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The Sciatica is starting to Pass

Thankfully the sciatica is finally starting to pass.  I can finally get up off the couch or out of a chair without fighting.

I got a ride over to the clinic this morning to get checked again.  The doctor poked and prodded at my back for a few minutes and then told me that I had sciatica.  I told him that I already knew that.  Then he turned me over on my side and did some more poking and prodding.  I think he finally quit when he got the idea that in a minute I was going to put him in as much pain as I was feeling.

By the time I was finished, he gave me a prescription for some muscle relaxers and suggested that I go to physical therapy 3 days a week for an hour for the next three week.  I suggested that I go once a week.  These doctors really go overboard with physical therapy.  The last time that I went through physical therapy like he first suggested, I was flat on my back for almost 3 weeks.

He sent me right over to the physical therapy department for the first appointment.  I have no doubt that the therapist got her training at the Josef Mengele School of Physical Therapy.  The appointment lasted for about 15 minutes before I couldn’t take any more.

As I was leaving, one of the other therapists came over and told me to just put heat on it as much as I can and take the muscle relaxers.  I’m going to go sit in the hot tub at the YMCA a little later as that seemed to help the last time.

I did get told by the other therapist to take it easy on the bike riding, So I guess I will be on foot for a while.  This is one of those times when I really miss having my car.

 

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Chris Blackwood

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  • Thanks for the update, Chris. I’ve had this and physical therapy really helps. I’m a big believer in physical therapy, but you have to find a good one. There are lots out there that are not that great.

    Have a fabulous day. 🙂
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    • The physical therapy usually does help, but they always seem to send me to the therapist whose co-workers call her “Marta the Monster”. She starts out at the top of the pain spectrum and works her way up from there. The last time I had to see her, I felt worse than I did from the sciatica. I’m guessing that she was probably a pro wrestler before she became a therapist.

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Chris Blackwood

The sporadic musings, ramblings, and rants of a middle aged man who isn't exactly thrilled with the direction America is taking today. I'm extremely opinionated where news and politics are concerned. I call it like I see it and I don't mince any words. Life is too short to stay quiet.

If you like what you find here, please share it with your friends on your favorite social media sites. Sharing is caring...

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