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Re: How do you minimize chronic aches and pains?
« Reply #40 on: August 22, 2021, 12:53:22 AM »
Youve probably got degenerative disc disease.  (Around my house there is another malady i gripe about called regenerative dish disease.. Where no matter how much i wash, the sink continually overflows in dirty dishes)

Anyway, my understanding from a docs explanation 2 decades ago, is your spine has gels that dont receive blood flow.  They got a fluid that needs to be squished out by compression and reabsorbed by the suction of your spine being elongated from stretching and good sleep. Without the nutrients of this fluid they essentially die off, harden, age whathaveyou.   Basically we were designed to work hard and sleep hard.  

Get some cardio on a trampoline and an inversion table to stretch the spine.  Might relieve the sciatica if its just stenosis and not a bulged disc.  I have had better results from DO's than MD's on back stuff. Laying around on more and more advils and such is the worst thing to do in my experience.  
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Re: How do you minimize chronic aches and pains?
« Reply #41 on: August 22, 2021, 06:51:02 AM »
Best thing I did after I injured my back was learn to lift things properly,
Compound lifts you know, not just arching over and heave hooing with just your lower back. Kneeing down actually using your thighs to lift stuff instead of your back, besides youre a stronger lift this way anyway. For me if I sit idle I get pain increasingly, stretches help, my pain goes down my left leg, if I start feeling it I know its time to stretch cause quite literally left legs nerve is being pinched shorter and I can feel that strain.

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Re: How do you minimize chronic aches and pains?
« Reply #42 on: August 22, 2021, 09:24:25 AM »
 I have chronic lower back pain from blowing out a disk L4-L5 and ended up getting operated on. When I wake up in the morning before getting out of bed I pull both knees up to my head 10 times. That has helped with the pain considerably.

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« Reply #43 on: August 24, 2021, 08:38:29 AM »
If you guys dont have a foam roll you better get one.  Its just a padded pipe you roll on but i cant do without mine. Seems to me leg stretches help the entire spine.
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« Reply #44 on: August 24, 2021, 01:30:29 PM »
If you guys dont have a foam roll you better get one.  Its just a padded pipe you roll on but i cant do without mine. Seems to me leg stretches help the entire spine.
Use it on your glute muscle and thighs(hamstring). Basically sit on it and roll back and forth the length of your thigh, but do one thigh at a time so tilt to each side. The muscle in that’s area for me gets unbelievably tense and sometimes it almost hurts loosening it up.

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Re: How do you minimize chronic aches and pains?
« Reply #45 on: August 24, 2021, 03:30:00 PM »
Yoga.

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« Reply #46 on: August 25, 2021, 11:34:09 AM »
200 milligrams of celecoxib (Celebrex) works for me, arthritic back and knee.  Moving around helps more than you'd think.
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« Reply #47 on: August 25, 2021, 08:03:45 PM »
If you are over 60, the day all the pain goes away will be a sad day for your family.
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Re: How do you minimize chronic aches and pains?
« Reply #48 on: August 25, 2021, 09:30:39 PM »
I dont know if I don't have pain most days, or just ignor it because its there each morning and evening. Many evenings is where I find the blood from something I know nothing about happening. Just shrug and go.
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