New Dr.

By Ralph Latest Reply 2012-01-07 10:23:24 -0600
Started 2012-01-01 20:09:36 -0600

I went to my new Dr. last week. I really like the way he thinks. We are on the same page. Take as little meds as you need to take and eat right and get your exercise to take care of most problems. He told me if he was not a Dr he would be into nutrition and exercise to help people. By the way all of my blood work was good. A1C was 6.4. The main thing he wants me to work on now is getting rid of my gut. He's not wrong about that I would love to loose it. It will take a lot of efford having a bad back but on my good days I will try a little harder. I will also look into a better diet. Happy New Year and I wish all a great year.

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pixsidust 2012-01-03 12:00:59 -0600 Report

We all have cruddy backs at my house and I have paid for both Chiropractic care and Ortho doctors. I just went through months of physical therapy. I ran this past everyone and got a thumbs up. We do this and it helps!

Buy a $5 basketball, Wal-mart, K-Mart and I even got one at Walgreens.
Lay the basket ball on the floor…not bed…the floor. Sit on the floor and position the ball behind you. Lay your back on the ball knees bent and roll the ball under your back, between you and the floor. Push with your feet, knees still bent back and forth on the ball. You may hear several pops which are air being released. The curve of the ball really helps things get aligned and your weight on top of the ball is the perfect pressure. It works!

Find something you can do and stay with no matter what the back is doing. Getting rid of the gut is part of weight loss over all. Your exercises do not need to concentrate in that focal spot. If you do any exercise you lose weight all over not just the stomach area or any other target area. Its also part of what you eat and drink. No one got fat eating blueberries and water but have a beer and eat a braut …now we're talking. You get the idea.

So things you can do would first to be able to swim, walk…try walking with weights in your hands. Too cold, Mall walk..they have clubs that chart your miles etc… You can do it with people or alone. I use the biggest loser walking Dvd at home. Any one can do it. Look at other tapes that have stretching and use resistance bands. Keep it light and easy…just get moving! FYI avoid the crazy move faster than greased lightning tapes to start with or you will never do it as they are too hard.
The best Ab tape is called 08 minute Abs and comes with other areas 08 minute chest, arms, back, butt etc… Not easy, not too hard and very effective.

Good luck and lets us know so we can CHEER YOU ON!!!

Ralph 2012-01-05 21:16:57 -0600 Report

Thanks you have allready. I always listen to what others have to say. If it is something I can use I use it if not after trying well I cant use it. I love all the positive responces I get on this site. There are a lot of good people here. Thank you all.

Caroltoo 2012-01-03 12:23:37 -0600 Report

This technique is called Body Rolling. I've also used it and have a book entitled Body Rolling by Yamuna Zake and Stephanie Golden. I was on Kauai one year for vacation, had a bad back pain and didn't want to ruin my week, so found a practitioner. This was all new to me at the time, but bought a ball from her and a book for more information. Basketball, as you are doing, would work just fine. Glad it helps you.

Ralph 2012-01-05 21:19:17 -0600 Report

I have an oversized ball I got a few years back and use to use it on the wall with my back and do squats. I think I will try it on the floor and do some back rolling with it.

Caroltoo 2012-01-07 10:23:24 -0600 Report

The larger ball is great for stretching and general well being. If you have a specific pain, you might try something smaller and more site specific. For instance, I use a tennis ball or smaller for my feet (toes and instep). Hard round ball about 6 inches in diameter for specific spots in my back. Two tennis balls bound tightly together in a sock to release pressure right at the base of my skull (similar to cranial still-point therapy).

pixsidust 2012-01-06 01:29:42 -0600 Report

try the basket ball or volley ball size its the perfect curve to fill in the curve of your back to get it to pop like the chiropractor does when he adjusts you

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