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by Jackie
Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: extreme leg pains
Replies: 1
Views: 2947

Hi. yes it's best to keep active but if you have a pinched nerve it is best to really take it easy on the exercises, very gentle and low impact. if you can and your physiotherapist and dr ok it maybe just get to the pool and do some walking. my physio told me don't do the flutter kick but gentle whi...
by Jackie
Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: New member ... any help
Replies: 4
Views: 3697

Hi there. I made the mistake of doing all kinds of exercises without knowing exactly what the problem was and made myself worse. Once I had the CT scan at least my physiotherapist could advise as to what was safe to do and what wasn't. (I had a herniated disc) just food for thought, that you may wan...
by Jackie
Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: SI Joint Pain
Replies: 12
Views: 7365

Hi Tbone. I figure it will be sometime yet before I am significantly better. yes, the neurosurgeon said two or three years for discogenic pain to get better. I think the first year was bulging disc pain and it changed last year in April, I think that is when the disc herniated. I'm kind of counting ...
by Jackie
Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: SI Joint Pain
Replies: 12
Views: 7365

Hi Tbone, the sensation varies. At it's worst the pain is very sharp and stabbing and waxes and wanes, it is in my sacrum/tailbone area as the herniation/bulge is in the middle of the disc. The neurosurgeon called it disc pain as there is no significant nerve root impingement. Probably very similar ...
by Jackie
Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: SI Joint Pain
Replies: 12
Views: 7365

Hi Tbone. sounds like you are really on the upswing. Depression is so common to chronic pain, I had no idea about adrenal depletion. As I still have problems with disc pain I'm finally getting into the pain clinic where I will spend five hours with professionals, including a psychiatrist and psychol...
by Jackie
Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: SI Joint Pain
Replies: 12
Views: 7365

Hi Tbone. it took 5 prolo sessions, 10 days apart each so about 2 months. Prior to that it took 4 months from the time the physiotherapist realigned my joints (that was excruciating), with lots of pool time, then progressing to stationary bike and then walking to get the pain from disabling to that ...
by Jackie
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: SI Joint Pain
Replies: 12
Views: 7365

Hi Tbone my SI joint pain developed some time after I took a fall down the stairs and landed on my right foot, jarring myself. I was walking around misaligned for 8 months, one shoulder was higher than the other. it was when the physiotherapist discovered the SI joint problem and realigned me that I...
by Jackie
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: SI Joint Pain
Replies: 12
Views: 7365

SI joint pain

Hi there. I suffered with SI joint pain for over a year. I sympathize with you, it is debilitating. I also did physio and I spent a lot of time at the pool. Riding a stationary bike helped as well, however what finally got rid of the lingering ache was prolotherapy. It is expensive and unpleasant bu...
by Jackie
Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Discogenic back pain
Replies: 5
Views: 4119

hi Bobbyd. I really appreciated reading your post, I am sorry to hear you have been dealing with back pain for 20 years. your response was so helpful. I have started taking gabapentin as I need to regain control of this pain and have a better quality of life. here I am feeling sorry for myself that ...
by Jackie
Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Discogenic back pain
Replies: 5
Views: 4119

Hi Randolph. thanks for the info. I guess I am holding off on taking gabapentin as I keep hoping I will get substantially better soon. I am able to manage most days on OTC but the pain is always there, going up and down all day as nerve pain will. I'm interested in IDET but it only seems to be avail...
by Jackie
Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Discogenic back pain
Replies: 5
Views: 4119

Discogenic back pain

Hi. I read a lot on this site about sciatica/herniated discs, bulging discs but am I the only one out there with discogenic back pain? I ruptured my disc last year and prior to that I believe it was bulging. The pain changed from generalized back pain to shooting pain, I believe this is when my disc...
by Jackie
Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Lumbar Micro surgery is it the answer help
Replies: 5
Views: 4882

Hi. I find it hard to believe that surgery is recommended even though you are improving. Here in Canada neurosurgeons really discourage that as a first option, telling patients to wait 3-6 months and come back if no improvement. The Stat for failed back surgery is as high as 40%. PTs really know wha...
by Jackie
Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: S I Joint pain?????
Replies: 4
Views: 3579

Hi Rob. for me the pain from my SI joint is on the right side but yes it is in the buttock. it's hard to say if our problems are similar as I also have a disc that is healing. I sit on the stationary bike as my pt did not want me to bear weight on my SI joints until they were stronger. thus the walk...
by Jackie
Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: S I Joint pain?????
Replies: 4
Views: 3579

Hi Rob. I'd find out if SI joint is the problem. get tests if you haven't yet. I'm sure the PT is right, they seem to know but a bone scan may confirm SI joint inflammation. It did with me. walking in a pool helps strengthen those ligaments without weight bearing that tends to aggravate SI joint pro...
by Jackie
Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: In too much pain to start RYB
Replies: 46
Views: 17041

Erica, how are you doing?

Hi Erica. just wondering how you are and if things are getting any better for you? Jackie