Where is everybody?????

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Where is everybody?????

Postby krd » Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:11 am

Hey People....

I guess that we are all doing better. It is good not to see too many new posts I guess. I hope that everyone is doing well.

Update on me.... I am finally able to walk for longer distances, even shopping with my wife and out to dinner. The pain is virtually non-existent, however, my hip is still tight and stiff. I am doing exercises to stretch these muscles now and I am hoping that this will subside soon. I know that exercising is the best option for me.

Quick story, I just saw a golfing buddy that is a member at my course. He had surgery for his sciatica 1.5 years ago. He told me that the pain is back and that he could hardly walk a few weeks ago. The surgeon told him he would require another surgery. This enforces in me the fact that rebuilding is the best alternative. Good luck with your rebuilding.

Ken
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Re: Where is everybody?????

Postby SeafordMdf » Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:11 am

krd wrote: He had surgery for his sciatica 1.5 years ago. He told me that the pain is back and that he could hardly walk a few weeks ago. The surgeon told him he would require another surgery. This enforces in me the fact that rebuilding is the best alternative.


Hi Ken ,

Good to see you are on the improve :D

Your Friend is unfortunate proof :( that Surgery is probably the last resort in most cases of back pain :shock:

But the Drs are keen to put you under the knife for some reason , Maybe it's money ? :evil:

As for " Where is everybody ? " I've been thinking the same thing myself :?

Cheers ,

Mark
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Re: Where is everybody?????

Postby Rupert » Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:18 am

Hello BackBuilders,
yes I am getting better too but there are setbacks on the way as well. For a couple of days I stood up and did my job(Computer desk job.) but after two weeks it became impossible to stand as my neck became very sore from looking down on the keyboard.
When I was standing I had achieved almost 95% pain free routine and was able to stretch my right hamstring also which is a considerable improvement from 2 weeks ago. Though I can do the hamstring and even touch my toes without knees bent I have noticed that as I have started sitting the nerve symptoms have returned. Yesterday night I could not sleep at all.
I intend to releigiously get up every 15 minutes from my desk and walk around for a mniute. And am getting an Inversion table delivered that should help? Kneeling chairs I am not excited about those as it puts a lot of stress on knees and shin.

My goal is to heal the herniation completely and the data says that happens.

Thanks,
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Postby SeafordMdf » Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:28 am

Hi Rupert :D

Good to see you are making progress 8)

I'm personally not really sure about Inversion Tables :?:

My concern is If you are using these things and you are alone , If something goes wrong ( Like maybe you drop out of it ? ) You are in a spot of trouble !

If you are using them with someone else supervising or watching what you are doing , I'd say that is all cool 8)

It's just a thing that bothers me personally as I am alone here and I'd guess a few other members of the Forum are in the same situation ?

Best to play everything SAFE is my Theory ( Wish I had applied that Idea prior to destroying my back :roll: )
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Postby SeafordMdf » Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:54 am

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re. Where is everybody?

Postby Dean » Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:34 pm

Hi Ken, Rupert, Mark,

Glad to hear that you guys are getting better.

As far as the lack of new posts? I'm not quite sure why this happens from time to time. I've noticed over the past year that participation in the forum just seems to have it's highs and lows. Last winter, we also went through a dry spell for a while and then things picked back up.

I don't have a good explanation for why this happens because traffic to the site itself remains fairly constant year round.

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