That's the thing HC - I don't need to take regular painkillers as I'm not in that much pain - I suppose the stiffness is making me move in ways I shouldn't so that is why I'm doing the yoga. I'll try the acupuncture - I've never had it before so cannot give an opinion on it but I've had pain and injuries before and I know my body and I'm not keen on putting something into my body unnecessarily - anyway onwards and upwards
I'm suffering from degenerative discs and have been referred to an orthapaedic person. Saw her yesterday and she advised me to give up running which I can deal with but she also then said stop doing yoga and take paracetamol every day in the recommended dose. Some yoga poses do aggravate my back and I know which they are so don't do them but surely for the rest of my body yoga must help. Also I don't really suffer much pain but have stiffness mainly in my buttocks which is bearable so don't at present don't take any painkillers - I occasionally have an ibuprofen but not very often. She is going to do accupuncture at a later date - I also do pilates which helps. Would be interested to know if anyone else has done this and what benefits it gives. Thanks
I've been on you tube and found some quite good demonstrations of Swiss Ball technique - it's been quite an amusing few days chez Green Eyes I've been doing yoga for about a year - and pilates for a couple of years - I'm hoping for my appointment within the next month - I really want to see the x-ray - have just had a report which I kind of understand but to see what's what would be better !! Whereabouts in Norfolk are you ? Norfolk is lovely
I've just invested in a Swiss Ball - wish I'd got one earlier - only had it a couple of days and already noticing a big difference in my core and my back feels a bit better as a result - a bit bad that you won't be seen till the end of June Snawbaw - try ringing up and getting an earlier one - it can't as it seems a long time to wait ! hope you get it sorted soon - I'm still waiting for my appointment so who knows !!