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:SB:trekkin_gecko wrote: take a look at this:
others have mentioned it
Because only about .001% of the world can afford it. But I've talked to one or two of them who also swear by it. It's very popular amongst PGA Tour golfers (who apparently put some stress on their spine).And if Egoscue is so successful, why is it that after 45 years they only have 25 clinics IN THE WHOLE WORLD?
Me, too. I have lower back pain quite often. I use ibuprofen. When it's really bad I use ibuprofen every 4 hours and Tylenol every four hours, offset, so that I'm taking something every two hours. Last winter I went to a really good chiropractor twice a week, in Bullhead City. Those treatments have mostly held, and I've been a lot better this year. Very occasionally I have a stiff neck, knee pain when hiking and also elbow, wrist, and hip pain. Due to wrists and hands, I thought I'd have to quit playing the guitar, so I got a couple of ukuleles. But now I play both.JasonCleghorn wrote: stretching, which I've tried and tried but hate
+1 on strengthening your core. I do planks--I read somewhere that these are better for some people than sit-ups or crunches because planks don't involve bending your spine (don't quote me on this). Two days a week, I do two "sets" of 2 minutes each. Since I started doing planks regularly a year or so ago, my previous back issues, which were fairly minor as back problems go, have been much better.rcorfman wrote:I have no idea what might help, however when I have back pain it is because I've neglected my core. So, to remedy, I start doing sit ups and that's always helped. Usually back pain is caused by a muscle imbalance and weakness.
A Physical Therapist I used to see, who is also a Yoga Therapist/Instructor, advised me to squeeze a yoga block between my thighs, before going for walks/hikes. He said the muscles involved in the squeezing action help to get the sacrum properly aligned to help the SI joints. I think it helped, and I've kept it up. Yoga block is a bit under 3 inches thick -- anything of that size would work, I suppose, if you squeeze it really hard, while standing with your feet placed close together. Hope you're already better since your post is from a while ago - but just in case this issue comes up again, I offer the above. (I'd supply the therapist's name, except that he moved to KS a while back, so he's no longer seeing people in AZ.)JasonCleghorn wrote:any desperation home remedies for SI joint pain?