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by randolph
Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: New member lots of pain
Replies: 5
Views: 3364

Hi Rodney Glad to read you are getting good preliminary results with RYB and whatever Vanderbilt is recommending you do. (Would be interesting to read what they are having you do for sciatica) It's a real challenge out on the road to make time for doing the exercises and stretches ... especially if ...
by randolph
Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Sciatica and Accupuncture
Replies: 6
Views: 3589

Hi Cookie Dr Dean Edell claims scientific research shows acupuncture's benefits are purely psychosomatic ... that is ... it works if you believe it will. And like Astro8 posted, Edell adds, who cares if it's placebo, if it helps you, that's great. So if you have the money to pay for such feel-goods ...
by randolph
Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Poll for Timeframe of healing the nerve
Replies: 3
Views: 2896

Kevin My experience similiar to Cygnet's ... but my initial injury happened 9/05 and relapse 4/06. Took 4 months after initial injury, and 2 months after relapse to hobble along well enough to return to work with maybe half function, and constant 3/4 pain. Now (14 months after relapse) only very min...
by randolph
Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:17 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Source of back pain?
Replies: 1
Views: 2099

I don't have anything specific for you, Matt, but the general suggestions that follow might give you some areas to explore. If any of us could tell you what was causing your back pain ... we'd be millionaires. Medical scientists, and entrepeneurs of every sort, are offering a wide variety of "causes...
by randolph
Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:21 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Herniated Disk
Replies: 13
Views: 5119

Hi Jblunt I found some of the exercises that Dr Stuart McGill recommends in his book on lower back disorders to be of benefit to me. Several were helpful during the acute stage of my sciatica; I continue to do several others as part of my daily exercise routine, to build up strength and conditioning...
by randolph
Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:47 am
Forum: General Health Topics
Topic: daily supplements
Replies: 9
Views: 9172

Yes, Will, too much of mostly-not-so-good things. One of my counter-productive self-treatments in response to my disc herniation 9/05 was to dramatically increase supplementation. Superficially my idea was plausible: many tissues were injured; the supplements would provide the building blocks for th...
by randolph
Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:21 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Ryb-advanced exercises
Replies: 2
Views: 2542

Hi Redshoes Glad to read of your progress!! I also don't have the time to do all the different exercises. I settle for doing at least one exercise/stretch for each body part I'm most interested in conditioning. I experiment with different exercises to find which one is the most effective, most enjoy...
by randolph
Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Herniated Disk
Replies: 13
Views: 5119

Hi Jblunt Just in case, you didn't pick it up in the conversation between Dean, Ken and Jules after your post, I'd encourage you to read Dean's books, the articles in the website, and forum posts that deal specifically with problems similar to yours. There's a lot of helpful info here, and it takes ...
by randolph
Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:21 am
Forum: General Health Topics
Topic: daily supplements
Replies: 9
Views: 9172

Dr Will I used to take way too many supplements; fewer digestive disorders (and fatter wallet) when I stopped taking any for a couple months last year. I have since added a daily multiple; vitamin C (like the taste mostly); vitamin B-12 (I'm vegetarian); green tea supplement (mostly for the caffeine...
by randolph
Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:01 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: lower back pain
Replies: 3
Views: 2533

Yes, Bruce, it sounds like you're on death row ... and it feels like it too ... but you aren't. I've been there, felt those hopeless, desperate feelings, thought I was doomed ... but the feelings are not accurate prophets of your future. Most folks respond favorably to the physcial therapy outlined ...
by randolph
Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: question re TMS
Replies: 4
Views: 2848

Hi Karen I think Dean's/Seann's comments are right on. I will expand on a few of their comments by making specific connections with how Dr. Sarno's work was helpful to me, specifically. Basically, I believe some of my sciatica pain is TMS related, and I continue to do, daily, many stretches and exer...
by randolph
Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: sciatica bites!
Replies: 3
Views: 2828

Hi Sciaticus Yes, your theory is correct: too much sitting, without taking breaks to exercise/stretch, can be very hard on the back, leading, in my case, to sciatica ... maybe, in your case, to the problems you're having. In his books, Dean calls the problem, too much "C" posture. I drive a big truc...
by randolph
Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: anybody else move to a hard bed?
Replies: 3
Views: 2608

During the first horrible months of my sciatica, I slept, uncomfortably at best, only on my back, on the thinly-carpetted floor. Almost two years later, I can now sleep (very well, thank you) on stomach, back, or sides, on a very firm mattress. Soft definitely doesn't work for me. Regarding the slee...
by randolph
Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: progress!!
Replies: 11
Views: 13090

Hi Leigh Can you please describe how you arrange a doorway and a broomstick or rope to duplicate the traction effect of the DRX9000? I'm having a hard time picturing it. Is the idea to position the rope or stick to be able to hang by the hands, without the feet touching the floor; so the weight of t...
by randolph
Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: General Health Topics
Topic: Surgeons and Chiropractors
Replies: 20
Views: 16914

Thanks for the respectful debate/discussion, DrWill and Dean. Thanks for being gentlemen, you two. I would only add, that I think DrWill's analogy between the physiological damage behind some back problems, and a cavity in a tooth is not accurate. The body, apparently, does not repair cavities in te...