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by Bill
Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Facet joint injection - MedX
Replies: 1
Views: 2140

Hi Ram,

krd had good results with the epidural shots. Check his posts for more info on that subject.

Keep us posted on your progress.

Bill
by Bill
Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: after surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 2022

Hi jmdhah, I had never heard of a lumectomy, so I did a search on the word and only found references for breast cancer. I think it is a misspelling of lumpectomy. Is it possible you meant a partial discectomy? If so, the answer to your question is that the disc should heal over and it might still be...
by Bill
Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: How does RYB compare to "Treat Your Own Back" by R
Replies: 1
Views: 2146

Hi Jennifer, I have read both books and can heartily recommend both of them. Having said that, I feel that the RYB book is better because it incorporates everything that McKensie (and Williams) teach in their physical therapy programs as well as Dean's own take on things. I think someone else said i...
by Bill
Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Spinal bone spurs
Replies: 1
Views: 2313

Hi Sandy, Bone spurs are very common. Read Dean's article, Abnormalities are Normal for more info. I'm not saying your doctor is wrong, but I noticed you didn't mention whether or not you've tried rebuilding your back. If you read through the posts here I think you'll find that many of us have tried...
by Bill
Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Hip Shrug increases sciatica pain. Good or bad?
Replies: 1
Views: 2127

Hi th,

Welcome to the group.

Yes, if an exercise is causing your pain to increase, then it is usually best to back off on that one and try it again later. Hope that answers your question.

Keep us posted on how it goes,
Bill
by Bill
Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: General Health Topics
Topic: Problems downloading one of the books
Replies: 3
Views: 3124

Hi canne,

Welcome to the group.

If you haven't already found it, Dean's email address is at the bottom of the regular website pages.

Bill
by Bill
Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: 6 month progress report: round 2 with sciatica-saurus begins
Replies: 22
Views: 7997

re. 2nd round

Hi randolph, I was very bummed when I read your earlier post about a relapse and possible surgery. I was in the process of trying to write something that would be encouraging and helpful and was just about to post it when I read this new post and so in the words of Gilda Radner, "Never mind." Instea...
by Bill
Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Though I might share this Gem
Replies: 4
Views: 2824

Studies have shown that research causes cancer... :)

Bill
by Bill
Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Interesting Article in Australian Magazine
Replies: 5
Views: 2623

Hi SeafordMdf, Welcome to the group. I've been reading some of your posts and I appologize for not replying sooner. It's been a busy week. Yes, that is a good article. A definate read especially for someone who has had back pain for years and nothing seems to help. Thanks for sharing it with the gro...
by Bill
Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Indulge me - but I am happier
Replies: 3
Views: 2628

Hi Desoto,

Welcome to the group.

Hope you keep improving and that you'll continue to join us here in the forum. Let us know how that golf game is going. I never took to the game, but I think krd (aka Ken) is a golfer and I'm sure there are others in the group who enjoy the game as well.

Later,
Bill
by Bill
Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: longstanding foot/leg problem
Replies: 7
Views: 3816

Hi, No, you're not doomed. Definitely do the exercises. Don't worry about the symptoms, just concentrate on the solution. Read the other post in this forum especially all the posts by randolph and Jeanette. Only stop specific exercises if the symptoms progressively grow worse following those specifi...
by Bill
Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: My story
Replies: 1
Views: 1788

Hi Eric,

Welcome to the group and thanks for sharing your story with us. I have also wondered what an MRI would show now that I've recovered from my back problems. But, like you say, it's too expensive and I figure as long as I'm not in pain, I'm not going to worry about it. :)

Bill
by Bill
Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: General Health Topics
Topic: New-and a question
Replies: 6
Views: 3730

Hi Broonessa, Welcome to the group. I wouldn't go so far as to say that the things you mentioned would be a waste of time or money. The massage therapy could be helpful in temporarily relieving pain and good nutrition is necessary for healing and growth. But my personal opinion is that none of the a...
by Bill
Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: 3 month progress report: GOOD!
Replies: 12
Views: 10470

Hey Randolph,

Boy, what exciting news! I'm so glad you're finally able to get back to work. I knew you said you were making progress, but I didn't expect it to happen so soon.

By the way, don't tell my wife that yard work is good for your back. :lol:

Be careful out there,
Bill
by Bill
Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: PAIN MOSTLY IN MY BUTTOCKS AND LEGS, SOME IN BACK
Replies: 3
Views: 2444

Hi 8251, Welcome to the group. Hold off on the injections. I'm confident the book will tell you everything you need to correct all of your back problems. From a cup half full perspective, be glad you have a bulging disk at L5-S1. A lot of people don't even have a disk left at L5-S1 and they've been ...