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Long Walks And Sciatica

Posted November 30th, 2009 by Administrator

Seems like every time I want to take a long walk, I end up with back pain and then pain shooting down the back of my leg. I’ve had it often enough that I’ve learned that it’s referred to as “sciatica.”

At first I was worried that it was a “disk problem,” which is what it is a lot of the time. I visited a Houston Chiropractor that was able to adjust me and then showed me some stretches to help it out.

Next up, I was in Montana taking a long, long walk. It started to act up again, so I was thrilled to find a Billings Chiropractor available during the time I needed him. He had another machine in addition to being able to use his hands — called a spinal decompression machine. That helped out quite a bit, doing kind of like the old days when you’d just get tractioned out.

Got a lot of relief, but couldn’t quite figure out why a long walk would trigger such a painful event? It was when I was walking at an event and had to visit a Virginia Beach Chiropractor when things became more clear.

I had a sacroiliac problem, also called the “SI joint.” This made a lot of sense. That particular joint is aggravated by walking! Since the joint is supposed to glide smoothly back and forth when you walk (and it wasn’t), then every step just became another way to aggravate things.

Me walking was more like poking a stick in my back the further I went. So it was only a matter of time. Now I get adjusted on a semi-regular basis to make sure that joint is working the way it’s supposed to.

I’ve also followed the stretching advice of my first chiropractor and have seen major improvement in how it all goes together.


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