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Freedom from Back Pain

Having suffered with sciatica pain for several years, I’m happy to say that it has been five years since my last knock down, drag out flare up and I’m working proactively to keep it that way. Now don’t get me wrong; Ms. Sciatica has tried to clear her painful throat a few times, but when… Read More

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Acupressure

It’s been quite some time since I’ve had to deal with the excruciating pain of sciatica. Whenever I felt that all too familiar twinge, I’d massage the back of opposite hip and it would go away. I learned that trick from my acupuncturist. When I first went to my acupuncturist in obvious pain on my… Read More

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Keeping Sciatica at Bay

piriformis

After suffering with a long-lasting sciatica flare up, I think I finally know what I should do to keep it at bay. Over the past couple of years I’ve suffered on and off with sciatica. When it first happened, I didn’t know what it was and unfortunately, the chiropractor I regularly visited at the time… Read More

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A Sciatica Experiment

On this blog I’ve chronicled my long and painful journey with sciatica. I suffered with sciatic pain for about a year. By finding the right chiropractor that employed deep tissue massage, electronic stimulation, deep heat via ultrasound and prescribed a regimen of exercises, my sciatic problems abated. Along with my chiropractic visits I made regular… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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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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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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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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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