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by sjaltman
Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: cortisone--does it work
Replies: 1
Views: 2130

cortisone--does it work

what are people's expereiences with cortisone injections for herniated discs. i have one b'w L4 and L5 my update: tried phys. therapy, dean's exercises, oral steroid, spinal decomp. (13 sessions), chiro, acupunture, massage. 7 ms. no noticible sustained improvement. and more and more things became i...
by sjaltman
Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: herniated disc between L4 and L5
Replies: 4
Views: 2940

currently

thanks guys. i was doing all of dean exercises for about a month. very recently my back pain accelerated very intensely and very suddenly so i stopped everything. i started spinal decompression on the DRX... machine. I tried oral prednisone (didn't work) my next step is a shot of cortizone. sitting ...
by sjaltman
Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:54 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: back pain and steroids
Replies: 12
Views: 32324

prednisone

my doctor just gave me prednisone to reduce inflammation (oral steroid) 10 days high dose to decreasing dose. (i have a herniated disc) so far (4th day) i feel nothing! the next step is cortizone shots. i also want to try this decompression therapy. i am so deserperate i'm almost, after 6 months of ...
by sjaltman
Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: herniated disc between L4 and L5
Replies: 4
Views: 2940

herniated disc between L4 and L5

What are the best exercises for this diagnosis? my doc says no flexion. I am doing all the exercises in dean's program except the flexion (like sit-ups, knee ups, forward bend). Does anyone have any experience with this and what are the most helpful exercises for it? i'm not sure about which of the ...
by sjaltman
Sat Nov 04, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: LOWER BACK PAIN
Replies: 2
Views: 2770

how long?

how long did it take to get results with dean's program?
by sjaltman
Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Question about my mid back and neck?please help!
Replies: 8
Views: 3951

tingling in arm

I had tingling in the arm problems down to my hand my PT said it was coming from the neck. I found dean's neck exercises help but i also stopped doing the lateral side stretch and putting my arms out (reaching--this one is from the back book). i still do the stretch just with both hands on my hips. ...
by sjaltman
Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: advice
Replies: 14
Views: 5172

can't sit either

I have that problem too. I can't sit for more than a few minutes. People don't know how lucky they are. Anyway PT didn't really work for me, and I tried the chiropracter but as my pain worsened, I found that the adjustments actually made things worse rather than better. So that scared me and I stopp...
by sjaltman
Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: does this stuff work?
Replies: 9
Views: 4000

Specifics

Thanks for the feeback Ken. This is to add to my initial post. Well I first had a the lower back problem in May it was brought on by a lot of mountain biking and I did not heed my body's messages to stop (the initial pain). Finally it really tweaked and I had a lot of spasms. Since then the most pro...
by sjaltman
Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: does this stuff work?
Replies: 9
Views: 4000

does this stuff work?

Just inviting you all to talk about your experiences with Dean's exercises. Do they really work? How long does it take? I just started four days ago and so far, improvement is tricky to measure or see.
by sjaltman
Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: Upper Back and Neck Pain
Topic: neck pain aggravated
Replies: 2
Views: 4280

neck pain aggravated

I had pain which started in my shoulder, arm, hand and learned it was coming from my neck, possibly a bulging disc. anyway my lower back has been messed up! so i started dean's back program and one of the exercises i did a certain way (probably) aggravated the neck problem. so i started dean's neck ...