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auntkay
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   Posted 8/1/2010 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
nono  I'm not sure i'm ready for this.My ortho dr. has me starting pt for my back, and from past experinces with pt for back pain all it did was make the pain worse. So i'm dreading tomorrow because my pain level already stays around a 6 or more. Wonder if i should go ahead and take something for pain before i go. Another thing is he wants me to go 3x a week for two weeks. I just hope i can handel it and not get into so much pain that i can't deal with.The last time i tried pt on my back my back was in better shape when i started than it is now and my pain levels went off the chart!!! I guess i just needed to rant for a min. I hope you all are having lpd and are doing well ((((((hugs))))) and tc.
 
 
     Kay

LLPLUV
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   Posted 8/1/2010 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
WOW I feel for you!!! yeah    You will find some of the members will come back and say they will NEVER do PT again. 
 
My husband had to rotary cuff surgeries and did PT throughout both.  He always took a pain pill 45 minutes before his appt.  His Physical Therapist told him to do so.  They will push you too your limits.  At least they did that with my hubby.  It was VERY painful.
 
I wish you luck on your PT and I really hope it does you some good and will be worth the torture  smilewinkgrin
 
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Chartreux
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   Posted 8/1/2010 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I guess Pt is different for different things, when your recovering from surgery
PT is supposed to be rough so they can get you back to performaces (shape)
but my PT for my pain is different in that I do very light not pushy exercises
and my pt does not push me, my low impact stuff is meant to help my balance
and to keep from being a couch potato, but on bad days he takes it slowly with
me and then afterwards uses the ultra sound and tens with either ice or heat..
and I use a recumbent bicycle at home, every other day, some days I can
only do 1/2 a minute and then today I did almost 5 minutes, just be up front and say
being pushy will not help...and you'll leave if they use the no pain no gain tactics...
Good luck to you...
(((((((((((((((((((((((((Kay))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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Retired Mom
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   Posted 8/1/2010 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I would suggest the pain meds before the PT too. This is what my PT recommended and I found I needed it! She was wonderful and never pushed me to do anything too painful. She also told me that PT was very different depending on the reason for it and what kind it was. Mine was after TLIF, so she wouln't allow anything that could harm the healing process.....and even went so far as to tell me NEVER to step on a treadmill again because the stress goes straight to the lower back. I have found that she was all too correct because walking is so painful in the lower back if I do too much (and by too much I mean very little).

I hope you have a great relationship with your PT and great results!
Retired Mom

Jim1969
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   Posted 8/1/2010 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Being this is your first appointment I would advise taking any pain medicine prior your appointment but have them with you so you can take one immediately afterwards.

This first appointment should be mostly an evaluation to see what you can do, can't do, what causes pain to increase, decrease etc, and if your pain is masked by pain meds you and the PT is not going to have an accurate base line.

After the first appointment I would suggest taking your pain meds a few minutes before the start of your session. That way they will be kicking in by the time you are done for the day but still will be able to more accurately judge your bodies pain response.


That's my opinion anyway.


I hope you have better luck that I did in my recent round of PT.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

sjkly
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   Posted 8/1/2010 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I was prescribed PT for a sprained shoulder/spine. It was the best thing I could have done. A few minutes of electric stim with ultra sound eliminated the worst of the pain and my PT treated me like I was made of spun glass. Very easy exersizes designed to relax the muscles-nothing difficult until the area had been spasm free for a few weeks then the strengthening exersizes.
I was very happy with PT. I think for muscle problems it is great.
For other types of problems it may not be so good-my OT for my hand (nerve problem) therapy hurts and it makes my arm ache all day.

skeye
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   Posted 8/1/2010 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Best of luck Kay! Just make sure you ice ice ice after PT!

hugs,
Skeye

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   Posted 8/2/2010 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   

 

   Just a quick note to say "Good luck today!" I hope you arnt in too much pain after your PT today. I hope you are able to get some exercises that are easy to do and will help you.

*warm hugg*
    dani


 
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And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
 
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auntkay
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   Posted 8/4/2010 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to let you all know that the pt is going well. The therapist is going slow and not pushing me to do anything that causes pain. She said if it hurts to back off she just wants me to strech things out for now. The massage she does before any exercises feels wonderful. Thanks for all the advise everyone here had to offer it really means alot to me.

thanks,Kay

Chartreux
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   Posted 8/4/2010 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad your first appointment went good...
I hope it continues to be good for you..
I like the ultra sound treatments...
((((((((((((((((((((((((Kay))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
healing hugz
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* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

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Retired Mom
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   Posted 8/5/2010 2:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeahhhh! I'm glad things went better for a change. You certainly deserve a break and a little compassion.
Retired Mom

auntkay
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   Posted 8/5/2010 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Just taking it one day at a time with fingers crossed!!!!!!

golitho
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   Posted 8/5/2010 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear it Auntkay,
I've been having hydrotherapy or aquatherapy and I'm really beginning to feel stronger, it seems to have taken longer than the last time I had it, I was getting a little despondent but I'm noticing the improvement now.
So slowly but surely Kay you will get there I'm sure. I also noticed some days I just can't do anything and other days I'm good. So don't be hard on yourself if you have a plateau period or feel you're not improving all the time.

I'm glad you posted I was wondering how you'd gone. Best wishes, golitho

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 8/6/2010 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello auntkay! Looks like the PT is going well for you. I missed Chat night, but plan on seeing you the next time.

  SE


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MIKEL99
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   Posted 8/6/2010 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
  Good luck Michael , you can do this bro . Don't do anything your not comfortable with , you don't have to engage in every excercise . Best of luck and keep the faith ! Mikel
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