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by krd
Tue May 29, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Sciatica
Replies: 1
Views: 2396

Epidurals?????

Hey Cookie Welcome to the forum. I too had sciatica, 2 years in a row. I had 2 epidurals and aggressive PT last year. I have been completely pain free now since last November, and I am now fully active, even playing golf 3 to 4 times a week. Did the epidurals relieve your pain? Did you have any PT a...
by krd
Thu May 17, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: New member lots of pain
Replies: 5
Views: 3389

2nd epidural....

Hi Rodney Look for my previous posts. I had 2 epidurals last year, 3 weeks apart. The first one was amazing, however, the 2nd one put me over the top. That allowed me to agressively pursue my PT and I am now completely out of pain and back doing everything I used to do prior to my sciatica. I now am...
by krd
Wed May 02, 2007 6:59 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: RYB vs. Physiatrist Recommends
Replies: 8
Views: 3717

RYB exercises

Hey Bryan I don't know what your Dr. means by that statement. However, I too had a very large herniated disk at L5. I was bed ridden for approximately 8 weeks last summer. Finally had 2 epidurals, 3 weeks apart and then started agressive PT for 8 weeks at 3 times a week. It has now been almost 8 mon...
by krd
Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Herniated Disk
Replies: 13
Views: 5163

Try to hold off

Hey Jblunt I too have a large herniation at L5. Sciatica pain was unbearable, 10 on a scale of 10. For 8 weeks this past summer, I could not walk more than 50 feet. I opted for epidural injections, 2 in 3 weeks, and agressive PT with a certified McKenzie Back PT. I have been pain free since December...
by krd
Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: New and Giving it a Try.
Replies: 6
Views: 3749

Bending forward

Hey Kevin All I know is that when the pain is intense, you should not bend forward or pull your knees to your chest until the pain subsides. My PT would only allow me to bend backwards. My bending forward exercises didn't start until week 6 and then he would have me put 1 leg on a chair and reach do...
by krd
Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: New and Giving it a Try.
Replies: 6
Views: 3749

Epidural

Hey Docjon777 Been there done that. Listen, you have to go to physical therapy. I too had 2 epidurals in September of last year, 3 weeks apart. I agree with you that the 3rd is not necessary at this time. If you have had significant pain relief from the first 2 hold off on the 3rd one. I sought agre...
by krd
Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: Upper Back and Neck Pain
Topic: epidural steriod injections
Replies: 2
Views: 6558

Epidural

Hi Patty Welcome to the forum. I had 2 epidurals in September of last year, 3 weeks apart. I have a large herniated disk at L5, lower lumbar. I couldn't get out of bed for 7 weeks. The pain was unbearable. Yes they did work for me in a big way. I am now fully active and pain free. I did agressive PT...
by krd
Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: update: MRI, neurosurgeon, surgery
Replies: 19
Views: 32931

Epidural

Hi Kevin I was told to wait 10 days after the injections before doing any exercises. By the way, I just was out to dinner with my PT and his wife to thank him for all that he did for me, and he told me that the first day that I walked into his office, he did not think that he would be able to help m...
by krd
Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: i can't sit
Replies: 3
Views: 2199

Can't Sit......

Hello sj_altman I too had a problem sitting. It is unfortunately a product of your condition. However, it can change, if you become proactive. I was having difficulty since May of this year sitting, standing, or lying down. It lasted for 5 months before I finally decided to get epidural injections. ...
by krd
Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: New and Giving it a Try.
Replies: 6
Views: 3749

Been there too.....

Hey docjon777 I too had struggled with sciatica. Had it in 2005 for the first time, and it lasted for about 3 months. Thought I had beat it and then it came back again in May of 2006, with a huge flare up in July. I couldn't get out of bed for about 7 weeks. My MRI showed a large herniation at L5 wh...
by krd
Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: update: MRI, neurosurgeon, surgery
Replies: 19
Views: 32931

Ditto that....

Hey Cygnet I too am glad that you held off on the surgery. We all know that the pain and discomfort will make us do anything. I opted for the epidurals just to appease my family. I was going to try to "tough" it out, but I couldn't even get out of bed for 7 weeks. The epidurals were amazing for me a...
by krd
Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: new member with sciatica issue
Replies: 7
Views: 5874

Epidural

Hey Sophie I am a huge fan of the epidurals. I had 2 done this past September, 3 weeks apart. Prior to having them, I was bed ridden for approximately 7 weeks. The epidurals gave me major pain relief and allowed for me to agressively seek PT. Don't get me wrong, the pain was still there, just not as...
by krd
Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:56 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: update: MRI, neurosurgeon, surgery
Replies: 19
Views: 32931

Good luck....

Hey Cygnet

I am sorry to hear about your upcoming surgery. Good luck and hang in there. We will all be pulling for you and thinking of you. RYB does work, albeit slowly, however, it does beat the alternative.

I am sure that you will be in good hands with your surgeon.

Ken
by krd
Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:00 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: LTBP system vs. Dean
Replies: 18
Views: 8433

LTBP...

Hey Dean I bought the LTBP program last time around to see what it was about. I was desperate. I can tell you that it was a major waste of time, and I returned it for a refund. They believe that it all involves muscle imbalances. They have you assess your muscle imbalances through photos and send th...
by krd
Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: update after x-rays
Replies: 8
Views: 3917

Good luck....

Hey Cygnet Just so you know, it took about 4 days till I noticed any results from the medrol pak, and that change was only minor. I noticed it most of all in my calf area, the cramping was not constant. If you opt for the epidural injections, make sure they do it under "guided fluoroscopy". They act...