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by krd
Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:53 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Totally Frustrated
Replies: 4
Views: 2784

Totally Frustrated

Man this sucks. I am still having problems walking... stiffness and discomfort. This is my 5th week and I am getting impatient. I was hoping that this would pass faster this time around, but the truth is it appears to be a long haul. Randolf, thanks for all of your posts. They have been helpful. I k...
by krd
Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Trying something new....
Replies: 5
Views: 3098

Oh well

Well, I am continuing with this muscle imbalance thing, and I am not as sure as I was the first day. There is no doubt how good the stretches feel when I am done. It just seems like the pain and tightness returns shortly after. I am still walking cockeyed. Can't even try to stand up straight. This s...
by krd
Sat Jun 17, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Trying something new....
Replies: 5
Views: 3098

Trying something new....

Hey back sufferers. Well, I am trying a new stretching technique. I got this from the internet, and I started it yesterday. Maybe I am just lucky, but I notice a significant change in the tightness and pain today. I will try this for a while and let you know how it works for me. I know that I have m...
by krd
Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:06 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Biking
Replies: 9
Views: 4204

Know how you feel

Hi Randolf I am in the same boat with you. Similar pains and results. I find that I am much more flexible this time around than last time. Able to bend pretty easily, squat, knee bends, and other quad stretches with no problem. My problem is walking for any extended period of time or standing. I can...
by krd
Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Biking
Replies: 9
Views: 4204

walking

Hey Anyone Especially you Randolf. How is walking impacting your daily life. I am beginning to walk better, but I still am a little "cockeyed". I am trying to walk through the pain to strengthen everything. Do you think this is a good idea???? Anyhow, I am hoping that this gets better soon, or I won...
by krd
Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Biking
Replies: 9
Views: 4204

Getting better

Hey Randolph I already emailed El about the dvd and she may order it. I haven't received it yet, but I can tell you that I am going to give yoga a serious try. I am tired of this struggle. I am walking so much better and I am riding my bike 2 to 3 times a day. I am lucky to have my own business and ...
by krd
Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Biking
Replies: 9
Views: 4204

Back tightness

Well here I am at the end of my 3rd week with this bout. Pain is significantly less, however, walking is still quite difficult. My muscles are all out of balance. When I first start walking it is not too bad, then my lower right back muscles and my left hip muscles start to tighten up. This creates ...
by krd
Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Please help me fix my back and fullfill my dreams!
Replies: 44
Views: 53248

Yoga

Hello el I have been battling sciatica going into my 3rd week. Lots of hip pain and back tightness. I too am interested in yoga to strength my back. I just orderd a yoga dvd on the internet called "yoga for a healthy back". I could give you the website if you give me your email address. I understand...
by krd
Wed May 31, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Biking
Replies: 9
Views: 4204

Pain in the Hip

Hey Randolph Like you, it appears that most of my pain is in my left hip area also. It makes it so hard to stand up and walk. Sitting and sleeping still no problem. I am hoping that this will pass soon. Been able to do most of the stretching with little to no pain, however, the cobra really hurts so...
by krd
Wed May 31, 2006 6:27 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Biking
Replies: 9
Views: 4204

Biking

Hey this is weird. For all of my fellow sciatica sufferers out there. I have found out that riding my bike is the best exercise for me and it does not give me any pain whatsoever. I don't push it and I ride slow, but I am getting some exercise because walking and standing are painful. Anyway, I figu...
by krd
Sun May 28, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: 6 month progress report: round 2 with sciatica-saurus begins
Replies: 22
Views: 10026

Time to relax

Hey Jeanette Sometimes it is hard for us to just relax and let the "healthy" backs do the work. However, it is important for us to try to remind ourselves how painful this sciatica can be and let the strong ones do the work. I am sure that this will pass. I live in the Philadelphia area and they jus...
by krd
Wed May 24, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: 6 month progress report: round 2 with sciatica-saurus begins
Replies: 22
Views: 10026

Thanks Buddy

Randolph You know Randolf. I have so many friends that have had back surgery for similar problems. All of them have gone back for 2nd surgeries already and most of them only lasted 4 to 5 years. Even after surgery, the pain was still there, albeit, not as severe. I would only opt for surgery if ther...
by krd
Wed May 24, 2006 6:56 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: 6 month progress report: round 2 with sciatica-saurus begins
Replies: 22
Views: 10026

Ouch

Dean I understand and that is why I waited to hear from you. Unfortunately, my sciatica is back in a big way. Thought it was going to be a small battle, but it looks like another long haul. Can't even do minor stretches yet. Thank God I have a hot tub. That thing helps me out in the morning. I will ...
by krd
Mon May 22, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: 6 month progress report: round 2 with sciatica-saurus begins
Replies: 22
Views: 10026

Inversion

Hey Randolph I use the Teeter Hang up inversion table. When the back bothers me like it is now I don't use it for a few days until the main muscles start to loosen up some and then I will be back on it. I could tell you the site that I got it from through an email if you want. I know that Dean doesn...
by krd
Sun May 21, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: 6 month progress report: round 2 with sciatica-saurus begins
Replies: 22
Views: 10026

Hey Randolph Sorry I haven't posted for a while. Glad to hear that you are doing better. I thought I was until yesterday when, like you, I was doing some yard work and felt a "strange" pull in my back. Feeling kind of down today. Sciatica is back, albeit not as bad as last time. I am taking it easy ...