Sunday, 29 April 2007

Questions to ask professionals etc about back pain relief methods.


It is very important when you are considering any treatments for your back pain/sciatica etc and especially the more invasive treatments and surgery to ask questions so you really understand what the treatment will do for you.

Here is a list of questions you may want to ask about general treatments.
  • Are there waiting lists for the treatment options? If so how long?
  • How many sessions of treatment will I need?
  • What do you hope to achieve with these sessions...how will I know they are helping me?
  • Can you explain to me exactly which muscles/nerves etc are involved and how they affect me?
  • What exactly is the medication you are prescribing and what are the side effects of the medication you are prescribing?
  • Will the medication and any herbal remedies I am using affect each other?
  • (Take in a list of all prescribed and non prescribed medications/herbal/supplements etc you take)
  • What happens if this doesn't work?
  • Could I be worse off after the treatment?
  • What are the risks?
  • Will I need to do any maintenance? If so what?
  • How many appointments will I need? How frequently?
  • What exactly will this treatment do for me?
  • How much will it all cost?
  • Do I need an MRI / CAT scan/X Ray or any other tests?
  • Is there a waiting list?
  • What is the difference between these ?
  • What will these be able to tell you about my condition?
  • Is there a money back guarentee if the treatment does not work?
  • Is there anything I should/must avoid doing?
I will post more about questions to ask if considering surgery soon.

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Lose The Back Pain System
Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-

7 Day Back Pain Cure
This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful.
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Friday, 20 April 2007

Explaining Pain

NOTE ON RECORDING PAIN.

One of the issues with back pain and sciatica is that it can often be a hidden condition, you might look fine but you are in pain. No one can see it and it can be difficult to understand as the way we feel pain and interpret it can be different and very real for each person. Pain can be very subjective and difficult to describe accurately. Yet often you may need to be clear about your level and type of pain. In order to facilitate understanding you can try describing your pain levels on a scale of 0-10.

It is especially helpful when talking with professionals as you both then are talking from the same scale and can see how you are progressing. If you want to you can keep a "Pain diary" or a "Pain free diary" or worksheet to record your progress. This is especially useful if you are following a course of treatment and want to see how it is working for you. 

You can make your own scale up, or look around to see what others have used. As long as you share your codings with the person you are talking with about your health it doesn't matter...

This is the one I used which you are welcome to ..

0 = totally pain free
1-2=very mild, slightly nagging only occasional. Can do anything.
3=mild, annoying, still more pain free than painful. Can be affected by certain activities/interventions. Feel the need to take care.
4-5=moderate, intrusive when occurs, pain and pain free times about equal. Can be affected /eased by certain activities/interventions.
6=moderate to severe when occurs. Still not all the time but when occurs painful and affects what I can do. Activities limited. Pain relief interventions necessary.
7=Moderate to severe. More painful times than pain free. When occurs painful and affects what I can do and is debilitating. Activities restricted and interventions essential. Affects my ability to work when it occurs.
8=severe. Painful almost all the time. Doesn't seem to matter what I do or don't do. Everything is painful. Affects my quality of life. Affects my ability to work. Affects me emotionally/mentally as well as physically. Pain relief interventions crucial.
9=very severe. Always painful. Affects quality of life. Very debilitating. Affects me emotionally/mentally as well as physically. Affects my ability to work. Pain relief interventions crucial.
10.=Extremely severe. Affects everything. Activities severely limited. Unbearable. Affects me emotionally /mentally as well as physically. Cannot work. Pain relief interventions crucial and essential.

Take care
jasmine ann

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Lose The Back Pain System
Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-


7 Day Back Pain Cure
This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful.
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Tuesday, 17 April 2007

MRI scans, hints and tips...


A friend of mine is going for an MRI scan soon and we were talking about what it is like and how to be more relaxed and comfortable with the process. So here are just a few tips if you are going for a MRI scan.
  • You will need to complete a form before you go in about any medical conditions so its worth getting there a little early to allow a few minutes for that.
  • Do check with them before you have it but i hear that if you wear joggers and a T shirt , or clothing with no metal eg zips and if you are female wear a sports bra(again as you can get ones with no clips), you wont need to change.
  • If you don't wear these type of clothes and you are having a body scan you may be asked to wear one of their oh so flattering gowns , those flappy ones with ties at the back! I wish i had known about wearing joggers etc before i had mine!
  • While in the scanner, do try to relax as much as possible. Its individual but i found it best to close my eyes and try to think myself on a lovely beach...
  • Take in a favorite CD and they will play it for you . It helps to relax you and you may as well enjoy your music while you are in there. The scanner is noisy so it is nice to have something else to focus on.
  • They will give you a button to press if you feel you need to stop. I found this reassuring although i didn't need to use it. Although no one can stay in the room with you they are not far away and they were so nice and kept checking on me and telling me what was happening.
  • If you know you are very claustrophobic do alert your health care provider when you are referred for the scan and tell them again when they do the scan so they can be aware. It is my understanding that if needed and arranged sedation can be made available if necessary.
  • Make sure you are as comfortable as possible as you will need to lie still for around 20 - 45 mins depending on the scan.
  • In my experience having a scan was fine, i would not mind if i had to have another one and it was much better than i thought it would be.
If you have any experience, tips or comments on MRI scans and you are happy to share them love to hear from you :)

