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How to Start Again?

Friday, March 27, 2009

This is the question I'm working on figuring out. I am 37 years old and recently found out the long term pain (like 5+ years) that I've been having in my back is, in fact, arthritis and a slighter herniated disc. I just finished my second round of steroids in about 2 months, which is making me wonder if that's why I gained 5 lbs, lost almost 5 lbs and have gained 5 again.

I started PT Wednesday and right now am only allowed to do back extensions walk flat surfaces, and living around a bunch of hills....well, that's just hard. :)

She said Monday we'd add some ab exercises in, but had to stop everything else that I do that makes my back feel better, ie: stretching, forward bends, etc. Sooo, I'm doing this PT, and getting about 2 walks in a week, sometimes 3. Trying to keep this part up and not give up altogether this time.

Now would really love to know what caused it, other than just that having 5 kids and carrying them around could have done it.

Keep on, keepin' on...
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    I've had 13 years of long term pain in my back from bulging discs and degenerative disc disease. The only thing that helps is when I keep moving. I go to a chiropractor regularly , do yoga (Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga), walk and am training for my 3rd 1/2 marathon in 12 months. I recently switched chiropractors and am so glad that I did. They combine adjustments with muscle stimulation (tens unit), stretching exercises and 10 minute massage. If you live anywhere close to Gallatin I'd be happy to give you his name! Taking a hot shower and then icing your back for 15 minutes after helps too.

    Don't give up! You can do it! I know it's hard with kids - I have 2 myself ages 6 and 2 1/2. I've got the exercise down pat.....now if I could just control the eating part I'd be all set! LOL
    3372 days ago
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