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Old 07-25-2006, 04:28 PM   #1
Frank M Needham
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About 5 yrs ago I screwed up my back in a bad accident. Full range of motion is still doable though sometimes I wonder if that will last as I age and my spine becomes more compressed. The injury is/has caused the vertabrae about 6 and 7 down to become pinched in the posterior of the spine which doesn't do much good for lifting. Oddly enough OHS does help relieve pressure/pinching in the area. When I've overdone it and worked too hard, nerve pain will radiate out along the arms and legs to the hands and feet. It is not unlike being stuck with a lot of pins is the best way I can put it. Has anyone ever had anything like this and what did you try to deal with it? I've done yoga and am now back at doing strenous stuff with CF to deal. No way would I ever let anyone cut on me. Going to a Chiro is something I've considered but the thought of one of them flipping me round and crackin' my bones/joints gives me serious doubts.
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Old 07-25-2006, 06:08 PM   #2
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A good Physical therapist may be able to help.
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:34 AM   #3
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Yeah a good PT will be able to help you out giving you the specific exercises you need to maintain your proper posture to minimize that nerve impingement.
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Old 07-26-2006, 09:55 AM   #4
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Egoscue has some specific approaches that might help.

www.egoscue.com
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:54 AM   #5
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I have got to get some egoscue training, I have talked to so many people who recommended it, and I like what I have read about them.
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Old 07-26-2006, 01:53 PM   #6
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frank, you would benefit from doing an Egoscue stretch called supine groin. you'll get substantial pain relief within days, I'm sure. email me and I'll tell you how to do it.
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Old 07-26-2006, 04:16 PM   #7
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Thanks so much everyone...I'll check out that site later and look into a PT also.

Andrew I am just emailing you now and thanks!
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Old 07-27-2006, 05:12 AM   #8
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That egoscue therapy is wild. I got immediate relief from the pain by simply laying on my backside for 30'?!

Getting help like this has not been a common experience for me I'll tell you. The first Doc I saw post accident immediately said "Well I can operate on you"! For him a normal response I guess but for me, scary and not a response that evoked much trust in me to say the least. My thought was to immediately get out of his office.

Thanks for the concern everyone and thank you Andrew for taking the time to put together that email.
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