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Knee Anatomy

What does it mean when your knee starts popping and swelling? Is it because of a tear in the meniscus or is it because of a maladjusted spine? At my age, I’m used to the sandy sound of chondromalacia, but the popping and swelling is a whole new adventure. When the Knee Popping Began About… 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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TENS 7000 Case

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… 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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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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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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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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