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The Morning After

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I had to stop exercising, except for stretching, for about a month, because the pain in my back and hip had increased so dramatically. Anything I did made it worse. After going for a few years with what a doctor told me was a pinched sciatic nerve, I found out a week ago that the vertebrae in my lower spine have collapsed and that's what's been causing the pain.

He put me on a week of anti-inflammatory meds and it is much better. SOOOO yesterday I decide to do a one mile "Walk Off The Weight"... Yeah, probably not the best idea. I'm back at square one, pain-wise.

So now my question is...is actual walking as stressful on the back as doing that DVD? I hate to walk in my neighborhood, but if it's what I have to do to lose any more weight....guess I'll have to?

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    I have back issues as well. At times when I workout I have to wear a back brace. Not pretty but effective. I'm not familiar with the walking video as I just go to the gym and grind it out on the treadmill. I have also walked in my neighborhood. I'd advise talking to your doctor about staying on the anti-inflammatory. If this is a permanent situation then you'll need to learn how to handle the pain. I don't want that to sound flip at all...I consider myself an expert(you know what I mean) in pain management. I've learned over the years to ignore it as much as possible. I could go on and on. Feel free to email me :)
    3431 days ago
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