My motto is, if you're not feeling pain from back injuries, try to keep it that way! I can explain some stretching and strengthening exercises for the lower back that could help you keep that part in shape. I was demonstrating tonight for all of my ailing family members about what they can do to strengthen their backs...it was pretty amusing.
As far as the shakiness, I am so not advanced enough to offer any insight into what may be causing that if it's not thyroid-related. I'm glad your thyroid checked out okay. Do you have copies of your labs?
Post Edited (Canyonbabe711) : 11/23/2007 10:14:12 PM (GMT-7)
Some stuff to try for your back:
Lie down on a hard surface, face-down, with your elbows right by your side. Now lift up on your elbows so that you are stretching your torso, push your arms up a bit, and look straight ahead. Hold it for several seconds, then rest and repeat.
Also try the cat-back, when you are on your hands and knees and stretch your back up towards the ceiling. Then try sitting up with a chair to your right, grasp the chair and turn while upright towards the side of the chair. Do a couple repeats of these exercises.
It will take a couple of days of these exercises to feel a noticeable difference but they are good ones...we use them in OMM all the time.
How's it going, Canyon? Are you feeling any better with the shakes?
With bad joints some of these techniques can get a little "iffy." You might try some work in the pool. Swimming is the best exercise you can get if you have musculoskeletal issues because you take all those weight-bearing issues away.
I am about 30 miles from SF. I was not aware of a osteopathic school around here. I was looking up some osteoporosis exercises and was surprised how different they are. It said bending and stretching were not recommended and I would have thought they would be. I think I will see what this "bone doctor " is like. Not an orthopedist but she deals in bone problems and osteoporosis. Just not sure what she is called. It isn't a rhematologist. I know I need another DEXA but then I also know I have the osteporosis so it would be just to keep track for future when I go on meds or whatever. Unfortunately for the osteo you need the weight bearing. Have you seen that vest they have where they just keep adding weights. Ugh.
All this calcium is really binding me up which I don't need.
I am feeling better. Almost normal, whatever that is. No shakes. Have appt with PCP tomorrow and have tons to go over. Asked for a long appt. Bet he can't wait. LOL