Hi I am Georgiabelle

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   Posted 4/8/2010 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi, I'm new to the forum. I was diagnosed with fibro in 2003. I have my good times and not so good times, but try to stay active and engaged. My life is not what I thought it would be at this age (59), but it's good nevertheless.
I've been having a whole lot of lower back discomfort. My Dr. has adjusted me and although it helps temp. it doesn't take long before it comes right back. She recommended a specific kind of physical therapy called the "McKenzie" method. I've never heard of it and wondered if anyone here had? She said it was of great help to her and she thinks if I strengthen my back it would help alot with the pain.
Any thoughts?
Thank you,

Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 4/8/2010 4:20:00 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/8/2010 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Georgiabelle,

Although I haven't heard of this technique, I would like to welcome you to the forum none the less. I think you have come to a good place and you will find many friends here.

This is an awesome forum. Everybody is so kind and compassionate, and truly understand what you are going through. There is a lot of sharing here.

If you get a chance, check out fibro101. It is the second thread on the forum. There is a wealth of information there and I think you will find it interesting.

I am going to give your thread a topic. I hope that you don't mind. There will be more of a chance of people reading it that way.

I hope that you have had a good day today. Glad that you found us.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 4/8/2010 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Georgiabelle!
I also get my back adjusted, and I know what you mean.  It helps for awhile, but I always end up with the same "fault lines" being tight and painful, sometimes after a few weeks, sometimes after a few hours (if I don't slow up enough while driving over a dip or something!)  My latest game plan is to keep on keepin' on, taking my pain meds if necessary, and head it off at the pass.....at the moment, it seems to be working ok.  Tomorrow - who knows!?  I haven't  heard of the McKenzie method either, but I'll bet someone here has.  This is a really good place for fibromites to find understanding.smile
Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, mild liver damage, keloid scar tissue (from burn) on back, arthritis, lumbar disc damage, IBS, migraine,
Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam,  Effexor, Darvocet as needed
multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
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