All the best
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Lose The Back Pain System
Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-


7 Day Back Pain Cure
This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful.
Follow Jasmine Ann Raintree's board Back And Sciatic Pain Strategies. on Pinterest.

Saturday, 14 April 2007

Personal review of the Lose the Back Pain System.

My personal view of the "Lose the back pain system" .

I have mentioned the Lose the back pain System several times now on this blog and thought i should explain more about it. I tried many other treatments which did not work for me, or just helped temporarily. After a LOT of searching around and spending more money on treatments that did not work than i care to remember, this is the main thing which helped me and i would like to share what it is about with you.

The "Lose the Back Pain System" was developed by massage therapist, Steven Hefferon and fitness trainer, Jesse Cannone together, with help from doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals.


What do you get?
An online or physical version...
  • DVD 1 is very educational detailing information about muscle imbalances and covers the assessments. The self assessments are a key aspect to the program because you identify what muscle imbalances you have and then can see which corrective exercises you will need to follow.
  • DVD 2 All of the stretches and exercises in the system are demonstrated by Steve and Jesse themselves. This makes it very easy for you to check your form and make sure you are doing them as they should be done.
  • Three audio CDs which introduce the whole concept and approach, and discuss pain reduction strategies you can use to help you manage your pain. If you have been diagnosed with a specific condition such as herniated disc, sciatica etc. the third CD covers specific recommendations, techniques and treatments in addition to addressing your muscle imbalances.
  • A Reference Manual, including photos and instructions, and pain reduction strategies.
  • A Personal Workbook for you to create your custom treatment plan.
  • Personal Support to help you help yourself get the most out of the program.
The huge positives for me are;
  • Clear simple instructions
  • Outstanding support service.
  • Huge amount of information and expertise
The support service is incredibly valuable and in my opinion the staff on support are warm, caring and compassionate people with good solid advice.

I had waited so long and felt so isolated that when I finally found someone to actually "LISTEN" to me I was thrilled 

...Yes there are a lot of books around on stretching, but generic stretching did not work for my back condition, in fact i just got worse.


The big difference i found is that you learn why muscle imbalances are so important, you do assessments so you know which muscles need to be stretched and strengthened , and get a step by step guide.

In addition after months of treatments and pain and trying lots of things this Lose the back pain system WORKED FOR ME :)

This system does require a few minutes every day investment of your time and effort. Personally I saw improvements in 3 weeks and was able to resume a much more normal life within 3 months. Now considering I had my back issues for over 7 months, tried many other treatments which had not worked, and had been referred to a neurosurgeon with the thinking I may need surgery, this for me was great!

Is it worth it?
Yes I knew when I was looking for a solution that I did not want just another book. Of course there are many other back pain remedies, exercises, lotions and potions out there but here you will find a solid system, guys and staff that really care.

It is your job to consider carefully any choices for the care of your back.

This is my personal view from my heart how it was for me and that it is a choice for you to seriously consider.

CHECK OUT WHAT THESE GUYS HAVE TO SAY !!
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Lose The Back Pain System
Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-


7 Day Back Pain Cure
This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful.
Follow Jasmine Ann Raintree's board Back And Sciatic Pain Strategies. on Pinterest.

Thursday, 12 April 2007

Are “Sweet dreams” possible with pinched sciatic nerve symptoms and back pain? Twelve top sleep tips.

Are you tired of being tired? Here are twelve top sleep tips for you to try.

It’s amazing what a good night’s sleep can do. You feel refreshed, invigorated and ready to face the challenges of the day. Well for many of us with experience of a bad back, pinched sciatic nerve symptoms, backache and the anxiety and stress caused by back pain, that feeling is just a distant dream….

Why is sleep so important? You know if you don’t get a good nights sleep how you feel but what is it doing to your body? It is said that most people need around 8 hours of sleep each might, some need more and some can do with less, if you have back pain or sciatica symptoms you may well be trying to cope on a lot less than 8 hours.

