: Your spine is like a vertical crane. Your muscles are the counterweights. The weight you carry on the front of your body is what your spine (crane) has to lift. The more weight you carry, the more your back muscles (counterweights) have to work. This can lead to back strain, pain and other back problems.
Lacks a strong core: Your “core” is the muscles of your back and abdomen. The stronger your core, the more support you have for your lower back. Unlike the chest area, where the rib cage provides support, the only support for the lower back is the muscles.
Have a physical and active job: Jobs that require heavy lifting can increase the risk of low back problems and use of the back, or jobs where you sit for a long time can increase the risk of lower back problems.
Lack of proper posture in the weight room: Even if you are physically fit and active, you can still be prone to sciatica if you don’t follow proper body form during weightlifting or other strength training exercises.
possibility of nerve damage, which increases the possibility of sciatica.
You have osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis can damage your spine and put your nerves at risk of injury.
Leading an inactive lifestyle: Sitting for a long time and not exercising and keeping your muscles moving, flexible and toned can increase your risk of sciatica.
Since 2016, Tyson has launched a cannabis company, called Tyson 2.0, which has quickly become popular and is making money for Mike in more than 20 states.
“Tyson 2.0 continues to exceed expectations in all of our markets, both retail and wholesale. The ethos behind the brand, making cannabis accessible to all, is resonating with patients and adult consumers alike, and we’re proud to partner with the Tyson 2.0 team to help them bring their mission to more people.” said BJ Carretta, Senior Vice President, Brand Marketing, Columbia Care. “Collaboration across markets and a shared commitment to consistency, quality and focus on our patients and customers is a critical part of the brand’s continued success across the country.”
“Cannabis has been used as a form of medicine for thousands of years and now more than ever has become widely known to help people better cope with anxiety and depression. Because cannabis has helped me, it’s an honor to be able to share greater wellness with fans through the unmatched Tyson 2.0 products we’re developing and our synergistic partnership with Columbia Care,” said Mike Tyson, Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Tyson 2.0. .
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Mike Tyson walks out of the ring after receiving a split draw against Roy Jones Jr. during Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. Presented by Triller at Staples Center on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
Tyson, 56, returned to the boxing ring in 2020, for the first time in seventeen years, to take on Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition fight.