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by PeteD
Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:25 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Need A Second Opinion
Replies: 7
Views: 3192

No to surgery!

Say no to surgey at leas for now!

Theres a lot of good research being carried out at NY uni?!! looks at the mind body connection. if you wanna know more email me

Peterdocker@hotmail.com
by PeteD
Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:20 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: All in the Mind!
Replies: 1
Views: 1926

All in the Mind!

Look what i just found!!! i had it confirmed by a top spine specialist as well!!! In a four-year investigation that followed patients who initially had no lower back pain, Stanford researchers studied their subjects' spines using both disc injection and magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI. And they a...
by PeteD
Mon Sep 05, 2005 2:30 am
Forum: Upper Back and Neck Pain
Topic: HelpMy doctor told me to see a chiropractor!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 2989

Kind Words

Dear Tim

Thanks for your kind words! Well done on playing socer also!

Thanks again and best of luck!

PeteD
by PeteD
Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: Upper Back and Neck Pain
Topic: HelpMy doctor told me to see a chiropractor!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 2989

HelpMy doctor told me to see a chiropractor!!!

Hellppppp dont know what to do! My medical doctor told me to see a chiropractor!!!! Told me my pain as its gone one for nearly a year theres no way i can just help myself!!! He seemed to think ostepaths or chiropractors was a good option.....In the UK they do have to do a 5 year course and do actual...
by PeteD
Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:40 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Variation on Stomoch exercises!
Replies: 9
Views: 3629

by the way KRD

By the way take a look at the other book the health one.....invaluable really!!!!


if id of read it a year or so ago i would be in this predicament!!!!

But then i wouldnt of met all you nice people!!!

Lets hope we all get better!

Love to everyone

PeteD
by PeteD
Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:06 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Variation on Stomoch exercises!
Replies: 9
Views: 3629

FAO Dean

Glad you like the exercise!!! Dr Bookspan is very good! Shes all for firming up stomoch so as to protect back. Other than 'ab revolution' the other good book is 'health and fitness in plain English'. Shes rather anti exercises that flex you as it lexing that hurt our backs and necks to start with! A...
by PeteD
Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: L4/L5 Surgery
Replies: 5
Views: 3601

Try not to operate!!!

Hello there Try not to operate just yet.... research in England has shown how the US surgeons dive right in!!! There is a journal called Spine! My boss co-authors it (im a research doctor at a UK Uni) Two interesting facts about treatment of backs in USA The amount of back surgery is directly propor...
by PeteD
Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Variation on Stomoch exercises!
Replies: 9
Views: 3629

Book title for ab exercises

Dear Bill and Paul The exercises are from Dr jolie Bookspan 'The Ab Revolution' This lady broke her neck and taught her self to walk again!!!! Thats hard core!!! You can do the plank exercise on your elbow and side of foot to do side stomoch musles if that makes sense. Just dont drink tooo much wate...
by PeteD
Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Goodbye to the forum
Replies: 5
Views: 2774

You stick with it KRD!!!

You stick with it Krd!!!! My take will be the supplements are Glucosamine, condroitin and MSM! Oh and heaps and heaps of water! I know for you crazy yanks theres all sort of other extra supplements us limmies cant get hold of! Whats your condition at moment symptoms etc?! Drop me an email if you lik...
by PeteD
Tue Aug 23, 2005 7:12 am
Forum: Upper Back and Neck Pain
Topic: bulging disc
Replies: 4
Views: 3334

exercise will work!

Dear Beccy Exercise will work!!!! i had a real stiff neck almost unbearable actually after seeing a chiro.! What you may find is happening is the chiro is freeing the joint but the muscles are 'splinting' spasam in otherwords. The joint is moving and the the neck doesnt know what to do so it splints...
by PeteD
Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:00 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Variation on Stomoch exercises!
Replies: 9
Views: 3629

Variation on Stomoch exercises!

Hello everyone! Just a quick mention to a variation on Stomoch exercises If you find sit ups/crunches tuff on your back/neck (I am currently) then the plank exercise is a good one...By this i mean perch on your forearms and your toes (kinda like a push-up) keeping back straight and hold it. Make sur...
by PeteD
Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:55 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: The Power of Water
Replies: 1
Views: 2466

The Power of Water

There is a lot of text suggesting the power of water!

Disc dehydrate! You should try and drink a couple of litres of water a day!


Just thought id say!!!
by PeteD
Mon Aug 22, 2005 3:48 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: fused 4 levels and I'm worse off now - any suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 2625

A little more possitive please!!!!

On a more positive note!!! One of my work mates hads two fusions and had quiet a bit of trouble to start with but they have calmed down. He learnt what he could do and what he couldnt!!! In fact there was a program on the tv here (UK) where a guy had his whole spine fused and lived to tell the tail!...
by PeteD
Sun Aug 21, 2005 10:20 am
Forum: Upper Back and Neck Pain
Topic: C5-6 herniation
Replies: 2
Views: 2863

Dont worry too much!!!

Hello there

Dont worry too much............. often these bulges are just ignorable findings!!!

MRI's can often give tooo much information!!!! The exercixes here will fix it!!! Trust me im a doctor! :wink:

Let me know how you get on!

PeteD
by PeteD
Sun Aug 21, 2005 3:19 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: fused 4 levels and I'm worse off now - any suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 2625

You poor thing ... :(

Hello there You poor thing.......... What led to the surgery did you have big extrusions from those 4 discs? Well lets look forward not backward. We need you to find a specialist who can determine why you are in so much pain. Remember often things that are the most painful are quiet trivial! If poss...