BULGING DISC IN YOUR BACK EXPLAINED…

Two great infographics from Pinterest which explains all about bulging discs.

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REVIEW, ONE MONTH ON OF POSTURE CORRECTING SHIRT FOR BACK AND SPINAL PAIN…

A month ago I wrote a review on the posture correcting Shirt from ActivePosture.co.uk which has NeruoBand technology to help with back and spinal pain. Since then I have worn it a lot more often and for longer periods especially while working on my laptop or travelling.

These posture correcting shirts are to help relieve pain and realign your shoulders and spine. I guess I am the perfect candidate to review this top as I have both lumbar and cervical problems after both areas have had spinal fusion surgeries. Good posture is important for anyone with or without problems and the NeuroBand Technology in these shirts works by providing resistance to different areas of your body which helps to pull your spine and shoulders into the right position.

After wearing it over the last four weeks I have noticed my neck and shoulder pain is less which I am sure is due to the top. I am someone who prefers loose clothing so the tightness of this top was something I had to get used to in the beginning but then, strangely enough, it doesn’t feel as tight the more you wear it. It says to hand wash in cold water which is how I washed it and the shirt washes well.  It’s strange as the minute you take the shirt off you feel a sense of your muscles altering like you have just had a work out in the gym or a swim.

You can definitely feel a gentle reminder to pull your shoulders back while sitting at a desk. I would normally have to get up several times and lift my shoulders up and down because of my pain. I also find this top a great support if I am going on a long car/train journey and would highly recommend it for travel. All in all, I have definitely benefitted from wearing the posture correcting shirt and will continue wearing it. With a 30 day money back guarantee available with the shirt where can you go wrong?

COMPLIMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES FOR PAIN… MY BOOK JUST PUBLISHED WHOOP…

Therapy book

I finally finished my book and with the help of a friend produced a brilliant cover, don’t you think?

Why I wrote this book…

If, like me, you find that some alternative treatments can help with your pain, albeit through a placebo effect, then this book may be of interest to you.

Back pain affects 80% of the population at some point in their lives. Mine as most of you will know, started in my late Twenties, with extremely debilitating low back pain. Treatment in the first years consisted of physiotherapy and manipulation by an osteopath and chiropractor, but eventually surgery was the only option.

After undergoing four major spinal operations with numerous complications which included a life-threatening episode, you begin to realise that time is a gift. Many a day I’ve felt despair, rage and profound disappointment that I could not do certain jobs. My life has changed so much over the years that I can hardly believe it.

I was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (an incurable, painful condition which manifests itself in fatigue, insomnia, stiffness, IBS and pain throughout the body) and I realised that something had to be done when, after manically tidying up my house, I felt bereft at the lack of mess to clear up. Time was the key – how I used it and with whom I spent it became very important to me.

So I decided to write this book in my quest to find an alternative/complementary therapy that can help with my pain. Although I have tried many types of treatment, mainly for my back pain, I have not actually
had every treatment listed in this book.

It lists over 50 treatments for pain relief. The list is “by no means exhaustive” but provides a genuine
attempt to offer information to those who may be reaching desperation in their quest to find a solution to chronic spinal pain. 􀀁 􀀁 􀀁 􀀁 􀀁

THE AGONY OF SCIATICA…

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Sciatica is caused by the pressure of a slipped disc on the root of the sciatic nerve which results in pain down the leg, in the buttock or thigh.

My back went out while making the bed a couple of months ago and since then I keep getting bouts of sciatica. It’s strange how nature can help you to forget how painful this condition is, I guess like delivering a baby. But painful it is, sitting, bending, driving a car, lying in bed – whatever position you are in the pain is still there.

I’ve tried heat pads and muscle relaxants as well as my usual medications which seem to help a little but it still keeps popping its head up quite a lot at the moment. If you have never suffered from this sort of pain then you cannot truly know how awful it is.

I can only say that I have sympathy for anyone suffering from this quite debilitating condition and if anyone knows of any tip to help with this pain then please post it on here.