Monday, 24 December 2007

Happy Holidays -back pain tips.



HAPPY HOLIDAYS MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
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to all who celebrate)


Just to wish you the best time over the holiday period. I hope it is a time to relax and take care of yourself. Enjoy the festivities and have a wonderful time :)

(Heres a photo of our gorgeous Goldie opening pressies a few years ago)

Don't put too much pressure on yourself to do everything or take part in everything. Just do what you CAN DO and dont worry about the rest. Still do all the things you have been doing to take care of your back and try to relax and enjoy this time.

I know it is not always an easy time for many people... If you are in pain holiday periods can be extra stressful especially if you try to do a lot of running around.

It is important you take care of YOU too. Know what helps you to r-e-l-a-x and build that in to the schedule.

If you are on medication or taking any regular herbal tablets make sure you have enough in stock to last you over the holidays.

Keep any medical phone no's you think you may need in a safe place.

If travelling to a new area to visit people ensure you are aware of the nearest medical faclility just in case.

If you are in too much pain to go out to do all the social things at this time, know that you are especially in my thoughts and prayers... If you need to talk to anyone over the holiday period then seek out a good back pain discussion forum; there are usually folks around only too happy to chat, and more importantly who understand what you are going through. We all need someone to listen now and again.

Whatever your circumstances know that I am thinking of you all who are coping with back and sciatic pain and sending good thoughts your way for a healthy and happy holiday time.


With peace and love
jasmine ann


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Lose The Back Pain System
Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-

7 Day Back Pain Cure
This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful.
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Saturday, 22 December 2007

Reflections on coping with pain and limitations.


My work is with kids with physical and learning disabilities, so every day I know these young people are coping with things that I never had to endure.

Finding myself in a reflective mood today I was thinking when I was struggling with my own back pain and my own limitations and I have to say getting very down, frustrated and angry with it all, I used to sometimes look to them for hope and inspiration to guide me through it.

I do believe at that time they helped me far more than I helped them...

I once worked with a young man who had muscular dystrophy and knew he was going to die. We talked through what he wanted from a charity who gives kids the last gift. He was very matter of fact about it weighing up if he wanted someting to keep like a TV or if he wanted something he could experience with his family to have the memories of it until he died, and for his family to have good memories of that too even after he died. He chose the latter.... I can tell you I left that meeting in tears but he was so brave and met his challenges head on.

I found this quote fom Helen Keller, another amazing person:

"The one resolution, which was in my mind long before it took the form of a resolution, is the key-note of my life.

It is this, always to regard as mere impertinences of fate the handicaps which were placed upon my life almost at the beginning.

I resolved that they should not crush or dwarf my soul, but rather be made to blossom, like Aaron's rod, with flowers".





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Lose The Back Pain System
Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-

7 Day Back Pain Cure
This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful.
Follow Jasmine Ann Raintree's board Back And Sciatic Pain Strategies. on Pinterest.

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Ten Tips for Shopping with Sciatica.


The Easy Guide to Shopping with Back Pain and Sciatica symptoms: Ten Hints and Tips.
If you have back pain and sciatica symptoms shopping can be a real pain. Here are ten top shopping tips I have utilized to help make your weekly grocery shop and other shopping trips a more bearable or pleasant experience for you and your back.
· Go shopping at quieter times when it is not so busy especially if you are concerned about busy shopping malls, congested public transport, people or trolleys bumping into your back or people who may inadvertently push you. Plan ahead so that you are not rushing around putting yourself under stress.
· If you find it difficult to reach products high up or low down on the shelves ask a store assistant for some help to get those items. If it is very difficult for you ask for an assistant to go round the shop with you. Depending on the store you may need to ask them in advance, check with the store you use.
· Get a trolley rather than a basket. With a trolley there is no weight for you to lift. When shopping in a supermarket/superstore you will, if you are like me, invariably buy more than you thought you needed and end up with a heavy and awkward to carry basket which is not good for you. If you find it difficult to reach down into the deep trolleys get a trolley that is shallow.
· At checkout accept help with packing or ask them for assistance and tell them you need to have bags packed lightly so you are able to lift them in to your car and out of the car when you get home.
· Only lift one bag at a time and place them near the front of the boot (or trunk) of your car. Otherwise lay them on the back seats of your car or passenger side so you have easy access to them. You do not want to be having to lean deep into the car to drag the bags out.
· If you can take a friend, partner or family member with you when you go shopping that would ease the physical demands on you. Alternatively you may feel comfortable with delegating the task of the weekly grocery shop to another family member.
· If you are planning a trip shopping for clothes or other goods do take regular breaks and rest stops. If you are intending buying a lot and think you will find it difficult to carry your purchases around with you ask if the store will keep them safe for you to pick up later in the day. Take a lumbar support pillow with you so that any seating will be made more comfortable for your back. If it helps you use heat pads on your back. You can get some that are very discreet and give around 8 hours of therapeutic warming heat. Don’t push yourself to do too much shopping in one day.
· Keep drinking good quality water if you are out all day, it is easy to get dehydrated when you are concentrating on shopping. Carrying a small bottle of water is a handy way to take frequent sips throughout the day without constantly looking for cafes. Also take opportunities to do some of your back pain relief stretches when you can.
· When you get home have a warm bath or shower, do your back pain relief stretches and then get some rest.
· Whether your back pain or sciatica is at a stage where you cannot tolerate the physical demands of shopping, or whether you would just find it easier, on line supermarket shopping is offered by many major stores and is a great tool to do all your food shopping at once without you having to lift at all and get purchases delivered to your door.
When I found it difficult to get out to the shops and especially when walking was difficult for me but I could tolerate sitting for short periods of time, I discovered there are also many internet sites where you can purchase clothes, beauty, household goods, really most things you could want. So if you love to shop and find that is difficult for you at the moment you don’t need to miss out.
If you are interested in learning more about a way to get rid of the back pain and sciatica check out the links below on "7 Day Back Pain Cure" and Lose The Back Pain System" to help you get rid of the back pain and sciatica.


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Lose The Back Pain System
Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-

7 Day Back Pain Cure
This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful.
Follow Jasmine Ann Raintree's board Back And Sciatic Pain Strategies. on Pinterest.

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Top Travel Tips for Back Pain and Sciatica

The holiday season is upon us and with it many of us will be undertaking journeys by car, plane etc to see friends, family and loved ones.

Some lucky ones may even be intending going on vacation to sunnier climes or even more wintery climes if visiting Lapland!

It can be an exciting time of year and a chance to take a rest from routine. However if you are suffering from sciatica and back issues this can put a cloud over everything as you realise travelling may be more difficult for you this year.

I have put together an article for you based on my back pain and sciatica experiences about how to make travelling with back pain easier on you and your back. I sincerely hope you find it useful.

Just click on this link Travel tips for Back Pain to view.


...and if you have not yet tried Lose the Back pain system from The Healthy Back Institute why not give it a go and see if your pain can be reduced or even eliminated before Christmas! 





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Lose The Back Pain System
Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-

7 Day Back Pain Cure
This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful.
Follow Jasmine Ann Raintree's board Back And Sciatic Pain Strategies. on Pinterest.