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patvalen

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lower back pain
« on: July 01, 2008, 12:50:27 PM »
Hi:

Every morning when I get up to go to the bathroom I have this terrible back pain specially when I sit at the toilet, once I start walking and moving the pain disappears , but it is back again the next day, it feels like somebody is pulling my lower back down, I tried exercise but it does not help.
What should I try?
Thanks
Pat

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Re: lower back pain
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2008, 03:29:42 PM »
Sounds like your bed is not supporting you properly Pat and you might need a new one. If you are in Sydney go to Bed Works in Parramatta Road Stanmore and speak with my friend George and he will look after you.

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Steve

patvalen

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Re: lower back pain
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2008, 07:00:41 AM »
Hi Steve:

Thanks for your prompt answer, I thought that you hit it right on but I bought a new firm bed, not in Sydney( I live in Quebec, Canada), I went to see an osteopath and it seemed O.K. for 1 day or 2 and now it is back worse than before, it does get better after I start walking but now I am aware of my back all day long.
Sciatic nerve?Arthritis
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Patricia

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Re: lower back pain
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2008, 04:45:31 AM »
Patricia, It doesn't sound like the right choice in beds. You need a firm one but I always recommend a soft layer about 50ml (2 inches)on top, such as memory foam. Perhaps the Osteopath upset things which is another possibility. Cracking joints does very little to help the muscles and can irritate them and make them worse.

If your bed is too firm take it back and get one with a softer layer of the 50ml. Most beds have a 10 year warrantee and reputable companies will take them back if they cause you to get worse pain.

Instead of an osteopath try a deep tissue massage along with diet changes to increase your protein consumption.

Good luck,
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Steve

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Re: lower back pain
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2008, 09:23:45 PM »
A wrong posture is the culprit for back pain.
Try wearing comfortable footwear, avoid high heels
Sit upright in a chair, use the backrest. If work involves sitting for long hours then do a few leg and neck exercises.
use a flat, firm mattress and avoid more than one head pillow.
Avoid carrying heavy weights; always distribute the weight in both arms.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2008, 12:54:42 AM by Steve Lockhart »

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Re: lower back pain
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2008, 12:58:09 AM »
Actually George a wrong posture is a way of irritating back pain but it is rarely the cause. True it can set up muscle imbalances in some people but more often the muscle imbalaces cause the bad posture. You ultimately need to address these to fix a back problem and by reading the free copy of The Bad Back Book you will understand more about how to do that.

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Steve

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lower back pain
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010, 01:04:18 PM »
I need to lose weight  2 stone my only concern is that I suffer from lower back pain? and therefore cant do much exercise. Whats the answer

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Re: lower back pain
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2010, 05:49:41 AM »
The answer is cleansing and detox. Obviously you need to regulate your calorie intake but if you detox and cleanse you body properly you will speed up your metabolism. The liver plays a big part in weight gain as does eating a too acidic diet. If your liver is fatty losing weight becomes near impossible so a liver clansing diet of raw fresh food along with some live tonic you can pick you at a health food shop will help a lot.

My SLM Yoga program is also very good for getting your body looser and more balanced and helps stimulate the flow of chi energy. This is a great way of getting exercise that will help your back rather than irritate it and the combination of this with the liver cleanse and alkaline diet whould show you fast long lasting results.

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Steve
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namratasnv

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Re: lower back pain
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2010, 02:37:53 AM »
Hi,

I am a newbie here and what I feel is proper sleeping posture affects allot, if you are not having proper posture also if you are using very hard cushion than it can be a reason for lower back pain.

It is important to sleep properly and if you need to change your bed than please go for it. I am suggesting you something here which can be beneficial for you to get over it, I have come to know about tens unit, and I find it very beneficial and curable too.

Thanks
« Last Edit: February 15, 2010, 05:54:58 AM by Steve Lockhart »

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Re: lower back pain
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2011, 11:18:52 AM »
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Hi:

Every morning when I get up to go to the bathroom I have this terrible back pain specially when I sit at the toilet, once I start walking and moving the pain disappears , but it is back again the next day, it feels like somebody is pulling my lower back down, I tried exercise but it does not help.
What should I try?
Thanks
Pat
Like Steve said, I would look into getting a new bed.  It may not work a miracle but it can help some.  You are lucky though that your back loosens up.  Be grateful for that.  Some people, like myself, deal with it all day.  Do what you can to take care of it.  Look into different sleeping positions a bit as well.

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Re: lower back pain
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2011, 03:48:26 AM »
Hi:

Every morning when I get up to go to the bathroom I have this terrible back pain specially when I sit at the toilet, once I start walking and moving the pain disappears , but it is back again the next day, it feels like somebody is pulling my lower back down, I tried exercise but it does not help.
What should I try?
Thanks
Pat

That symptom of feeling like you are being pulled down or can't stand up straigh is often an issue with the erector spinae muascles and using the technique to demonstrate to work on thse muscles is well worthing. Go to www.backpain.com.au/start

It free and has really helped so many people.

Good luck,

Steve
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