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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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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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Vitamin C and Sciatica

Sciatic Pain

Over the past few weeks I’ve had the dubious pleasure of suffering with an inflamed sciatic nerve. I can’t tell you how it got inflamed all I know is that it’s inflamed and really pissed off at me. If you’ve never suffered with sciatica pain consider yourself lucky. More Painful Symptoms Not realizing at first… Read More

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Oh the Aching Cuboid!

Cuboid

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… Read More

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All Cracked Up

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… Read More

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That’s a loaded question and I don’t have the answer.  All I have are theories.  Indulge me for a moment and explore the inner workings of my brain (it ain’t pretty so be prepared). The Problem We have already established in an earlier post that osteoarthritis is the degeneration of cartilage in the joints caused… Read More

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Just recently someone very close to me was diagnosed with an advanced case of osteoarthritis. For those of you who are not familiar with the condition, osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that occurs in the joints. The cushioning cartilage in the affected joint erodes away thus causing the bones to eventually rest upon each other… Read More

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