Ailments

Far Infrared Lamps

Far Infrared Technology

I can’t believe it took me so long to figure this out. Far infrared lamps rock! Through visits to my acupuncturist, I was introduced to the far infrared lamp. I didn’t know that’s what it was. I thought it was a plain old run of the mill heating lamp.  Boy was I wrong. All I [...]

My Own Worst Enemy

Exercise for Pain Relief

I’ve made a full recovery from my bout with sciatica. My chiropractic visits are down to every other week and soon to be once a month. My acupuncture visits that were once 3 times a week are now down to once a month. Continued Movement Back in the beginning of my treatment, I followed my [...]

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 [...]

Tickled about Sciatica Progress

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 [...]

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 [...]

Making Progress with Sciatica Pain

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 [...]

Alzheimer’s and Diet

The other day I was flipping channels and came across the Charlie Rose show. On his show, Charlie Rose had a panel of medical experts. Most of the experts were older men who have been in the medical field for 50 years or so. There was one woman on the panel that was much younger [...]

Approaching Sciatica Differently

Painful Sciatic Nerve

I’ve have an on and off battle with sciatica.  Every time I think it’s gone, it rears its ugly head (and I mean ugly). So far I’ve gone for chiropractic adjustments, occasional doses of ibuprofen when the pain becomes unbearable, acupuncture, stretching exercises and mega doses of vitamin C (to help reduce inflammation).  Each has [...]

Sciatica the Dubious Catalyst

Aching Back photo by Dani Simmonds

I’ve blogged about my bout with sciatica. It was an extremely unpleasant and painful time in my life. The pain and discomfort lasted for about a month to a month and a half. When I look back over my bout with sciatica I come to a rather startling conclusion. I think it was caused by [...]

Acupuncture for Sciatic Nerve Pain

inflamed sciatic nerve

In an earlier post I discussed my bout with sciatica pain. I still don’t know what caused the pain, but I know for sure it’s very painful. Some folks suffer with sciatica flare ups for several months and even years. I read in one forum where one guy has been taking drugs for his sciatica [...]