The fact is we have to sleep in order for our minds and bodies to repair and function properly and it is detrimental to us to lose too much sleep too often. Sleep deprivation in addition to making you feel tired and quite possibly irritable and depressed, may also lead to a weakened immune system, an inability to concentrate and increased stress and anxiety. So it is important that you, the professionals treating you and your loved ones take it seriously.

Twelve sleep tips Bedtime Routine
Stick to a bedtime routine. Relax before bed. You may find it helpful not to watch any exciting films or a challenging game and to be calm as possible an hour or so before bed. Some people find having a TV in the bedroom unhelpful when trying to sleep. If that is your experience ban it to the lounge! Have a warm bath or shower before bed. Get into your most comfy nightwear and have soft clean bedding. You may want to use a heat pad or hot water bottle for a while before bed, but do not use on your back while you are in bed.

Your Sleep Enviroment.
Make your bedroom a place of peace and calm. No work should be here, no kids’ toys, no clutter. Ensure that your bedroom is at the correct temperature for you. Try to dim the lights about an hour or so before you go to bed. Try the age old remedy of a few drops of lavender under your pillow to help relax you.

De-Stress
Play relaxing music or a de-stress CD every night as you go to sleep. I have found this one of the best ways to drift off to sleep naturally even when I have had quite severe back pain and pinched sciatic nerve symptoms. 



Stimulants
Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol and any stimulants several hours before bed. Drink plenty of good quality water throughout the day. Relaxing herbal teas at night may help.

Massage and other complimentary therapies.
If it is safe for you to have a massage and you can persuade your partner to give you a very gentle relaxing massage a few basic techniques can be learnt quite quickly. It may be best to avoid the painful areas and just concentrate on relaxation with some lovely relaxing oils such as lavender. Sometimes even just a hand massage can be very soothing while playing relaxation music. If you can have a professional massage on a regular basis this may help your back pain as well. If you are asking a massage therapist to work on your back do ensure they are qualified, certified and have a good knowledge of back pain and sciatica symptoms. You may also like to consider other complimentary therapies such as Reiki, Reflexology and Acupuncture by a qualified practitioner to see if they help you.

Mattress.
Check your mattress. You should replace it every 10 years as a minimum. Consider a memory foam mattress topper or other bed that suits your back. Do try any bed out properly and/or get one that has a money back guarantee. This is even more vital if you have back pain and sciatica symptoms as it is so important you get quality rest…

Breathing
Deep controlled breathing can help control stress and pain.

Muscle relaxation
Try progressive muscle relaxation techniques.

Stretches
Do your back care stretches after your warm bath or shower and before you go to bed.For a great corrective, targetted stretching and strengthening system go to Lose the back pain

Sleep Positions.
Experiment which sleep positions suit you best while you have a bad back. Try lying on your side with a pillow between your knees. We are all different but many people who have back pain often find it painful or exacerbate their condition if they lie on their stomachs so avoid it if this affects you. Try placing a towel or blanket under your hips to give you more support. Full length body pillows can be very good especially if you find you roll over onto your back during the night, some people use two or pillows on one side to keep them in a good sleep position.




Doctor.
If you have back pain and pinched sciatic nerve symptoms and are consistently having difficulty sleeping, which is affecting your life, do speak with your doctor.

Dont lie there aggravated.
If all else fails then don’t lie there aggravated, that will only increase your stress levels and make you even less likely to get any sleep. Do not beat yourself up about not being able to sleep. Know that you are not alone with this problem… Get up and have a walk around, do some stress reduction techniques and your back care stretches then go back to bed. Don’t clock watch; if you do you will just make yourself even more agitated. Alert your family that you may get up during the night and there is no need for fuss.

Also do bear in mind that it is also very important how you get out of bed in the morning, watch the video below to show you a safe way.




Sweet dreams…..

It is vital if you have back pain and pinched sciatic nerve symptoms that you ask questions, do your research and learn as much as you can. Feel free to visit my website at Sciatica Sleep Solutions for more back pain articles, hints and tips on dealing with back pain with regard to sleep, solutions and inspiration. No one cares about your back like you do. It is important you are proactive in your care and treatment. 7 Day Back Pain Cure
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Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-

7 Day Back Pain Cure
This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful.
Follow Jasmine Ann Raintree's board Back And Sciatic Pain Strategies. on Pinterest.

Saturday, 7 April 2007

Planning taking your bad back on vacation? Read my back pain story travel tips first!

Here are some hot tips on travelling with back issues. I hope you find them useful.

