Search found 133 matches

by krd
Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Breakthrough
Replies: 9
Views: 4485

Doing more...

Hey Randolf I can again speak from experience. When I went to my PT after the epidurals, he worked me hard. The first few weeks were very tough and the pain was worse when I left him than when I would come in. However, after about 3 weeks of intense PT, I noticed that the pain was less and that I co...
by krd
Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:53 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Breakthrough
Replies: 9
Views: 4485

Cobra....

Hey Tomcat I agree completely. The cobra is the best stretch for all sciatica sufferers. My PT had me doing them every 2 hours throughout the day. I do them 2 to 5 times a day now. Apparently, the cobra forces the herniated disk back in and away from the nerve root. We with herniated disks should no...
by krd
Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: understanding the different types of injections
Replies: 2
Views: 11432

Know what you mean...

Hey Cygnet I can only speak of my experience with an epidural injection. My injections was done under what is called "guided fluroscopy". They actually use an xray type monitor and place a large needle into the specific area where the nerve is being irritated. My first one gave me instant relief; ho...
by krd
Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Almost 3 month update.....
Replies: 5
Views: 2879

Golf...

Hey Randolf Actually, my PT had me throwing a 5 pound medicine ball against a trampoline sitting at a 45 degree angle and catching it as it came back to me while using a rotational (semi-golf) action. I now do a similar exercise on the Total Gym. I sit on the glide board, and rotate my shoulders aro...
by krd
Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Almost 3 month update.....
Replies: 5
Views: 2879

Core exercises...

Hey Randolf Good to hear from you again. I do the plank exercises 3 times a day for 30 seconds each time. I do the standard plank and then I do side planks. I also do stretches, knee to chest, hamstring stretch, etc. I am also do lots of squats using an exercise ball against a wall, and I am now up ...
by krd
Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Almost 3 month update.....
Replies: 5
Views: 2879

Almost 3 month update.....

Hey All, Well it has been almost 3 months since my epidural injections. Again, had 1st on Sept 1 and the 2nd on Sept 21. Prior to these injections, I was virtually bed ridden for 6 weeks. Could walk about 100 feet but the pain was intense. Now the good news. I rehabbed for 3 days a week for 8 weeks ...
by krd
Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: herniated disc between L4 and L5
Replies: 4
Views: 2632

Extensions only....

Hey SJ I too have a herniated disk L4-L5. My PT would only allow me to do extensions for the first 4 weeks. Then he mildly would allow me to do some flexion exercises. One leg chair bends in the beginning. I am now doing knee to chest, hamstring, etc. Listen to your Dr., but more importantaly, liste...
by krd
Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Aerobic exercise alternatives to running
Replies: 5
Views: 2881

Exercise

Hey Randolf I know that you and I have talked, but I wanted to put this on the forum. You know about the pain that I was in this year. I couldn't even walk, let alone run or do any thing aerobic. It wasn't until I got the epidural injections that my life turned around. Since my final epidural, I hav...
by krd
Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:25 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: LTBP system vs. Dean
Replies: 18
Views: 8242

Been there done that...

Hey Russack I also tried the LTBP system. Honestly, it did more damage than good. Be careful. They talk about muscle inbalances, but they don't tell you specifically how to do the stretches. Not only that, but they to have a back forum. When I went on the forum to tell them and other back suffers th...
by krd
Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:55 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: 2nd Epidural
Replies: 7
Views: 3609

PT works....

Hi Friseandcat PT is a great thing, if you find the right PT. Make sure that you ask if they are "certified McKenzie back PT's". If not, keep searching. I am back to a normal life again, except for golf. I am giving my nerve a full year to heal before I attempt that. During this time off from golf, ...
by krd
Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:47 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: chronic low back pain. Please help!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3377

Welcome....

Hello Ramkumar Well at least you know what is going on in your back mechanically since you had an MRI. Speaking from experience, I can tell you to download Dean's book. It is well worth it. I would not go to the Chiro, unless you are sure that it is working for you. Start with very mild stretches fo...
by krd
Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: does this stuff work?
Replies: 9
Views: 3521

OK...

Hey Sara Well you are definitely an actice person. The good news is that this too shall pass. Hang in there. A nerve injury (sciatica) can take up to one year to heal, sometimes even more. I am an avid golfer and I hurt my back in May of this year. I am taking off for one full year before I even att...
by krd
Tue Oct 31, 2006 8:02 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: does this stuff work?
Replies: 9
Views: 3521

We think it works....

Hello sjaltman First off, what is going on with your back. I have a herniated disk at L5 and sciatic pain down my left leg. I am doing the exercises now after having had epidural injections. Yes they do work. However, with that said, you have to listen to your body. If the pain is intensified when d...
by krd
Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: NEW TO THE BOARD
Replies: 2
Views: 1993

Sorry to hear of your pain...

Hey Sherry We can all kind of relate to how you are feeling. I have a rather large herniation at L5. Sciatica pain into my foot and couldn't get out of bed for 6 weeks without severe pain. I went to a spine surgeon and he recommended epidural injections. I had 2 injection in the month of September. ...
by krd
Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:37 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: back pain and steroids
Replies: 12
Views: 29064

Epidural

Hey Dean Sorry that I haven't been posting as much as usual. Yea, I too was skeptical about the epidurals. However, after speaking with my friend the anestigiologist, he tried me first on the steroid pack to see if there was any change in my leg pain. When that happened, he told me that I was a good...