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Thwarting My Nemisis – Sciatica

sciatica pain

Last week I had to forgo my daily morning walks because my old nemesis decided to rear her ugly head. Yep, I’m talking about sciatica. It attempted to reclaim its old spot in my body. Wait a minute. Let me explain this properly. Sciatica didn’t just up and attack me one day. I threw the… Read more

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Healthy Back

Back health is important to everyone, but it wasn’t until I suffered for years with sciatica, that I realized just how important back health is. I shared my sciatica saga here on the blog. Fortunately, however, it’s been eight years since I’ve had a flareup. I owe the lack of sciatica pain to 1) awareness… Read more

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Freedom from Back Pain

Having suffered from sciatica pain for several years, I’m happy to say that it has been five years since my last knockdown, 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 she did… 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 from 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 was… Read more

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A Sciatica Experiment

On this blog, I’ve chronicled my long and painful journey with sciatica. I suffered from 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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