We all need a break, and if you have back pain, pinched sciatic nerve symptoms, backache and stress you probably need one more than most. Holidays are great, a time to relax, be with the family, play with the kids, explore, romance your loved one…or are they?

If you have back problems you may be thinking it is easier to stay at home. For many of us with back pain and sciatica symptoms just the very thought of a long journey, a strange bed, a lot of sitting, standing and travelling just doesn’t seem worth it.
Part of my back pain story is that with the onset of a ruptured disc and back pain I gave up holidays, and so did my family. That was just a miserable time for us all. Then I thought there must be a way. Whether it is a short trip or a long haul flight here are some tried and tested travel tips.
1. Before you travel with your bad back.
  • First it is important you contact your doctor to see if you are safe to travel with your back condition.


  • Check you can get proper travel insurance and do shop around and make sure you are well covered.


  • If you require medication for back pain make sure you carry enough for the duration of your travels and take some extra in case of delays. Ensure you carry your medications in your hand luggage and in their original labelled containers. Check with airline before booking your flights for the latest regulations on this. Do take all your back care medications and anything else that helps your back pain and sciatic nerve symptoms, like heat pads, with you in had luggage.


  • If you are flying try to book an aisle seat. This makes it so much easier for when you need to get in and out, gives you slightly more room if you need to stretch out a bit and means you won’t have to bother other people so much.


  • Pack as lightly as possible, especially if you are carrying your luggage. If possible use suitcases with wheels; they are great if you have a bad back. You may be able to buy some things you need when you get there. Check out the clothes washing facilities and then pack accordingly.


  • Pack some relaxation music or stress reduction CD's to use on the plane. They will help you relax more and ease tension.




  • Check your destination. Is it easy for you to get around? If you find steps difficult are there any you will have to negotiate? What are the medical facilities? How much walking will you need to do to get around? How far is your destination from the airport? Will there be a long car or coach journey? You need to know what you can handle comfortably with your back problems and book accordingly.
2. While waiting for your transport.
  • If you find sitting aggravates your pinched sciatic nerve symptoms and back ache, keep moving about before your journey. You will have a lot of sitting to do so take the opportunity to walk about, stand up and stretch. Do not sit down unless necessary.


  • Give yourself plenty of time to get to your airport or port. You do not want to be getting stressed and rushing. Get there a little earlier than you need to then you will remain relaxed.
3. During a flight.
  • Drink lots of water on the flight. Particularly if you are taking back pain medication and as you are at altitude your body will easily get dehydrated which is not good for anyone and especially not if you have back pain and disc problems. However the easy solution is to keep drinking water and to avoid tea, coffee and alcohol as these only dehydrate you further.
  • Move around as much as possible and at least once an hour get out of your seat and walk up and down the aisles. If you are following a back care stretching and strengthening back pain exercise system then try to do some of these. Check out lose the back pain for an excellent system. Do be courteous to other passengers but it is possible to do especially the standing ones in the aisles or in the galley part if you request politely of the cabin crew at times when it is not too busy.
  • Try not to fall asleep. This can be difficult but it is better to stay awake and move than to fall asleep and be in an uncomfortable position which may aggravate your back pain.


  • When in your seat, use the pillows and take a lumbar support if you need to help you get in the most comfortable position you can. Airline seats were not designed for people with back pain but there is a lot you can do with blankets and pillows to make yourself less uncomfortable. If it helps you put your feet on a raised area to bring your knees and hips in a better alignment, you will need to experiment with this.
  • Do ask for assistance; do not try to struggle with putting luggage in the overhead bins etc.
4. Travelling by car
  • The advantage of driving is that it does give you the freedom to stop whenever it is safe to do so. However driving and sitting in one position for long periods of time can be hard on your back. Whether you are the driver or passenger try to stop every hour. Get out and walk around, stretch and get the circulation going again. Drink lots of water. Use a lumbar support and heat pads if they work for you. Move the seat around so you are as comfortable as possible. If you usually drive, see if you can share the driving.
  • If it is your own car you will hopefully have established the most comfortable positions for you. If you are hiring a car try to check out how the seating suits you and take your supports, a small pillow etc to mould the seat to you if it is not right.
5. Travelling by coach and train.
  • Try to get an aisle seat and take every opportunity to stand up, get off, walk around and do your back pain exercises. Do not worry about people looking at you. It is better for your bad back that you do them. It is not worth being in pain for the sake of a little embarrassment. Try to limit your journeys by coach or choose a journey where there are many stops. By train make frequent walks up and down the aisles.
6. At your destination
  • If your destination is a long drive from the airport do consider staying in a nearby hotel/motel for one night so you can relax, do your back pain exercises and get in the pool if there is one. I have found this invaluable and make it so much easier to tolerate longer flights.
  • No one knows your back like you do and it is your job to be aware of its needs.
  • Do watch out for activities that are advised against for people with back pain or disc problems. It is often in the small print so be careful. Ask in advance of booking trips how long you will be sat in a coach or car so you can plan accordingly.
  • In the bedroom use all the pillows to make your bed as comfortable as possible and ask for more if you need them. The thing I find hardest is leaving my memory foam mattress behind but I find lots of pillows and a blanket or towel under my hips for support helps my back a lot.
  • If there is a pool and it is safe for you to do so, use it. Water therapy helps many people with back pain and it is a good opportunity to do your back care stretches in the water.
  • When on holiday do keep up with any back pain exercises you need to do. This is not the time to cut back on what you need to keep your back healthy. Continue to drink more water, have good nutrition and do your back care stretches and exercise regularly.
Feel free to visit my website at My Pet Back Relief for more articles, information, solutions to help, hints and tips on back pain in everyday life, inspiration and where i share my back pain story.
And finally…
Have a great time and enjoy yourself, you so deserve it!
jasmine ann
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Lose The Back Pain System
Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-

