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by Steven
Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Disc Bulge
Replies: 6
Views: 4072

Here's the link to the thread (and exercise) Bill is referring to:

http://www.rebuildyourback.com/forum/vi ... .php?t=525

(Guests and new members can't post links, but we old timers can. Dean tells me it's an anti-spam thing.)

Steven
by Steven
Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Back spasms in the early hours
Replies: 3
Views: 2500

Hi again Nikki, Some people do find it painful to lie on their stomach at first. So you shouldn't be alarmed. What we usually advise is that if an exercise makes things worse, stop doing it for now and just do the exercises that you can. You can try adding the exercise in later after you've had a ch...
by Steven
Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: making progress
Replies: 2
Views: 2282

Hi redshoes, There have been several discussions here about the decompression machines. A couple of people found them helpful, but the majority were disappointed. Use the forum search function and look for decompression, DRX-9000, IDD, or VAX-D as a few examples of words to search for. I think the m...
by Steven
Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Back spasms in the early hours
Replies: 3
Views: 2500

Hi Nikki,

Welcome to the group. Thanks for telling us your story. Keep us posted on your progress.

Steven
by Steven
Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: DRX-9000 Spinal Decompression Unit
Replies: 28
Views: 152560

Hi Rita, Dean has a very eye-opening blog post about the DRX-9000 that confirmed what I have suspected all along. If you didn't see it here's a link to it: http://www.rebuildyourback.com/vax-d/drx-9000-under-investigation.php Long story short, the chiropractors who are advertising these treatments a...
by Steven
Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Upper leg & lower back pain
Replies: 4
Views: 2678

Hi Lance, It would be hard to say why one sport hurts your back when another one doesn't. I'm puzzled too that softball doesn't bother you if bowling does. Would seem that batting would put more strain on the back doesn't it? I would suggest that you take some time off from the sports activities and...
by Steven
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Exercising correctly ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1951

Hi Karen, Sounds like you're making progress if the pain is shifting to your lower back. That's what normally happens with the McKenzie exercises. Eventually the pain in your back will start to go away as well. Sciatica takes a long time to "heal" or completely go away. I would say you're doing pret...
by Steven
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: update: MRI, neurosurgeon, surgery
Replies: 19
Views: 39350

Hi cygnet, I am glad you decided to postpone the surgery. I'm sorry that your step mom wasn't more supportive of your decision. In time, she will realize that you made the right choice and will be happy that you didn't go under the knife. The most important thing is that your surgeon was agreeable t...
by Steven
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: quick update
Replies: 8
Views: 3715

Hi Seann,

Thanks for the updates. Keep us posted on your progress.

Steven
by Steven
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Bikram yoga
Replies: 1
Views: 1941

Hi Chris, The only thing I know about Bikram is from having seen it on 60 Minutes. I'm sure it is a good exercise (Yoga) program and will strengthen your neck and body. But it might be too aggressive for dealing with an injury. I would be inclined to try resting the injury for a few days and then sl...
by Steven
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Upper Back and Neck Pain
Topic: Upper Back and Neck Pain ( Surgery or alternative medicine)
Replies: 3
Views: 4712

Hi rajaussie, I would really recommend that you read Dean's articles on herniated discs. Surgery is the common recommendation that a surgeon is going to make, but the evidence is equally in favor of physical rehabilitation. We now know that discs do heal and shrink back to their normal shape over ti...
by Steven
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Upper Back and Neck Pain
Topic: Pain in neck to fingertips
Replies: 3
Views: 4971

Hi SamIam, What you're describing sounds like Radiculopathy. It is the upper body version of sciatica. In a nutshell, it is when a nerve in your neck becomes pinched causing strange pain, numbness and/or weakness in other parts of your body ... typically the arm and shoulder. I'm not a doctor, but t...
by Steven
Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Elliptical Trainer
Replies: 3
Views: 2621

Hi Chris, An elliptical trainer is is a type of running machine much like an exercise bike or treadmill. Don: Thanks for sharing the tip. What brand / model of elliptical trainer do you have? Are you happy with it? Is there one you would recommend over the others? Not looking for an advertisement, b...
by Steven
Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Memory Foam
Replies: 2
Views: 2272

Hi Leigh,

There have been a couple of discussions on matresses here in the past. Try searcing for the word "mattress" or "memory-foam" and you'll probably find them.

Steven
by Steven
Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: NEW MEMBER
Replies: 9
Views: 4714

Hi jorge, Welcome to the group. I'm glad you've started on the RYB program. Let us know how it works out for you. I don't know about the anti-bot questions. That's something new that Dean has just added to prevent spam. I think if you register you don't have to answer them any more. A "logo" is the ...