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Old 11-15-2011, 04:39 PM   #31
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Agreed! I have so many people telling me I shouldn't ride. Riding and shooting is all I have left, I can't even hunt anymore, or do a bunch of other things. I love it when people think they know how my body feels.
People don't understand that on a bike, you lean forward slightly(using your stomach muscles for support) versus the upright position used by most cars and trucks. The upright position forces one's weight to be support by the spine only.
I can ride longer on the bike than sitting in the car.
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People don't understand that on a bike, you lean forward slightly(using your stomach muscles for support) versus the upright position used by most cars and trucks. The upright position forces one's weight to be support by the spine only.
I can ride longer on the bike than sitting in the car.
For me it depends on the road I'm on, or the type of vehicle. On my bike it's all about the road and most of the roads here in Iowa are crap which limits my riding time. Nonetheless I'm going to try and do the 900 mile trip to Sturgis next year. Cars suck IMO. For me it's worse in a car (a truck isn't as bad) but put me in a car and it's nothing but pill popping time.
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A 4x4 tahoe ? seat heaters are nice . A 92 f350 longbed 4 door 4x4 un loaded ? hell no . A 89 sportster bobber with a seat wider than my ass ? yep yep
PLus two it goes back to the sitting then getting up again , same goes for riding in cars , for some reason I dont feel as bad on the bike as I do now while im typing this

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Moble, Go to your local exercise equipment retailer and pick up an inversion table. I bought one at dick's for the wife three years ago when she was having a similar problem to what you described. It is not a cure all, but if part of the issue is due to nerve compression it may help. It works by hanging you by your feet and useing the weight of your upper body to stretch the spine back out, lessening the pressure on the nerves in your spine. Hope this helps. Back surgery is a bit of a hail mary thing IMO.

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Moble, Go to your local exercise equipment retailer and pick up an inversion table. I bought one at dick's for the wife three years ago when she was having a similar problem to what you described. It is not a cure all, but if part of the issue is due to nerve compression it may help. It works by hanging you by your feet and useing the weight of your upper body to stretch the spine back out, lessening the pressure on the nerves in your spine. Hope this helps. Back surgery is a bit of a hail mary thing IMO.
I have one. The only problem is when you have a sinus problem, it worsens when inverted.
But it is good for temporary relief.
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Dad has one , does not work for me .

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I have battled the ruptured disks for years. PT helped a lot and walking is a must do. The more you do it the better you feel. Take your pain meds about 30 min before the walk. After I got my broken heart I was on water pills to keep the fluids moving. That caused me to be low on Potassium and Magnesium. When I got the minerals back in the correct amounts I found I hurt less and my pain meds worked better. Because of my heart I can only take narcotic pain meds, NO NSAIDs like motrin. I hear ya on who will do your job and the Co-Pays. I'm putting off heart surgery until January because I don't have enough officers today let alone anyone to replace me and my health care spending account will refill 1-1-12. Once I make the big heart surgery co pay I will meet my max for the year and everything else will be covered. Told the wife I might get a boob job. I know it huts like heck @#@$&$%. Hang in and do everything you can to make it better.

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yoga, not the chanting stuff, but the stretching style is a great aid for back pain... I'll have to check out the essential oil suggestion!

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I can go on and on about the essential oils, but I won't. I use doTERRA brand. High quality and they cover many more things than just back pain. I use them for my overall health care.

As far as my back pain I use the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Supplements daily. That has eliminated my daily chronic back pain entirely. I still have stiffness, but no pain that I can tell. There are no pain killers in this stuff. Of course I ha my chronic back pain for nearly 40 years so I am pretty pretty used to pain. When I had the epidural cortisone injections in my lower back I did the first one with local anesthetic but after that I would forgo the local and I didn't see any difference. I know several people who tell me that the procedure is terribly painful. Hmmm.

I also occasionally use one of the doTERRA oil blends called Deep Blue in combination with Wintergreen, White Fir and Lemongrass.

Go to doTERRA Essential Oils for Everything Essential and look up your ailment. Its a search engine for essential oils.

I have become an independent consultant for doTERRA, just for full disclosure, but it is only because it has worked for me in many more ways than I can tell you. I'm not asking you to sign up with me I am only asking you to look into it for your yourself. I can probably connect any one of you with someone near you to learn more about them.

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here we are again . I went to the doc yesterday for another follow up and so far he is out of options since his practice is non surgical . He told me its about time to go see a surgeon and see whats up . Only thing different as far as pain goes is now my mid back has a disk taking dump along with my lower , throw some arthritis in the facet joints in the mix also . I have been doing good with my pain meds but damn they get old . Any one ever tried Nyucenta ? Im still on 10mg percs so I consider that doing good since its been over a year now .
I know everyone said to not let them cut on you but from what I have been reading its not like it use to be .

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