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Mellasj

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Starting out
« on: October 25, 2010, 05:43:46 PM »
Dear Steve - I have just received your program. Thanks.

Although I have had a 'bad back' for a number of years I have recently discovered that I have a degenerated disc. I have been receiving chiro treatment for the past couple of months. However I have been experiencing sciatica pain for the past 10 days as a result of cycling up a steep hill, chiro treatment is having minimal effect although I can appreciate that with acute conditions they may take time.

Over the past few years the only tolerated exercise I could do was swimming, so in retrospect riding a bike was a silly idea, however I am looking forward to your water work.

I have a couple of questions - although my pain is constant I am not bed ridden and have good range of motion. Do you recommend that I start with the arm swinging/contracting the erectors exercises and ball compressions, or do you have another suggestion. Also in the first instance should I be using a single ball or double roller?

Grateful for your advice.

Regards, Mel

Steve Lockhart

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Re: Starting out
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010, 05:49:20 PM »
Hi Mel, In answer to your question, it sounds like your problem might be mainly starting from your quadreceps or thighs so lots of the SLM Yoga and stretches and ball work on the hips/ glutes and double ball technique down the erector spinae muscles would be best.

You might need deep tissue massage to the legs, especially quads, for a few weeks as well but it must be very deep and it will hurt while being done. Try and see an SLM therapist if possible so it is doen properly.

I can't see chiropractic helping this problem so be careful you aren't wasting your money there.


Good luck,
Regards
Steve

Mellasj

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Re: Starting out
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010, 06:12:18 PM »
Dear Steve -Thanks for the advice - when do you think I could start and pick-up the water work?

thanks Mel

Mellasj

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Re: Starting out
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2010, 06:23:51 PM »
Sorry Steve - just one more thing, are you recommending the morning exercise of swinging arms and contracting erectors too?

Thanks Mel

Steve Lockhart

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Re: Starting out
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2010, 06:54:23 PM »
Yes that's fine Mel. You can do the water work as soon as it doesn't cause you pain. Pehaps working with the program and doing the florr exercises in the yoga and ball compressions while on the ground first and that will get you comfortable enough to move onto the water workout.

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Steve
« Last Edit: October 25, 2010, 07:05:44 PM by Steve Lockhart »

 

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