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by redshoes
Tue May 15, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: ankle problems
Replies: 2
Views: 2532

Hi Steven-- Thanks for the reply. It is a sharp pain. I finally got a solution from one of my teachers. He says it is fairly common and is a weight distribution problem. I tried his solution, which is to keep my weight further to the left at all times. It seems to work and helps to keep the balance ...
by redshoes
Thu May 03, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: ankle problems
Replies: 2
Views: 2532

ankle problems

My sciatica is much better tho I do sometimes get some pain as I am doing the more advanced exercises and having days with a lot of driving/riding in the car. However the one thing that is somewhat puzzeling is ankle pain and weakness. It comes on suddenly when I am dancing. Seems to happen primaril...
by redshoes
Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Ryb-advanced exercises
Replies: 2
Views: 2490

Ryb-advanced exercises

Hi All-- I have been progressing well doing the basic exercises and feel I'm ready for a program that will incorporate the advanced exercises so I can build core body strength. there are so many exercies in the book. I have tried doing all of them but it takes a lot of time to do all every other day...
by redshoes
Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: anybody else move to a hard bed?
Replies: 3
Views: 2548

Hi--
When I had bad sciatica I moved to my yoga matt on the floor. Slept there for about a week before venturing into a bed again.
by redshoes
Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: General Health Topics
Topic: Surgeons and Chiropractors
Replies: 20
Views: 16575

Thanks for you replies. Dr Will--I don't consider surgery as an option. I am a ballroom dancer and the thought of having discs fused sounds like the end to me. I don't think I would ever move properly again. I will keep an open mind with regard to other treatments. I have done accupuncture for over ...
by redshoes
Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: General Health Topics
Topic: Surgeons and Chiropractors
Replies: 20
Views: 16575

Dr Will and Dean-- thanks for the interchange. It is all helpful. In reply to the question about whether one will continuue to do exercise--I think one will do so when you know WHAT to do and how to do it and what is at stake if you don't do it. the problem is there is too little guidance for the av...
by redshoes
Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: making progress
Replies: 2
Views: 1982

Hi Steven- Thanks for the advice. I have figured out what causes the neck and shoulder pain--sitting. the best cure seems to be to do more standing backbends. It is amazing how simple that is. In any case I don't spend too much time at the computer since it does require sitting and it can be a real ...
by redshoes
Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: making progress
Replies: 2
Views: 1982

making progress

It has been almost a month since I found RYB and this forum. I have been doing the basic exercises every day and find things are starting to get better each day. the pain has moved from my leg to my back and sometimes it is almost gone. I still find I need more rest than in the past but guess that i...
by redshoes
Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: General Health Topics
Topic: rolfing
Replies: 6
Views: 8569

rolfing

Thanks Dean. I decided to just do RYB and wait for the appointment with the Dr in April. I do like massage and have been getting them regularly. I don't know that it helps the back but it helps relax the tight leg muscles and I think generally helps remove toxins from the body.
by redshoes
Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Thanks Dean
Replies: 7
Views: 2878

Hi Randolph-- It sounds like you have "been there" with everything going on with my bac. Thanks for the encouragement. As far as dancing goes, it is like any sport--it just takes practice, but I think every human being naturally is moved by music and our bodies want to move with it. What you see on ...
by redshoes
Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Any recommendations for chairs?
Replies: 3
Views: 3533

Like you I have been looking. I found a balance ball chair in the Giam catalog and also an inversion machine. I have read the inversion machine works for some folks tho it is a bit expensive. These things may be available on eBay but it's good to know prices and what you want before you shop there.
by redshoes
Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Thanks Dean
Replies: 7
Views: 2878

Hi Dean- You might want to call dance studios and ask if they have an open dance with drop in lesson--a lot of them do this on Fri or Sat evening. don't worry about holding anyone up. Most dancers are really glad to help newcomers (especially guys). A recent issue of the USA Dance magazine had an ar...
by redshoes
Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Thanks Dean
Replies: 7
Views: 2878

Thanks Dean

I am on day 5 of doing the basic exercises. I can now sit for short periods of time and my sciatica is receeding. I can't believe how mnay people that I have talked to suffer from low back pain and sciatica problems. I have referred a number to this ssite and RYB book. My family DR said no more PT o...
by redshoes
Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: General Health Topics
Topic: rolfing
Replies: 6
Views: 8569

rolfing

Has anyone had any experience with rolfing? One of my dance instructors told me it really helped her for back pain, however my family doc says definately no. she did recommend chiropractic and no physical therapy. i have decided against chiropractic since it is very expensive and comments in the for...
by redshoes
Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: quick update
Replies: 8
Views: 3061

HI Seann- Thanks for all you messages. I am on day with the program. Like you I never had any exersies bend backwrds, and i think cobra is the key to getting better. I am still in pain but it is tolerable and I think I can handle it with the exercises without medication. I did contact a pyhsiatrist-...