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  Reply # 1224106 28-Jan-2015 14:50
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  Reply # 1224107 28-Jan-2015 14:51
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some big names at the bottom ... who fixes professional sportsmen who have "tweaks"äches"and "pains""

hmm... how do i fix this windows 10 keyboard issue ...

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  Reply # 1224133 28-Jan-2015 15:25
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joker97: hmm... how do i fix this windows 10 keyboard issue ...


Hit it harder!




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  Reply # 1224160 28-Jan-2015 15:51
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That's what I did! Didn't work.

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  Reply # 1224280 28-Jan-2015 18:46
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joker97: some big names at the bottom ... who fixes professional sportsmen who have "tweaks"äches"and "pains""

hmm... how do i fix this windows 10 keyboard issue ...

OT: English UK using English UK keyboard option? I couldn't log in the first time I used it because I couldn't find the @ key for my damn email address!

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  Reply # 1224300 28-Jan-2015 19:40
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i've changed keyboard to US international. but my language is english UK. will figure it out later.

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  Reply # 1224325 28-Jan-2015 20:55
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joker97: MRI shows everything ... even some things that you don't want to know ...


I am sure we can insert a Dr House, M.D. joke here somewhere.

"Let's do a MRI. It's not lupus."





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1) Buy a good knee stool and use it as much as possible. It will be uncomfortable at first as your shins will not be used to taking the pressure but keep it up and it will make a difference.

2) Use anti-bacterial mouthwash before you brush your teeth and change your toothbrush every couple of months.

Both help.

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Hi Tim.  You may find that you're having problems because your dominant side is much stronger than the other.  You can end up with pinching your sciatic nerve etc.  I recommend Pilates as a method of sorting it out.

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  Reply # 1224490 29-Jan-2015 02:09
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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.


I herniated a disc in my upper back about 12 years ago. I can only have my hands straight out with 7+kg's on them for about 5 minutes before I can't breath.

Anyway, I went to a physio and two different doctors, both doctors said an operation won't fix the pain, the physio didn't work ether. I already have a reasonably strong back given some of the work I do.

I went to a chiropractor that also taught at Otago Uni and came from the states as some lead person in his field. Everything went crack in my back but it was the only thing that really worked after 2-3 months of intensive spine/disc work. So I don't discount what chiropractors can do, it helped heaps to alleviate the 8+ pain and make it tolerable (7-8) on a bad day again.

Swmming is a good for back pain though, it helps build up back muscles if it's lack of muscle support contributing.

But I'd go see a doc and get a decent diagnoses not a guessing game one either. Different issues can affect all ages. My cousin has just turned 30 and his back is almost as stuffed as as 60 year olds.

It could be herniated disc, could be osteoarthritis, could be a pinched nerve, could be sclerosis of the spine, could be muscle damage, all of which may but may also not be helped by different stretching/exercises etc...



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  Reply # 1224495 29-Jan-2015 05:57
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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. 


I've a similar complaint (partial disk separation) I can certainly recommend going to a physio they showed me some exercises to do to help strengthen the back muscles and how to relieve the pain myself if something happens ( I try everything first before taking pills) I also used a exercise ball to sit at the PC for while until my ex took it when she moved out  

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At 6'8" tall I've suffered from a bad back for the last 20 years. At worst ending up cast on the floor fr two hours until my flatmates found me and could drag me to hospital.

I have to agree with everyone who has said to see a doctor but based on my experience I'd offer the following unqualified advice:

 

  • Most doctors will give you a prescription for painkillers, anti inflamatorys and muscle relaxants. These are useful tools in solving the immediate issue and managing long term. In the acute stage, take the full dose of everything as you will end up taking less in the long run.
  • Most physios are hopeless. I've seen at least 100 different ones all over the country and would only recommend three of them to anyone. Unfortunately only one is still practicing in NZ and is based in Nelson so not much use to you. Any physio that ever says "if that excercise is uncomfortable then we will avoid it" should be avoided like the plague. Every exercise I do to manage my back now is uncomfortable (in some cases painful) but works well to manage the situation.
  • Ciropractors are essentially conmen with really good marketing.
  • Ostiopaths seem to specialise in making back pain worse.
  • Do pilates exercises to build the smaller muscles in your core. This doesn't mean you need to go to a class. A good physio will give you some basic core exercises that you can do at home. A good physio will be aiming for you to manage your own back and won't want to see you ever again. I find that 5 minutes of very targeted core exercises and stretches are all it takes to keep things on an even keel.
  • I have found a standing deck to help a lot but I am at it for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.
  • The level of pain does not necessarily relate to the severity of the injury. I have only a couple of slightly compressed disks and some bone spurs but the pain in a definite 8-9/10 when it does flare up. Others wouldn't feel anything with the same back conditions. I'm told at the other end of the scale there are very serious back issues that some people are not even aware of until the specialist tells them.

I hope you can get it sorted.

Chris



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  Reply # 1224717 29-Jan-2015 14:04
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Saw Physiotherapist today, Proper one not some Doctor with a cert.
She reckons without a MRI we wont know really whats happening. She says that i best try some back extensions where i lean back and see if it will move the disc back forward because currently it seems like its too far back. 

 

I do get numbness under my right thy. Like fully can pinch it and not know and stuff.
Im seeing them again on Monday so will know by then if im making progress. 
She did some tests to test my core strength and it isnt bad but of course could be "better"





 


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  Reply # 1225325 30-Jan-2015 13:09
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Hopefully not Scheuermann's disease ... Shows up in adolescence, with tall-ish builds. My youngest has a mild case of this.

I've had an intermittant dicky back - one wrong twist, and I'm outta action. Had a prolapsed disk many years ago. Have learned to manage it pretty well, but I found a bungy jump stretches / clicks everything into place, and feel marvellous for weeks later :-)





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Take up Yoga or Pilates. I do about 10-15 minutes of stretching a day (part of training fro Tae Kwon Do) and since I've taken it up I have never had a serious injury or pain other than a few broken bones (unrelated). Before I started Tae Kwon Do I compressed the vertebrae in my lower back after skiing off a cliff (lol) and pretty sure if I didn't do so much stretching now I would have a lot of pain.





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