7 Day Back Pain Cure
This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful.
Follow Jasmine Ann Raintree's board Back And Sciatic Pain Strategies. on Pinterest.

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

Travel tips for back pain

HI ,

I'm just back from a trip away and it was lovely to have a nice break. I really appreciate my travels now as i could not travel at all for about a year when i had severe back pain and sciatica symptoms. Well that is a bit of an understatement...for me travelling or going on holiday was a very distant dream ,for a long time i couldnt cope with more than a 30 minute car journey from my home!


More on back pain ,sciatica and travelling on my website www.mypetback.com but a few tips to share with you now i hope you find useful.



We all need a break, and if you have back pain, pinched sciatic nerve symptoms, backache and stress you probably need one more than most. Holidays are great, a time to relax, be with the family, play with the kids, explore, romance your loved one…or are they?
If you have back problems you may be thinking it is easier to stay at home. For many of us with back pain and sciatica symptoms just the very thought of a long journey, a strange bed, a lot of sitting, standing and travelling just doesn’t seem worth it.
Part of my back pain story is that with the onset of a ruptured disc and back pain I gave up holidays, and so did my family. That was just a miserable time for us all. Then I thought there must be a way. Whether it is a short trip or a long haul flight here are some tried and tested travel tips.
Before you travel with your bad back.
  • First it is important you contact your doctor to see if you are safe to travel with your back condition.


  • Check you can get proper travel insurance and do shop around and make sure you are well covered.


  • If you require medication for back pain make sure you carry enough for the duration of your travels and take some extra in case of delays. Ensure you carry your medications in your hand luggage and in their original labelled containers. Check with airline before booking your flights for the latest regulations on this. Do take all your back care medications and anything else that helps your back pain and sciatic nerve symptoms, like heat pads, with you in had luggage.


  • If you are flying try to book an aisle seat. This makes it so much easier for when you need to get in and out, gives you slightly more room if you need to stretch out a bit and means you won’t have to bother other people so much.


  • Pack as lightly as possible, especially if you are carrying your luggage. If possible use suitcases with wheels; they are great if you have a bad back. You may be able to buy some things you need when you get there. Check out the clothes washing facilities and then pack accordingly.


  • Pack some relaxation music or stress reduction CD's to use on the plane. They will help you relax more and ease tension. Visit my website www.mypetback.com on the "Inspiration " page for a great stress reduction program by Dick Supthen.




  • Check your destination. Is it easy for you to get around? If you find steps difficult are there any you will have to negotiate? What are the medical facilities? How much walking will you need to do to get around? How far is your destination from the airport? Will there be a long car or coach journey? You need to know what you can handle comfortably with your back problems and book accordingly.
While waiting for your transport.
  • If you find sitting aggravates your pinched sciatic nerve symptoms and back ache, keep moving about before your journey. You will have a lot of sitting to do so take the opportunity to walk about, stand up and stretch. Do not sit down unless necessary.


  • Give yourself plenty of time to get to your airport or port. You do not want to be getting stressed and rushing. Get there a little earlier than you need to then you will remain relaxed.
More on travelling ....by planes ,trains and automobiles(!) next time...




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Lose The Back Pain System
Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-


7 Day Back Pain Cure
This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful.
Follow Jasmine Ann Raintree's board Back And Sciatic Pain Strategies. on Pinterest.