DoubleDelight write: Seeme said "i get adjusted at least once a mth and have a jetted tub in my bathroom-"
O man, aren't jetted tubs awesome? Jacuzzis are great- Bubbling in one right now would be wonderful!
I am really glad to hear you are feeling better now, Seeme. DD
ohhhhhhhhhhh yes---and alot of fun if sharing the space with a great man!!!!!!
and yes better--i still have a slight pinched nerve in my neck---buttttttttt not as bad as it was---my wish for you is that whatever you need to do will be the best for you---today they can do so much more than 20 yrs ago
I know I might sound like a commercial cuz I said this in the other post--but the Select Comfort Sleep Number bed is great if you deal with back, neck, hip, joint pain. Everyone in my family has one now.
For me I passed out from the chiropractor...had to give that up... then physical therapy was good for all of 15 minutes 'cause it set off the other trigger points so I walked out just as bad or worse than I walked in...Injections in my shoulders and back started to deteriorate my skin so I had to stop that and the vitamin therapy got me sick!....Now I get major migraines that last for 4 days...caffiene helps them! But I keep going and sometimes I sit and cry! and that's ok ...It just gets overwhelming sometimes!
DoubleDelight write: I have Fibromyalgia. Basically means a hell of a lot of pain. I play, I pay. I love to ride and enjoy life, so I try to ride as a second on a comfy bike, which can be simply riding with someone on any bike where they don't pop the clutch a lot, or slam on the brakes. The bike I ride has been adjusted to be as comfy as possible. I love to ride fast, love curves, and think riding is like making love in the open air. i just have to take shorter rides. No 8 hrs of solid riding for me!
DD I suffer severley from fibromyalgia....If I'm not in pain I'm fatigued....It changed my life with a motorcycle accident! I probably had it in my back for quite sometime before but the trauma to my body when I took that hit on the payvment with my bike 'caused the trigger points throughout my body react that I wouldn't be able to move my legs or get out of bed for up to 4 days at a shot.....It's better now but I must take pain medication most of my days to get through it...The worst part for me was acceptance.....but today I know my boundries and can only ride for a certain amount of hours till I need to get off and stretch....and the cold forget it!....and there will be times I can't......Horrible illness and it's lifetime!....So I try to stay positive 'cause I can do more today than I could 2 yrs ago!......Mo
Hi DD, I too have nerve damage going on and I have to be real real careful who works on me. I have gone to chiro's who have made me worse instead of better, like you. I was lucky to find one who's wife suffers from the same thing that I have and he has made it his speciality. If you ever make it up to these parts I will take you over to see him. He is also in to holistic therapies. :) Anyway, sounds like you are in good hands and I hope you are feeling better.
Thanks for letting me know what works for you. Had a great tme in spite of the monster migraine I had on the trip. Been sleeping a lot since I got home and had a healer friend do some energy work. Someone from BK, as a matter of fact.
The last 2 times I got an adjustment from a Chiro, (2 different ones), I ended up in the ER, so it's time for stronger measures once we get some good pics from the MRI. I am a massage therapist, so I do some work on myself-lol- and find it's getting too severe to have anybody work on me, since there is obvious nerve damage going on. Hope you had a great weekend. Please feel the wind for me, when you are flying on your Vulcan next time, k?
LadyVulcan write: Sorry that your trip was hampered by migraines, DD. I too have degenerative disc damage in my neck and back.... and, to date nothing has wHAOorked except Vioxx. That has now been pulled from the shelves as most of us know. I now do traction two to three times a week, take Aleve or Ibprofen. I bought a h-o-t tub. If I am real lucky I will treat myself to a deep tissue massage... I get regular adjustments once a month. For me? That is as good as it gets. I hope you find a happy medium on what will work for you.... you kind of just learn to live with it.
i was rear-ended 3x's in metro atlanta the 2nd being the worst--i get adjusted at least once a mth and have a jetted tub in my bathroom--also deep tissue massage helps--but it is sooooooo much better than when i was going thru it--has steriod shots in my neck and what i call double migrane headaches everyday by 4pm for over a mth
so DD my heart goes out to you--pain is hard to live with and the worst thing is the ppl around you get tired of hearing how you feel
Revolutinary passion said "I'm hoping that something will come along that will finally relieve my pain, but from my past experience (12-13 years) of being on different pain relievers...it's always best to find out EVERYTHING about the side effects first and foremost and then decide if they are something you can deal with."
Rev: That was one of the great things about running the support group. I made up lists with tables for side affects related to many meds. I am an anti-meds kind of person, prefer to do everything I can naturally, through exercise, etc. Tried everything-supplements, Chinese herbs, diet, even got a dog. After 3 months of owning the dog-she was a stubborn little thing I adopted- she helped blow out all the scar tissue build up around my shoulders and neck. Getting her was probably the best thing I have done! She would drag the leash this way and that way. Strong little dog! It pizzed me off at the time, until I realized my range of motion had opened up a tremendous amount. Then, I was happy to have her be so stubborn, on our walks anyway.
Sorry that your trip was hampered by migraines, DD. I too have degenerative disc damage in my neck and back.... and, to date nothing has worked except Vioxx. That has now been pulled from the shelves as most of us know. I now do traction two to three times a week, take Aleve or Ibprofen. I bought a h-o-t tub. If I am real lucky I will treat myself to a deep tissue massage... I get regular adjustments once a month. For me? That is as good as it gets. I hope you find a happy medium on what will work for you.... you kind of just learn to live with it.
Awesome! Hi, and thank you to everybody who posted here recently.
It is amazing how many people have chronic and or severe pain. People who haven't been there/done that sometimes don't get what spiritual determination it can take to carry on, be the best you can, be the most productive you can and ENJOY everything you can. Physical pain drains energy from a body like water from the bathtub when you pull the plug. Sssshhooop, gurgle,gurgle. Then, there you are, flat out, meditating, massaging, meDicating, doing whatever you can do to get through it and back up on your feet, or two wheels. : )
Two skis, One Life.
My own personal experience when my body started crashing with all this was a real wake up call. A young, seemingly bright female Dr. told me, "Oh, you'll be back up and back to work in no time." She ignored the fact that I had this problem going on for awhile, because she didn't have the file in front of her face. The light bulb went off in my head as I was leaving her office. I thought, "I am a strong self-assured woman. What the H*ell is going to happen to all the other people, especially women when they are faced with this kind of 'educated' ignorance???!!! I decided then and there to put my personal pain to good use. I started a local Support Group, went International. Sometimes I did p*hone calling, organized speakers, newsletters, and mothering from my bed. That's when I couldn't sit up any longer.
I learned how to have fun with my son and give him a great life. Volunteered, set up tons of fun stuff for him to do out in the backyard, right outside my sliding window, so we could talk back and forth while he played baseball, had his friends over for water fun, playing and camping out in a huge tent, and much more.
Nothing in this world can stop me. That's what I thought, until I was hit by a freight train called:pain.
Now, it takes fine tuning and focus. Re-focus and "I think I can, I think I can." Toot-toot!
Still waiting for that big MRI. Hugs and best wishes,
Aww DD, Ive read about that..and have a cousin that has that..It is alot of pain..I hope ur seeing a good Dr? Your in our prayers girl..
Thanks for the sweet words!
I take Neurontin: It's known to help a lot with pain; not a narcotic. I do take it @ night 'cause it is relaxing. It is also great for migraine stoppage.
I was a support group leader for 3 yrs and an international sgl for 5. I only stopped when my son asked me to stop taking 'all those calls'.
We all just do the best we can...