Saturday, 20 December 2014

Happy Christmas, Happy Holidays and A Wonderful New Year.

Wishing you all a lovely time over the holidays. Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year.

I do hope that anyone dealing with back or sciatic pain has a holiday time as pain free as possible and that the New year will bring you better health and less or no pain.


Take good care of yourself, be gentle on yourself and always think about what you CAN DO.


Thank you so much for visiting Life With My Pet Back. I do appreciate it and hope it helps you in some way.  I look forward to sharing more next year with you.


Here's something to leave you this year with a little smile I hope. Its not a proper lumbar support pillow but just a normal pillow with a little message for us to remember to R-e-l-a-X.



Funny Prescription Strength Pillows
Funny Prescription Strength Pillows by reflections06
Check out these Pillows at Zazzle

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Monday, 17 November 2014

Gifts For People With Back Pain

As the Christmas  season approaches and we start to think about gifts for loved ones I was considering what gifts would be useful and thoughtful if we know someone who has backpain or sciatica. 

Often if you are in pain from these conditions you do need or want a few items to help you to be more comfortable, to ease pain , to help you r posture. Yet many people I know do not like to buy themselves items like these seeing them as luxuries, when in fact they would do a lot to help them day to day with back pain.


I know having had back pain and severe sciatic pain that when I received a gift to help me I was very grateful and  really showed the person had thought it out. 


 I still recall being thrilled when my hubby bought me the Contour Freedom Back Massage  -thats the one you can see in the picture. I still use it all the time, when sitting at my desk especially. It is a firm back support and I love its massage function. I do find it very supportive and it stops me form slumping and getting into bad posture habits which i know will cause me to get pain again.


Whether it is a full body sleep pillow to help gain a better nights rest with the spine in proper alignment, a back support cushion to turn uncomfortable chairs into a supportive seat or other supports and helpful items, your gift will be treasured.


So I put together a page of a few ideas that would be a caring and thoughtful gift for someone with backpain or sciatic pain. I hope you find it helpful.   


Gifts for A Person With Back Pain


Before you go there  I chose a few items at Amazon that I really like that you might consider as a gift




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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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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Why I Do Pilates

My neurosurgeon said that I should swim for three times a week for the rest of my life. Thank  goodness I didn't have to have surgery (I wrote about that in another post) but he said I would have to look after my back very well all of my life. 

So from that day I visited the swimming pool three times a week. Sometimes it was hard when you are in pain, getting there, getting changed, a slippery poolside etc but the relief when I got in the water was wonderful! 


I did not swim. I walked in the water, I floated on my back and I hung over the side getting a wonderful stretch that felt so good. I did my exercises in the water, I did get a few looks at first but they soon got used to me and I did not care! Anything to help my backpain and sciatica...and it did. I loved it :)


So I did well. As time went on and especially in the winter when it was freezing cold i lapsed a bit and after a few weeks of only going once a week i noticed the difference in my flexibility, my posture. Generally I was doing a good job though .


Then I got a major painful, awful skin allergy that put pay to me doing ay exercise at all let alone swimming! My arms and chest and neck were covered in blisters and welts and damaged skin. I could barely move and was in a lot of pain and discomfort all the time, sore and itching.Turned out after a year of no diagnosis that I was allergic to the suncream I had been using to protect my skin! Sadly it was found i was also allergic to many preservatives and other chemicals and perfumes and I certainly could not go swimming again in a pool with chlorine. 


It took me 18 months to recover to the point where i can exercise again and my back had paid the price so I was getting pain again but i resumed my specific back exercises and started to think what can I do to exercise my whole body. 


I found Pilates! I started VERY gently, only doing one exercise then waiting to see then introducing another and another and now have built up a full repatoire of the basic exercises. It seemed to balance my body,making the muscles stronger and longer, working both sides in harmony. I am increasing my strength and my flexibility at the same time.  


My back is feeling better again and my posture has improved again. I invested in a Pilates machine at home so that I could do it every day when I felt like it and although it was expensive it has worked out well as I gave up the gym membership and now Hubby does Pilates too so it will pay for itself in about a year or less.  So I am glad to have found a long term exercise that I enjoy and that can help my back as well as the rest of me ! 


I do love my Pilates Reformer Machine and would not want to be without it. However, I do appreciate it is a big investment if you are unsure you want to do Pilates.  Even weekly classes may be too much cash and time. So if you are curious about Pilates and do not want to spend much money take a look at this Free Pilates DVD to get you started.  




Do you find any exercise that helps?



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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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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Arthritis -Can You Reverse It?


Isnt it strange how as we get a bit older we get all sorts of aches and pains in places we didn’t know we had places! They certainly were not there when we were younger. I know I have, and though I try to ignore it , I know I should really be paying attention, especially as my Mum has two kinds of arthritis and I have seen first hand the effects on her.

So if you are wondering if that grinding in your knees as you walk down the stairs is a cause for concern – or if the weakened grip as you try to open a jar is normal – (why are those jars on sooo tight these days !) or you are in pain, you may be looking at an early indication of Arthritis. I suggest that you do get it checked out by a qualified healthcare professional and also read below.



If you already have Arthritis, you’re still going to love this because he reveals how you can actually reverse its effects with simple changes in your diet alone.

And even if you yourself don’t have Arthritis now, you are in the best position of all because this will give you the roadmap to preventing it along with a host of other related health conditions. I want to live my life to the full and I am sure you do too.

We all have our love of a hobby, activity or work etc or just things we need to do. For me its gardening I love to do and I will do what i can to keep my back and body healthy so I can do it as long as possible! Imagine how great it’s going to be to finally be able to do all the things that your arthritis or joint pain has been keeping you from…

Don’t wait around for Arthritis to claim you as its next victim… and if it already has, it’s time for you to fight back and win!


