I do stretches on my Motorized Inversion Table, prescribed by my Ortho Spine Doc. It feels wonderful. When I'm slightly inverted it takes pain away, for me. I can do many exercises on it. Only the motorized works for me, no straps or anything and the thing ya lay on is very much padded, its made for the disabled and elderly. I do only Doc. prescribed exercises on it. It definetly helps me!! Also inversion is a very controversial subject always check with your doc. if it may be right for you. It was worth every penny, its from Teeter. When you do any exercises if it hurts you should stop, I get very stiff with no stretchies. Good Luck to you, Gentle Hugs,...............................Debi
Marieh and Caprice, Sorry, I forgot to add I'm fused from L-2,3 to S1, with my right bottom cheek mostly numb, and right leg problems. After my inversion I get in my Spa....My NEAR fall happened in '01 it took a good 9 yrs.for me to figure out you need to pamper yourself a bit. :^)
I have myofascial pain syndrome and was injured twice by physical therapists (made me much worse) . I have a normal MRI it is muscular and scar tissue. So, what is working for me is walking, Flexeril, Limbrel 500 (a natural NSAID) and now I have done 4 biofeedback sessions and a bunch of accupunture and I'm finally not getting set back and the pain has gone down somewhat. I found that I was hyperventillating (biofeedback told me this) and that creats the fight or flight which increases adreneline and triggers the nerves to make the muscles spasms. I'm also taking about 300mg of slow magnesium. I still need an answer about the McKenzie method. thanks marieh9
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