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Old 01-01-2012, 04:49 PM   #41
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A little update in case this info is useful to anyone:

I went two nights with a timer to wake up 2x each night and doing the stretches. This is helping tremendously, no where near as bad in the AM, and I loosen up faster and further as the day progresses. Last night I went to just one wake-up at night, and that was good enough now that I'm getting better overall.

I'll probably continue the 1x per night stretches until I gain a bit more confidence that 7 hours in bed won't lead to tightening up my back so much. The minor inconvenience is nothing compared to what I was going through.
Ah, youth! As you grow older, you may find yourself awakening at least once in the middle of the night for a trip down the hall. If you get used to doing your stretches when you are already up, you won't have to set your timer any more.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:56 PM   #42
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Ah, youth! As you grow older, you may find yourself awakening at least once in the middle of the night for a trip down the hall. If you get used to doing your stretches when you are already up, you won't have to set your timer any more.
Yes, I must count my blessings, as I rarely have that problem (yet!).

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Old 07-03-2014, 07:28 AM   #43
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Update on back issue

Howdy,

I finally bit the bullet and my issue is arthritis and spurring around L4. My chiropractor started putting me in traction. I felt great for a few hours and could stand for maybe and hour before the pain came back.

I saw an infomercial late one night and did research and found a Disc Decompression belt. It inflates and put you in traction. IT IS UNBELIEVABLE WHAT IT HAS DONE FOR ME! I wear it most mornings for a couple of hours when working in the yard, kitchen etc or when I know I am going to standing. I have gone as long as a week with NO PAIN! It's expensive but I bought 2 spares to make sure I am never without one. I have 2 friends that have bought one and one of the guys saw me walking and dropped what he was doing, came out, extended his hand and thanked me for letting him know about it. His issue is L5.

Do some research but I honestly can't believe what it does for me.

Amazon.com: DDS 300 Lumbar Traction Belt (XL): Health & Personal Care

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Hi Kids,

I can walk miles, even jog a bit and I have no back pain. If I stand still for more than a few minutes I have extreme lower back pain. The pain is deep and just to the inside of my hip socket. I originally thought it was my hip but my Chiropractor says there is a muscle that goes from the back through to the femur that might be the culprit and I should stretch it? I never heard of it but it's driving me crazy. I can't cook or even do dishes without intense pain.

I am going to schedule a Dr's appointment this week but anyone every heard of or had anything like this?

Thanks as always,

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It's expensive but I bought 2 spares to make sure I am never without one.
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Price: $299.00 ($8.31 / oz)
Even though your post sounds like an infomercial (only $8.31 per ounce!) I'm glad it's working for you. Back pain is miserable.
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HA!

Yes, I guess it is infomercialish. I guess i'd reword it if I had it to do over again...

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Even though your post sounds like an infomercial (only $8.31 per ounce!) I'm glad it's working for you. Back pain is miserable.
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