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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

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.

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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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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.

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