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March 2012

Good Bye Sciatica?

Stretching

I’m cautiously optimistic that my sciatica is a thing of the past. It’s been about 7 weeks of deep tissue massage, chiropractic adjustments, electronic stimulation (the first few weeks) and area specific exercises. In those 7 weeks we turned the condition around. I don’t have a hint of pain, numbness or leg tingling. I’m able… Read More

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African Black Soap

The other day while watching the Dr. Oz TV show, he introduced a product called Black African Soap. This soap is supposed to help soften dry skin and diminish acne. Dry Skin and Acne? One soap that tackles both dry skin and acne? I always thought dry skin and acne were mutually exclusive. Growing up… Read More

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Biking with Sciatica

What a dink I am. In my last sciatica progress report I mentioned how my chiropractor gave me “permission” to ride the bike for 12 to 15 minutes at a leisurely pace. In my smug attitude, I said, “Forget it. What’s 12 to 15 minutes?” You see, I wanted to go back to my 45… Read More

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Power Walk

During my menopause journey I was most concerned with how to stop the dreaded hot flashes. I had my first hot flash in my early 40’s and did a lot of research on how to stop them. They’re awful. Within a couple of months I had the hot flashes licked and promptly forgot about menopause… Read More

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Quieting Loud Sandy Knees

Bending Knees

Wow, talk about getting side tracked. Over a year ago I wrote a post entitled Is it Sand in the Knees or Chondromalacia? When I wrote the post, it was my intention to discuss possible causes and solutions for the condition. I got a little sidetracked. Sandy Knee Reminder It wasn’t until I had to… Read More

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Continuing Sciatica Saga

My chiropractic visits are now down to twice a week. He has given me permission to get back on the bike for, get this, 12 to 15 minutes at a time. What?! 12-15 minutes! And, to make things worse, he says, “Don’t go all out. Take it at a nice easy pace.” He should have… Read More

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Walking Ain’t so Bad

Because I’m undergoing treatment for sciatic pain, my chiropractor took me off of all exercise except for a few muscle retraining moves and walking. He is a huge advocate for walking. According to him an hour 3 to 4 times a week is all I need. The reason why he is such a huge fan… Read More

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Sciatic Nerve

I’ve been suffering on and off with sciatica for several months (since September 2011). When it first hit, I didn’t know what it was. I knew that I was experiencing pain shooting down my leg and in my hip, but it wasn’t until it got to the point where the act of sitting or standing… Read More

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