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5 Years Free from Sciatica Pain

5 Years Free from Sciatica Pain

| January 5, 2017 | 2 Comments

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 […]

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TENS Unit – My New Friend in a Box

TENS Unit – My New Friend in a Box

| July 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Some time ago my chiropractor suggested I purchase a TENS unit to help with tight muscles in the upper leg area. For those of you unfamiliar with a TENS unit it is a portable electronic stimulator unit. It stimulates nerves and muscles electronically. (The acronym TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) Why did he […]

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Keeping Sciatica at Bay

Keeping Sciatica at Bay

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Good Bye Sciatica?

Good Bye Sciatica?

| March 29, 2012 | 2 Comments

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 […]

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Tickled about Sciatica Progress

Tickled about Sciatica Progress

| March 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Continuing Sciatica Saga

Continuing Sciatica Saga

| March 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Making Progress with Sciatica Pain

Making Progress with Sciatica Pain

| March 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Approaching Sciatica Differently

Approaching Sciatica Differently

| February 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Oh the Aching Cuboid!

Oh the Aching Cuboid!

| October 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

As recently as three days ago I didn’t know what a cuboid was. After all, it’s a funny sounding name and when folks complain of aches and pains, you never hear about the cuboid. Well, after my hubby’s recent experience with a wandering cuboid, I hope and pray my cuboid remains in place forever.  Here’s […]

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I’m Addicted to Crack!

I’m Addicted to Crack!

| October 31, 2009 | 2 Comments

I know this is a blog about health, so I thought I should come clean. I, Felicia, am a crack addict. I must get my “crack on” at least once a week or else I’m no good to the world. The crack I’m talking about is my chiropractic adjustment. There’s nothing like the sound of […]

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