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Topic # 162029 27-Jan-2015 10:55
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So im unfortunate enough to have a bad lower back.

Every odd time ill do something and it will just go pop and be a 8/10 in terms of pain, I did it yesterday by moving a little chair sideways while sitting down. Just went pop and i was in pain.
Its from sitting at a desk for long times repetitively. I cant move it much, Hurts to go up stairs or walk. Hurts to sit, hurts to lay, Cant move my head forward cause it will hurt.
So yeah, its sore. Any suggestions. I do stretches etc and by no means am i unfit. 
I heard acupuncture could release it a lot. Might give it a go.
Any one with feedback i would appreciate.

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  Reply # 1223058 27-Jan-2015 10:57
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Stand-up desk.




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  Reply # 1223060 27-Jan-2015 10:57
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geekiegeek: Stand-up desk.


I could do that, I hardly use the PC these days and am always outdoor. Just seems to have followed me.




 


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  Reply # 1223061 27-Jan-2015 10:58
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Could be all that shagging on new years eve! tongue-out




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  Reply # 1223064 27-Jan-2015 10:59
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Go see TBI Health (The Back Institute).  They're legends.

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  Reply # 1223073 27-Jan-2015 11:08
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Hey TimA

I think its time you see someone about your back. Its depends of the cause of your symptoms. I don't want to speculate what it could be (I am a physio).

What part of the country are you in?

I can recommend some excellent physios to help sort out your lower back. Sounds like you need some hands on treatment and a good rehab. plan



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  Reply # 1223074 27-Jan-2015 11:10
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darkasdes2: Hey TimA

I think its time you see someone about your back. Its depends of the cause of your symptoms. I don't want to speculate what it could be (I am a physio).

What part of the country are you in?

I can recommend some excellent physios to help sort out your lower back. Sounds like you need some hands on treatment and a good rehab. plan


Takapuna, Where else!
It limits leg movement, Rotation, and cant arch my back.




 


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  Reply # 1223075 27-Jan-2015 11:14
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Find a good structural osteopath, a good one is ABSOLUTE MAGIC for anything to do with skeletal or muscular problems. They make physio's look like blundering fools. Avoid cranial osteopaths IMHO, they just sit there with your head in their hands, I have no idea what they're doing.




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  Reply # 1223077 27-Jan-2015 11:15
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TimA:
darkasdes2: Hey TimA

I think its time you see someone about your back. Its depends of the cause of your symptoms. I don't want to speculate what it could be (I am a physio).

What part of the country are you in?

I can recommend some excellent physios to help sort out your lower back. Sounds like you need some hands on treatment and a good rehab. plan


Takapuna, Where else!
It limits leg movement, Rotation, and cant arch my back.


Go and see Anna Muller at RJ Physio

http://rjphysio.co.nz/

She will get you sorted

Sorry its Anna Barlow on their website



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  Reply # 1223081 27-Jan-2015 11:16
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timmmay: Find a good structural osteopath, a good one is ABSOLUTE MAGIC for anything to do with skeletal or muscular problems. They make physio's look like blundering fools. Avoid cranial osteopaths IMHO, they just sit there with your head in their hands, I have no idea what they're doing.


Ill avoid Chiropractors too.
My theory is that they just look how to move something back to shape without looking at the muscles and why they are strained etc. Hence my thoughts of acupuncture.




 


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  Reply # 1223082 27-Jan-2015 11:17
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People recommend good this and good that but how do you know one is good or quack

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  Reply # 1223083 27-Jan-2015 11:19
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What a good physio would do is strengthen the back muscles to protect an injured spine.

I guess the other option is to get someone to put the spine right and negate the physio's muscle protection and posture strategy ... Is that what a good pajero osteopath tries to do?

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TimA:
timmmay: Find a good structural osteopath, a good one is ABSOLUTE MAGIC for anything to do with skeletal or muscular problems. They make physio's look like blundering fools. Avoid cranial osteopaths IMHO, they just sit there with your head in their hands, I have no idea what they're doing.


Ill avoid Chiropractors too.
My theory is that they just look how to move something back to shape without looking at the muscles and why they are strained etc. Hence my thoughts of acupuncture.


Acupuncture is good for pain relief but doesn't sort the problem out.



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  Reply # 1223086 27-Jan-2015 11:25
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darkasdes2:
TimA:
timmmay: Find a good structural osteopath, a good one is ABSOLUTE MAGIC for anything to do with skeletal or muscular problems. They make physio's look like blundering fools. Avoid cranial osteopaths IMHO, they just sit there with your head in their hands, I have no idea what they're doing.


Ill avoid Chiropractors too.
My theory is that they just look how to move something back to shape without looking at the muscles and why they are strained etc. Hence my thoughts of acupuncture.


Acupuncture is good for pain relief but doesn't sort the problem out.


Might try and get an hour appt at the physio soon. Then followup with another 1hr appt. 




 


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  Reply # 1223087 27-Jan-2015 11:27
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TimA:
darkasdes2:
TimA:
timmmay: Find a good structural osteopath, a good one is ABSOLUTE MAGIC for anything to do with skeletal or muscular problems. They make physio's look like blundering fools. Avoid cranial osteopaths IMHO, they just sit there with your head in their hands, I have no idea what they're doing.


Ill avoid Chiropractors too.
My theory is that they just look how to move something back to shape without looking at the muscles and why they are strained etc. Hence my thoughts of acupuncture.


Acupuncture is good for pain relief but doesn't sort the problem out.


Might try and get an hour appt at the physio soon. Then followup with another 1hr appt. 


Anna practices acupuncture as well (we did our masters together at AUT about 5 years ago)

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  Reply # 1223092 27-Jan-2015 11:33
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+1 for osteopath - fixed my back and gave me stretches to do daily to stop it recurring.

never had much luck with physios - but that is only my experience.

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