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Thread: No more back pain!

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    I have been having a horrible time with my back. It is stiff, rigid and hurts horribly. Can't bend at all...walking was tough and stairs nearly impossible. It is why I haven't been going down to my sewing room lately.

    Well, tonight I went to my dr. and she found that my tailbone was twisted and jammed into my left hip. She manipulated me around and OMG!!!! the pain is totally gone!! and I can walk, bend, wipe my bottom!!! It is amazing! And the stairs aren't a problem.

    Apparently all this pain put my fibro into a flare too. So, she is changing my meds, gave me some lortabs for those horrible days and I go back in two weeks and she will see what needs to be done.

    I am not allowed to cross my legs anymore. Just my ankles. She said my sitting with one leg up on the knee of the other is what has caused this. That sure is going to be a bad habit to break!

    I've always been a skeptic about manipulation and have never had it done. Well, made a believer out of me tonight! I can't wait to see how I feel tomorrow. I get to babysit my DGD all day! :D :D

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    Woo Hoo!!! Glad to hear that you are feeling so much better :D:D:D

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    Yay for you! You may have to have this manipulation more than once, but how great that you found an easing to your pain.

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    glad you are feeling better

    I have siatic nerve damage in my left hip and hard to walk sometimes, the pain is terrible

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Woo Hoo!!! Glad to hear that you are feeling so much better :D:D:D
    :) I feel like the animated horse in your signature!!

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    did she take xrays to know what was wrong?


    Quote Originally Posted by mzsooz
    I have been having a horrible time with my back. It is stiff, rigid and hurts horribly. Can't bend at all...walking was tough and stairs nearly impossible. It is why I haven't been going down to my sewing room lately.

    Well, tonight I went to my dr. and she found that my tailbone was twisted and jammed into my left hip. She manipulated me around and OMG!!!! the pain is totally gone!! and I can walk, bend, wipe my bottom!!! It is amazing! And the stairs aren't a problem.

    Apparently all this pain put my fibro into a flare too. So, she is changing my meds, gave me some lortabs for those horrible days and I go back in two weeks and she will see what needs to be done.

    I am not allowed to cross my legs anymore. Just my ankles. She said my sitting with one leg up on the knee of the other is what has caused this. That sure is going to be a bad habit to break!

    I've always been a skeptic about manipulation and have never had it done. Well, made a believer out of me tonight! I can't wait to see how I feel tomorrow. I get to babysit my DGD all day! :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    did she take xrays to know what was wrong?
    No, she did a lot of poking and touching.

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    Very cool to be out of pain!!!

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    I'm glad it was something simple. You never know when it comes to back pain. I have 2 joints in my lower back that pop out of place and when they do I wind up with severe back pain. I have to get on the floor on my back, pull my knees as close to my chest as I can (which would be easy if it weren't for my big belly) and the rock from side to side to pop them back in place and I could scream when it happens.

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    I'm so glad you got some relief.

    I am walking proof today that manipulations do work.
    I have sciatica problems, bursitis, four herniated discs (L1 - 4), a right hip that likes to pop out on its own, and several of the arthritis', so know pain well. Manipulation is a godsend. I hate meds so only do Aleve or Advil. Lots of heating pad time and ice bag.

    I no longer cross my legs except at the ankle. I was told placing the ankle of one leg over the top of the knee of the other was ok. Not ladylike, but works. Also, one of the worst culprits is sitting with one leg under you. Bad, bad habit. Twists your hip and spine terribly.

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    I'm glad to hear you are doing better. Thank goodness it was something that could be fixed quickly.

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    from oe pain suffer to another, I AM SO GLAD FOR YOU!

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    Oh what a great night of sleep!!! My legs weren't numb and tingly and I could get comfortable and didn't launch my husband into space every time I rolled over!! There is still a little soreness but she said that would probably happen. I'm in great shape to babysit my DGD today!!

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    what it is with us women and crossing our legs. Can't be helped!!! I'm glad she was able to help your back.i broke my tail bone in 1980 and it still gives me fits.

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    I just discovered a new bonus!!! I can touch my toes!! Haven't been able to do that in years.

    Thanks everyone for their words of support. For those suffering I hope you can find relief.

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    So glad to hear you're out of pain. I know that's a relief.

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    I am so happy for you to have found the problem and it was fixable!! Sorry about the flare up. I have been in one too, but it is starting to diminish. Glad you will feel good when the grandbaby is there. Mine are on thier way here now! :D :D

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    Congrats on being pain free. You must feel freedom and a new person.

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    Whats a lortab?

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