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Oh Joy.Oh Bliss!

OllieOOllie Posts: 16
It started with sciatica.Physio & walking cured most of the sciatica pains. but I was booked in for an Xray & MRI. The MRI showed the usual cascade of events happening to the lower spine.following an untreated injury 30 years ago. .I've been told no operation so have been having physio again. The pain has gradually been getting worse.Taking 75mg Diphene on a normal day helps but does not render me pain free. The prescription daily dose is 150 gm but I reluctant to take that amount at the moment. Even when I do ,on bad days, the pain is still there in the background.

I have noticed that the pain has been worse since the second bout of physio started. I mentioned this to the physio & she dismissed the idea that the exercises where making things worse. I spent most of last week in bed with a flu type virus & did virtually none of the exercises. When I recovered to my surprise I was pain free.I resumed doing the exercises & back came the pain.

Yesterday & today I have been cleaning house etc so wore for the first time a specially shaped sciatica lumbar support. Guess what..pain free.Oh Joy! Oh Bliss!

Any thoughts as to why ? I'm guessing only some of the exercises are beneficial whilst others are not.Has anyone else had this experience? What to do now?


  • tamtamttamtam Posts: 2,749
    edited 06/29/2012 - 7:22 PM
    I would isolate the exercise by only doing a few of them on each day and see if you can figure out which ones are doing it. Keep track in a diary of your pain, and what you did and see if you can discover some pattern, that might lend credence to what you believe is going on. Take that to your physio and show them, just what you think and see if they can't find some others that will work better. Remember what works for me. might not work for you and what works for you, might not work for me. We are all built just a little bit different.
  • OllieOOllie Posts: 16
    edited 06/30/2012 - 11:31 AM
    2nd day virtually pain free.I'll follow your advice TamTam & start the exercises again in groups & keep a diary.I cannot believe how much energy I have today.Just shows how tiring constant pain is. Many thanks.
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