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    12-20-2012, 05:16 AM
  #11
Foal
Im quite overwhelmed with the interest in this post from you all.
Here are a few links you may find helpful.
Dr Les Bailey phd,Do, Acopm,Apta, gives a view of what constitutes an effective treatment. | PRLog
HYPERMOBILITY SYNDROME by Dr Les Bailey, Woodmansterne, Banstead, Dr Les Bailey phd,DO,acopm,apta | PRLog
Using Mc Timoney chiropractic technique in physical therapy by Dr Les Bailey phd | PRLog
Http:/www.drlesbailey.com

I hope you find these of interest.
I will reply individually to some of your posts later today!!
Dr Les Bailey
     
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    12-20-2012, 10:08 AM
  #12
Foal
Have you considered a visit to a good local osteopath or chiropractor?
This sounds like the type of case that would respond well.
I wish you all the best with this.
Dr Les Bailey
     
    12-20-2012, 10:16 AM
  #13
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I have a twisted spine and pelvis. Recently I have been seeing a chiropractor.....wow what a difference it has made. It was very uncomfortable during some of the treatments but it has helped a lot.

I find that if the ride is tense, I get sore shoulders and neck. And I also find that riding a sitting trot really hurts my lower back, which I don't notice when I'm not riding. It seems that riding will suddenly make me notice how crooked or bad my back is.....will be revisiting the chiro in the new year.

I also use ice when my back is sore, it offers the most relief. I also take Robax when the pain is bad.
     
    12-20-2012, 10:21 AM
  #14
Foal
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Originally Posted by Muppetgirl    
I have a twisted spine and pelvis. Recently I have been seeing a chiropractor.....wow what a difference it has made. It was very uncomfortable during some of the treatments but it has helped a lot.

I find that if the ride is tense, I get sore shoulders and neck. And I also find that riding a sitting trot really hurts my lower back, which I don't notice when I'm not riding. It seems that riding will suddenly make me notice how crooked or bad my back is.....will be revisiting the chiro in the new year.

I also use ice when my back is sore, it offers the most relief. I also take Robax when the pain is bad.
Its good to hear that the treatment is helping you so much.
Have you tried hot/cold rather than just cold? Its 5 minutes hot followed by 5 minutes cold, and repeat as often as time allows.
Dr Les Bailey
     
    12-20-2012, 10:40 AM
  #15
Yearling
My pain is not caused by riding. The only pain I get while riding is fatigue of my upper back muscles. For quite a few years now, my back muscles (all of them) spasm and tighten. They pull my spine out of alignment. My back has to be popped to get any relief and the relief only lasts a matter of minutes. I've seen a chiro. Then I hurt myself at work somehow (I picked up a 2 pound box and was in pain). I could barely walk. I had shooting pain around my SI. Every morning I am very stiff. Sometimes it lasts all day. I went to PT after I got hurt and he said I had hyperlordosis. But it is not true hyperlordosis because I come out of it when I bend over. He had me doing core exercises and stretching for 12 weeks. But none of that ever relieved the pain. The only thing that relieved it was popping my back. I am thinking about seeing a chiro every 2 weeks and getting adjusted and decompressed. It doesnt hurt to ride but sometimes I feel stiff afterwards. I also have a numb spot on my shoulder. But it starts burning around it when my muscles start fatiguing. So I am kind of neutral I guess. I believe riding is a great therapy, but I can't seem to find the happy medium between upper back fatigue and not doing anything. :/
     
    12-20-2012, 10:56 AM
  #16
Foal
I had a pinched nerve several years ago which has caused my back to go out periodically. Recently I switched saddles to a more close contact dressage saddle which caused some severe sciatica. I have been helped by an osteopath and also accupuncturist and am starting to gain the strength back on my left side which was the side that was affected.
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    12-20-2012, 11:01 AM
  #17
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Originally Posted by drlesbailey    
Have you considered a visit to a good local osteopath or chiropractor?
This sounds like the type of case that would respond well.
I wish you all the best with this.
Dr Les Bailey
I keep meaning to, but when it really hurts I don't want to go anywhere and when fine I put it off - stupid I know.
     
    12-20-2012, 11:15 AM
  #18
Foal
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Originally Posted by hisangelonly    
My pain is not caused by riding. The only pain I get while riding is fatigue of my upper back muscles. For quite a few years now, my back muscles (all of them) spasm and tighten. They pull my spine out of alignment. My back has to be popped to get any relief and the relief only lasts a matter of minutes. I've seen a chiro. Then I hurt myself at work somehow (I picked up a 2 pound box and was in pain). I could barely walk. I had shooting pain around my SI. Every morning I am very stiff. Sometimes it lasts all day. I went to PT after I got hurt and he said I had hyperlordosis. But it is not true hyperlordosis because I come out of it when I bend over. He had me doing core exercises and stretching for 12 weeks. But none of that ever relieved the pain. The only thing that relieved it was popping my back. I am thinking about seeing a chiro every 2 weeks and getting adjusted and decompressed. It doesnt hurt to ride but sometimes I feel stiff afterwards. I also have a numb spot on my shoulder. But it starts burning around it when my muscles start fatiguing. So I am kind of neutral I guess. I believe riding is a great therapy, but I can't seem to find the happy medium between upper back fatigue and not doing anything. :/
It sounds as if perhaps you need a practitioner that does deep tissue massage after the manipulation to remove the muscle spasm after the adjustment.
This is something I have always done, although its hard work, so not many chiro,s or osteopaths do it anymore
It gets a bit pricey to use a seperate massage practitioner, so I would advise to find one who offers the whole package?
As for the hyperlordosis, this can be environmental rather than permanent, so it would straighten upon bending ( this is how we test whether a scoliosis/lordosis/kyphosis is environmental rather than genetic. Genetic would not correct upon bending)
A good programme of manipulation and deep tissue massage will straighten environmental curves in most cases.
Dr Les Bailey
     
    12-20-2012, 11:20 AM
  #19
Foal
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Originally Posted by elleng0728    
I had a pinched nerve several years ago which has caused my back to go out periodically. Recently I switched saddles to a more close contact dressage saddle which caused some severe sciatica. I have been helped by an osteopath and also accupuncturist and am starting to gain the strength back on my left side which was the side that was affected.
Its so often a case of persevering with treatment to allow the osteopath to get the results they want.
And it sounds as if that saddle belongs in the shed or on ebay
All the best with your treatment.
Dr Les Bailey
     
    12-20-2012, 11:24 AM
  #20
Foal
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Originally Posted by Clava    
I keep meaning to, but when it really hurts I don't want to go anywhere and when fine I put it off - stupid I know.
The best advice I can give is to just grab the bull by the horns and book in to see a good local osteopath ASAP
Dr Les Bailey
     

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