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by Paul
Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Inversion tables
Replies: 2
Views: 2695

Hi Don,

I've never tried one myself, but those inversion devices have been around for about 30 years and I've never heard anyone say they made any difference. I think that if they were so great, you'd hear more people talking about them. If you get one. Let us know what you think.
by Paul
Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Will a kneeling chair help? or hurt?
Replies: 4
Views: 4551

Interesting question. I wish I knew the answer but I've never tried those kneeling chairs for longer than a few minutes in the store. One thing I do is keep an exercise ball in my office and I sit on that for 20 minutes instead of my usual chair. Doing that once or twice a day while maintaining corr...
by Paul
Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Urgent help and advise needed
Replies: 14
Views: 5804

Hi Steve, Very encouraging post. I can remember a time when I thought I was going to wind up in a wheelchair, or worse, confined to a nursing home. It's amazing how depressing back pain and sciatica can be when you don't understand what's going on. That's why I love this site so much and keep coming...
by Paul
Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: progress!!
Replies: 11
Views: 15001

Yeah, I'm wondering about that broomstick thing as well. I like the decompression exercises in RYB because they don't require any equipment, but I'm always open to new ideas.

Paul
by Paul
Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: sciatica bites!
Replies: 3
Views: 2923

Definately takes a certain type of person to rebuild their back. I think the average person assumes it's going to be hard so they never even try. I ran into a guy just last week who was complaining about back pain and I told him about RYB. He didn't want to hear anything about it once I mentioned th...
by Paul
Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: General Health Topics
Topic: Achilles Tendon
Replies: 1
Views: 2763

Hi nuls, See Dean's book, The Pain Relief Manual. It's all about tendonitis and joint pain. My wife suffered with tendonitis in her wrist for over a year and it cleared up in less than a week following Dean's advice. A real God-send, since she is a fabulous baker and she wasn't able to kneed dough b...
by Paul
Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Indulge me - but I am happier
Replies: 3
Views: 2723

Hey, Desoto87, Welcome to the group and thanks for sharing your progress report with us. I always love to hear a good success story. I was having a rather bad day at work and you just helped pick me up out of the doldrums. Thanks!!! Here's to hoping you have much more continued success and that you'...
by Paul
Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Lumbar traction unit does it help with herniated discs
Replies: 2
Views: 2434

Never heard of the term "lumbar traction unit." Is it a device that you buy (if so, it's probably a rip-off) or are you referring to the traction tables used by some pain clinics? I've seen the ads claiming that those traction tables "heal" herniated discs, but every one of those clinics I've seen i...
by Paul
Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: MoVinG FoRwaRd in the New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 2238

Hi waitn, Welcome to the group. Sounds like you've led an interesting life. What kind of racing? Stock cars, drag racing... formula 1? 8) You've probably already seen this one coming if you've read other posts but here goes anyway. Whatever you do, put off the surgery for as long as you can (unless ...
by Paul
Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Hot Tub?
Replies: 2
Views: 2666

Hi,

Yes, hot tubs are good for temporarily relieving all types of back pain.

Just don't use heat if you have a recent injury that may have some swelling since the heat causes fluids to expand. You'll just make the swelling and pain worse.

Ice works best to reduce swelling and inflamation.

Paul
by Paul
Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Sitting hurts! (Progress Report) - A MUST READ!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3822

Hi Frank, Really excited to read your progress report. I'm glad that I was able to help. It's stories like yours that keep me coming back to this forum. Really appreciate you sharing your success story with the rest of us. By the way, I know you were experimenting with the modified cobra vs. the reg...
by Paul
Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: back pain and steroids
Replies: 12
Views: 31308

Hi rosita, I've never been on steroids so I can't answer that part of your question. Hopefully someone else will jump in and share their experiences. What I was wondering was, it sounds like they started you off on steroids rather than try more conservative treatment first. Is that true? If so, it s...
by Paul
Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Sitting hurts!
Replies: 4
Views: 2878

Re: Sitting hurts!

1. Could it be possible that the modified cobra caused my Monday morning setback? Seems unlikely as long as you didn't over do it. I would be more inclined to think that you tweaked your back rolling over in the night or something like that. Anything's possible of course. 2. Is the increase in pain...
by Paul
Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:35 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Surgery Looming for Disc Fragment
Replies: 2
Views: 2487

Hi Mike, Rebuilding your back will strengthen your back and make it more flexable. It's the only way to really get rid of most common back pain. And it would be a good idea both prior to surgery and after so that your recovery is quicker. However, it can't do anything about a disk fragment. That fra...
by Paul
Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: L4/L5 Surgery
Replies: 5
Views: 3509

Hi Mike,

I agree with Bill. Put off the surgery if you can.

Good luck,
Paul