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Success with Alexander Technique?

MarniMMarni Posts: 45
edited 08/24/2012 - 7:22 AM in Pain Management
I've got FBS from 3 fusions at L5/S1. Have been living with (and managing) my chronic pain for 15 years, but the last 4 (since my kids were born) has been devastating. The pain is out of control. My radiology shows a myriad of issues from T10 - coccyx including annular tears, bilateral foraminal stenosis, arthritic SI and facet joints with osteophytes, ligamentum flavum hypertrophy, and bulging disk at L4/5. While the reports say these issues range from mild to moderate, the pain I am feeling is SEVERE! I've had numberous injections and blocks, rhizotomies and take a daily cocktail of meds. Not much is working.

Most recent recommendation from doctor is to see a PM&R specialist who can take over performing my regular injections, in addition to using IDD (interverterbral disk decompression with an Acuspina table), an anti-inflammatory diet to lose 15 pounds, and put together a therapy program, specifically using the Alexander Technique.

Anyone ever heard of any of this or tried it? Any success?


  • So many of us deal with pain as a part of everyday life and it's not any easier the older we get (I'm 60) so anything you come upon as far as a new pain management technique could be somebody's miracle.
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