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9/27/16 1:56 P

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I have degenerative disc disease and multiple arthritic diseases.. You may need to get an xray done to see what's going on..

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9/8/15 6:27 P

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That's weird - try this one: https://youtu.be/AI9CvLUXUc8?list=PLAF19C4
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(you have to copy and paste - I've never had luck using the Add A Link feature...)
If it still doesn't work, just search Basic yoga for dummies - it's the one with Sara Ivanhoe.

I highly recommend the planks too, if you can!

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9/8/15 6:00 P

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I tried the link but nothing came up.

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9/8/15 5:58 P

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Thanks for the advice ladies. Thank you Blujaded for the link. Maybe adding some yoga to my daily routine will help. After doing a little more research, I'm pretty sure my issue isn't related to sciatica but more of an issue of weak abdominal and lumbar muscles. Besides the yoga I think I'll also work on planks.

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9/8/15 5:11 P

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I started with this one - Basic Yoga for Dummies:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI9CvLUX
Uc8

It's really easy, with alternate moves for those of us who are not so flexible. It's not specifically for the back, but an excellent way to start.

I don't care for chiropractors either. Mine changed her practice when she realized that she could achieve longer-lasting success using the kinesiology techniques. They aren't painless, though, but worth it to be able to walk upright again!!

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"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -Hippocrates

"The mind is everything. What you think, you become." -Buddha

"If you always do what you've always done you'll always get what you've always got." -Henry Ford
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9/7/15 11:25 P

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my back has been causing me a lot of pain, but I'm terrified at the idea of a chiropractor. I'll have to look up those yoga exercises. Lisa

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9/7/15 4:47 P

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Sciatic pain is usually not only in the back, but will usually go down into the rear end and/or down the leg or side of the leg. Stretching can help it or a chiropractor may help. That's what helps me when my troubles flare up.

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I've had lower back issues for much of my adult life, and I have also experienced this kind of nerve sensation as well as sciatica. The sciatica generally affects me when I'm sitting or laying down, whereas the numbness or pain that would happen when I would stand for too long was definitely due to my back. Amazingly, the sciatica went away when I cut out grains, as it lowered the overall inflammation in my body.

I still have to care for my back. I have a wonderful chiropractor who specializes in kinesiology. She uses this accupressure/muscle manipulation technique to not only relieve my back pain, but set the rest of my body right as well.

You can take Ibuprofen to reduce inflammation, but it's a very short-term , symptom-suppressing option and not a true solution. If you can't afford to see a professional, I recommend yoga. There are many Yoga for Back Pain videos available on youtube. Start slow and easy, but it should help to bring relief in just a few sessions. This will also help to strengthen the core, which will help prevent future back pain. Don't let it hold you back!

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"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -Hippocrates

"The mind is everything. What you think, you become." -Buddha

"If you always do what you've always done you'll always get what you've always got." -Henry Ford
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9/7/15 1:52 P

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When I walk or stand for any period of time my lower back, on my right side, starts to cramp up and become painful. Does anyone else experience this? I wonder if this is a sciatic nerve issue?

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