To Your Health and Wellbeing,

Hugs



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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.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Disabled Veteran Turned His Life Around



I thought this was so inspirational and that you might like to see it if you haven't already. 

A disabled veteran who with back and knee pain and gaining weight could hardly walk - well this guy really turned things around. What he achieved is beautiful and amazing.  What you can do when you wont give up is incredible!

Please watch this short video to inspire

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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, 17 June 2014

Backpain Quotes To Inspire

Sometimes we need a little lift or inspiration. Knowing someone, somewhere has been there before and come through it. 

Having the ability to laugh at it, reduce its power. I hope some of these quotes will speak to you and give you a little smile, pause for thought or a little joy today


Back Pain Quotes


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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, 6 May 2014

8 Sleep Positions and Their Effect On Your Health (and spine)


Check out this link to review the most common 8 sleeping positions and what effect a sleep position can have on your heath, including your spine. 

Which sleep position do you think is most recommended if you have back pain?


How should you sleep if you are pregnant ? 

Which sleep position is most likely to make you snore! 
and more...
  
http://xposethereal.com/8-sleeping-positions-their-effects-on-health.html

The article ends by suggesting that a good addition to your sleep is a pillow or I think ideally a body pillow


If you would like to see some lovely comfortable body pillows and more advice on sleeping with sciatica please take a look at this page Sleeping With 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.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Back Pain Dealing With Hanging Out Washing

Hanging out washing is such a simple task to do but if you have back pain and sciatica can suddenly seem more difficult , if not impossible!.

You need to try what works for you but here's how I did it when my back was bad and now I do it as a habit.

 I get the washing out of the machine and put a small amount in the basket, carry that to the line and set it down. Then I squat down to pick up the clothes and hang them one by one.


Also depending on how I feel I often use a stool or bench that is outside to put the basket on and then I don't have to keep squatting down. Depends how i feel.


If that is still too much and you have a dryer machine then it may be easier to just use that. 


However if you do have someone who can help you hang out the washing then by all means ask for help. Sometimes it can be very hard for us to ask for help but be kind to yourself.  


Oh Yeah and always watch out for those naughty Woodpigeons !!


Don't forget to get your free copy of the 7 Day Back Pain Cure Book


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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.

Heal-n-Soothe

Do take a minute to learn more about  Heal and Sooth and when you click through to the page   Click here for Your Bottle Heal-n-Soothe. do read towards the end  to watch the videos of people who have tried it and the results they found.

When you are in pain you will try many things. I have been there too... It is reassuring to find that other people just like you are getting such great results. 


Nothing works for everyone, however,  If you are in pain you never know you might just get those great results for yourself ! 


 Heal and Sooth is known to:-


 Reduce pain, inflammation and swelling WHILE healing the source of the pain. 


 It is a good alternative to NSAID's which can harm your body instead of heal it. 


 Dissolves pain with natural, inflammation-fighting ingredients. 


 Boosts your immune system Improves joint mobility and flexibility by reducing stiffness-causing fibrin.


  Click here for Your Bottle Heal-n-Soothe.




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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.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Active Life Seat - Piriformis Seat Cushion

Hi, I hope you are feeling OK today. However, if you feel you need some help particularly when sitting in the car or office this Active Life Seat - Piriformis Seat Cushion For Car & Office cushion seat may be of good use to you. 

This is the first cushion product to protect the piriformis pressure points when sitting.




As it is not as thick as most other cushions for back pain it is easier to use in the car. Some are too thick and you find yourself wedged up by the ceiling of the car!  This cushion fits most chairs and car seats and doesn't shift around. Your thighs are well supported as well.


It is made of a resilient Minical base and open cell foam top for more comfort. It has good reviews on Amazon if you would like to read those or order the product just click through from the picture.


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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.

Friday, 7 February 2014

My Sciatica And Back Pain Story

Read my Back and sciatic pain story and what I did about it.

 It isn't always pretty and I am not always proud, but it is honest. 


This is a brief version of a terrible time for me and how I sunk down and came out the other side. I am willing and wanting to share so much in the hope it can help someone else.


My Sciatica Story



Would "Lose The Back Pain System" Help you ? Listen to what Jesse Cannone has to say on this video 





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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.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

The Health Hazards Of Sitting

We all know that sitting for long periods of time is not good for us but if you have back or sciatic pain it can be very unhelpful for you.  

Take a look at the article below from The Washington Post which details just how sitting for long periods of time can affect our bodies. That includes our bones, muscles and internal organs and their functioning.  According the the article reducing the time we sit or changing the way we sit is very important.


Health Hazards Of Sitting 



Educating your self about your own back and your own body is key. If you want to learn more about your back and spine and what can help you please get your self a copy of this free book Click Here To Get Your Free Back Pain Book 


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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.

Friday, 31 January 2014

Insomnia And Depression Is There A Link?

When my back and sciatic pain was very bad sleeping was a real issue for me. I wanted to sleep, I was so ready for sleep , so tired -yet sleep would often not come to me mainly due to pain. 

Now I do not do well on less than 8 hours sleep a night so this chronic lack of sleep was not great for me or anyone around me! Even worse I found myself getting down. I wouldn't say I was depressed but certainly weary and down and lacking a joy about life. 


The article below which I came across on twitter discusses the link or not between depression and insomnia or is it the other way around? I am pretty sure I didn't feel down or depressed before I got back pain and couldn't sleep well but is there a link? 


Interesting reading 

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA401404/Does-Insomnia-Cause-Depression.html

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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.