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Author Topic: Disc Bulge/ Disc Herniation/ Disc Rupture.  (Read 56691 times)

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Re: Disc Bulge/ Disc Herniation/ Disc Rupture.
« Reply #45 on: November 14, 2010, 04:31:27 AM »
Hi Dennis, no more serious than the average back pain sufferer but what the doctor is  looking at is only the symptom of what I would suggest is caused by a muscle imbalance.

Watch my free videos on the backpain.com.au site and try to see an SLM
therapist (www.learnmassage.com.au/directory) for a full body approach that will deal with the cause.

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« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2010, 03:41:36 PM »
Hi Steve,
I have a disc bulge to the right in L1/L2, not been able to do anything for 5 months, pretty much been bed ridden as any form of too much movement would result in a sensation of ripping or a tearing feeling in the muscles around that area of the spine, then I would feel very unstable in the back and be bed resting for another 6 weeks till it heals, then I would feel as though I was coming a bit better, and just one little thing like lifting a frypan and away we go again  it has been a yo -yo cycle, if somehow I was able to stop this tightness and ripping in my back I think I would perhaps be on the road to recovery and maybe have a chance at some sort of a normal life..I have ordered you program and am waiting for the hard copy to arrive to get started on it.
I also ordered the bakballs too..
I know my muscles are playing havic at the moment and cant function well with all the bed rest I've had, but I was wondering if you have imbalanced muscles for the most part of your life , how many treatments does it usually take to start to get everything where it should be??

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« Reply #47 on: November 16, 2010, 06:32:05 AM »
With lots of bed rest weakness will no doubt be playing a part now so getting your body moving again using the SLM Yoga floor exercises and the water workout is the best way to start. Don't do the wall and ballet squats initially.

Use the bakballs with pressure only early on don't roll them too much along your erector spinae muscles because of the weakness. Place them in each position and lay on them for a couple of minutes each spot.

It is hard to put a time line on recovery because everyone is different but just start slowly and be patient.

Good luck,
Steve

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« Reply #48 on: November 16, 2010, 07:02:45 AM »
Do you recommend that I go see a SLM therapist and be treated at this stage?

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« Reply #49 on: November 17, 2010, 03:51:54 AM »
Yes it is always better to combine the treatments with the self help if possible.

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« Reply #50 on: November 17, 2010, 05:07:51 AM »
Hi Steve, A neighbour has one of those zen chi machines , she said I could borrow it for as long as I like, she does not use it much now, with my weak erector spinea muscles (the tearing sensation)and my L1/L2 bulge would it be safe to use this for circulation, I am so scared of damaging those muscles more than they are already..

By the way did my first SLM yoga dvd exercises this morning, I was very surprised that I was still feeling ok during and after doing them,  before, any form of exercise has agrivated the ripping feeling I am dealing with, and I would be back in bed for the next week or so till it healed again, in actual fact my back has felt a bit itchy all afternoon, it feels a wee bit stronger too, I intend to do them every couple of days, so as not to over work those tricky little erectors..
I dont need to worry too much about the itchy feeling, thats a good thing isnt it????

Thanks Steve,  Its been a long time since I have seen that light at the end of that very very very long tunnel, but I think I may have found it again..

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« Reply #51 on: November 18, 2010, 01:01:48 AM »
Hi Milay,

The zen chi would be ok as it is very gentle and te itchy is circulation so a good thing. Try and do the yoga exercises gently every day with heat before and after as this will give you the best progress.

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Steve

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« Reply #52 on: March 30, 2011, 01:25:00 AM »
Hi Steve, After having around 6 SLM treatments now my back is feeling a whole lot better, I can bend down toward my feet now without that horrible tearing/ripping feeling in my muscles beside my spine at L1/L2 area its amazing how much I have improved now, I was really starting to panic that I would be spending the rest of my life in pain and only participating in life by around 20-30%, I am even thinking I may get back to work again, I am walking every day now for around 40 mins, that just was not possible before, I so appreciate the little things in life now, when walking I notice flowers and little bushes etc; where before I took a lot of things for granted, thank you for teaching others your method of SLM, it has been my turning point.

I do have a question, now that I am enjoying walking so much, I went and bought a pair of very good running shoes (for walking) from foot locker and was fitted properly for them ,they have a lot of cushioning in them with support as well and are fantastic, like walking on air clouds, but have been after a pair of more casual shoes to wear out and was thinking about the new "fitflop ff supertone" shoes. These are simiular to the Sketchers, but dont look like a running shoe.  I have got bulging discs L1/L2. Just thought you may have heard how these type of shoes are with people with back injuries. I have found now that normal shoes without lots of cushioning are to jarring for my back. Would appreciate your feedback. Thanks Steve.

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« Reply #53 on: March 30, 2011, 03:36:19 AM »
Hi Milay,

Sorry never heard of those shoes but you might look at MBT footware as they are suppose to be particularly good for posture and using back and hamstring muscles the right way.

They are expensive in the shops here but if you fit them and find the right size they are cheaper online.

Pleased to hear the treatments have got you mobile again.

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Steve

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« Reply #54 on: March 30, 2011, 04:10:53 AM »
Thank you for your reply, I did not want to buy a pair of those type of shoes if they were going to upset my muscles and posture etc; now that I have worked hard doing your yoga daily and having fortnightly SLM treatments to get all the muscles to try to be even and have improved so much dont want to go backwards again.  I have heard of the MBT shoes.

Thanks again, just needed a bit of reassurance about footware, the old saying in the horsey industry is "no hoof no horse".

Thanks Steve.


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« Reply #55 on: March 30, 2011, 04:15:23 AM »
I neigh what you mean :)

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« Reply #56 on: March 31, 2011, 09:11:04 AM »
Hi Steve, just joined & must say I like your sense of humour.  :D :D ;)

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« Reply #57 on: April 01, 2011, 12:59:04 AM »
Thanks Mike, you package left today.
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Steve

 

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