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by Slouching John
Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: about NHS and private MRIs and surgery
Replies: 0
Views: 4922

about NHS and private MRIs and surgery

Dean's method resembles the NHS approach moreso than the surgery. I had a deep sciatic pain for about 7 months before it more or less got better. I improved a lot with the exercises--so much so that I could get around a little better, as long as I did not sit down very much. I finially made a better...
by Slouching John
Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Large Herniated disc, DDD, injection
Replies: 6
Views: 5457

Hey WendyT

I had the 2nd injection a couple weeks ago, and I've had good progress. I think the 2nd works so much better because the inflamation is down from the 1st, and it really gets to working. The doc suggested they'd likely reccommend a 3rd, and I'll oblige if it happens in December. I can exercise a lot ...
by Slouching John
Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Large Herniated disc, DDD, injection
Replies: 6
Views: 5457

Week 3 or 4 since injection

I've improved, being able to sit for 30 minutes instead of just 10 minutes or so. I've been able to do the cobra stretch more deeply, but the pain has changed. Before the injection, I felt pain, after, I'll feel it in the morning but after warming everything it is muted and more tingling in the foot...
by Slouching John
Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: DRX 9000 is a fraud
Replies: 1
Views: 3709

Post subject: DRX 9000 is a fraud

Are you able to do the exercises consistently? Could you with the machine treatment?
by Slouching John
Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Large Herniated disc, DDD, injection
Replies: 6
Views: 5457

exercise schedule

My PT is the Dean method right now: 7:10am After walk down the street (daughter bus stop, 2 min. walk, stand around, 2 min. walk), cobra progressions, two other of the pain reduction exercises, followed by hang on inversion table (12 minutes total) 1:00 In my classroom at school (locked, fortunately...
by Slouching John
Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Large Herniated disc, DDD, injection
Replies: 6
Views: 5457

a little better

Doing a little better overall. I can do RYB exercises much better, and was able to start yesterday (I honored the wait 3 days to exercise). I picked up a cough from my daughter--definitely a virus--and it seems to be the only thing messing me up--it sends a SHARP pain down my leg. I wish I had waite...
by Slouching John
Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Success without operation
Replies: 1
Views: 3363

:D

So glad to hear! Inspiring!
by Slouching John
Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Scared to death
Replies: 10
Views: 11432

Unpilot--how are you doing?

If you're still around or get email notification, please update. Is the shot still effective? Is the exercise feeling good? I hope you are doing well.
by Slouching John
Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Large Herniated disc, DDD, injection
Replies: 6
Views: 5457

Can't wait to exercise

The doctor said I should wait 3 days to start RYB again. I feel some relief in the morning--different from before. I am hopeful that the temporary pain relief will help the overall effort. The follow-up specialist is 1 mos. away, and I might get on the phone to harass them about a PT referral before...
by Slouching John
Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: "Invesion Tables" comments/questions
Replies: 2
Views: 3603

modified inversion table

I might have to try the lowe's tool belt thing. My ankles really get a workout, and I'm a little afraid to stay on long, fearing my feet will slip. I don't know the brand, but it was just a hundred bucks on ebay, probably bottom of the line.
by Slouching John
Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Large Herniated disc, DDD, injection
Replies: 6
Views: 5457

Large Herniated disc, DDD, injection

I am getting an injection today, and wondered how I should go about the exercises: I think I should start slow for about three days (the beginning stretching ones) and then just go nuts with the advanced ones as carefully as possible. Obviously, I hope to have no pain, but I will still try to be car...