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by Rupert
Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:07 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: 1 yr sciatica anniversary/ progress report
Replies: 11
Views: 4698

Re: Epidural

Hey Rupert Glad to hear that you are getting the epidural. I hope that you get the same or better relief than I got out of my first one. I will undergo number 2 this Thursday. Let me know how you make out with it. When are you getting it done, and where???? Good luck. Ken Ken, it is not scheduled y...
by Rupert
Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: 1 yr sciatica anniversary/ progress report
Replies: 11
Views: 4698

Randolph, I am counting on the RYB approach too. I made significant progress over the last 3 and a half months. My PT and I overdid the back bend thing and am now with a slightly weaker abdomen than the back muscles. I am working to correct those by doing the pelvic tilt. But I would be able to fix ...
by Rupert
Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: What does this mean?
Replies: 17
Views: 7740

Re: Good luck....

Hey Rupert I will be praying for you and thinking of you. When is your appointment? I will be happy to give you my cell phone number if you want to contact me via email. kdepew55@comcast.net The epidural for me has been awesome. I am scheduled for my 2nd next thursday. I start PT tomorrow at 4:30. ...
by Rupert
Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:48 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: What does this mean?
Replies: 17
Views: 7740

Nerve conduction tests

I have been refferred to Neurologist for more testing. I would have a EMG test over there. I refused ot have the Myelogram which is an invasive procedure and can cause permanent nerve damage. Keep you posted. In God we trust, hopefully things will e diagnosed correctly. Ken, If my doctor recommends ...
by Rupert
Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:39 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: What does this mean?
Replies: 17
Views: 7740

And hey, Rupert - The red flag pains in the groin area, I think you are referring to, is cauda equina syndrome ... serious business. I'll tell you what I know from reading, but I'd want to talk with an MD if I thought there was any possibility I was experiencing those syndrome symptoms. Besides pai...
by Rupert
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: MRI results
Replies: 5
Views: 3048

Re: MRI results

Now the good news. For sixteen years I was doing stretching as part of my work out and doing it daily. I asked the doc about the other two herniated discs I had sixteen years ago that he found when he opened me up and he said they are no longer herniated at all. So I think Dean is really onto someth...
by Rupert
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: What does this mean?
Replies: 17
Views: 7740

Re: Know what you mean...

Hey Rupert Just a thought. Why not ask your doc to prescribe for you a steroid pack. It is a six day pack of steroids to help solve some of the imflammation. The reason that I am saying this is that if you get even mild results from this, you are a good candidate for an epidural injection. I had mi...
by Rupert
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: What does this mean?
Replies: 17
Views: 7740

Inversion table and driving

Randolph, I am hanging by the ankles. It helped a lot initially in terms of pain releif. I hang for about 10-20 minutes a day. I am better on the days i use the table then the days i do not use it. I have made paddings on the left side of my seat to make it level with the right side. I drive minimal...
by Rupert
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: What does this mean?
Replies: 17
Views: 7740

Progress and Regress

Randolph, the burning in my feet is not there most of the time now. Only when i do the exercises twice a day or try a new exercise that i can not yet do. But there is another worry that I have developed, The nerve symptoms are not there most of the time but when i overdo things the sensations are fe...
by Rupert
Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Am I healing?
Replies: 4
Views: 2949

Re: Am I healing?

This is Kevin. I have been doing the exercises (basics and some advanced for the piriformis and hamstrings) for about a week and a half. My pain originally started in my back and then went to both legs and feet, the needles and tingling type. Now my back feels almost perfect but the leg pain is sti...
by Rupert
Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: anulus fibrosus-does it grow back
Replies: 5
Views: 3258

http://www.beyondtomorrow.com.au/stories/ep42/meltingbacks.h

Kevin wrote:Rupert, I saw that link also and there is a button to hit for english...........Kevin

Please check this->

http://www.beyondtomorrow.com.au/storie ... backs.html
by Rupert
Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Melting backs: Disc cells cartilage Regrowth
Replies: 1
Views: 2219

Melting backs: Disc cells cartilage Regrowth

Folks, this seems to give a bit of hope, my friend saw this on australian health channel. I beleive Dean does not allow to post surgeon link here. But I want opinion of folks on this. Any folks with Russian contacts, this has originated inMoscow, Russia. i investigated more and learnt that there wou...
by Rupert
Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:15 am
Forum: General Health Topics
Topic: Kneeling Chairs? Are those right?
Replies: 8
Views: 23505

Kneeling Chairs

Guys,
final word on kneeling chairs from my side. Not worht it. It is more of an exercise equipment than a chair and in addition is bad on knees.
I would sit on these at all.
Thanks,
Rupinder
by Rupert
Mon Aug 21, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Sciatica?
Replies: 13
Views: 4254

Re: Dr McGill

Kevin, I agree with Randoplhon approach to exercising. Watching your body and how it reacts to exercises, cut out the inciting factor and keep the helping exercises. I have similar symptoms like yours that i have the sciatica in both legs. My MRI revealed a broad based herniation of the l5-s1 disc. ...
by Rupert
Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:27 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: anulus fibrosus-does it grow back
Replies: 5
Views: 3258

Scar tissue takes place

Randolph, in the mean time i asked numerous medical resources. THeir reply was that a scar tissue grows in place. Which is nowhere near as strong as the annulus-fibrosus linings. But one of the resources mentioned that there is a Russian surgeon's patent pending on a technology in which he burns the...