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[RC] Linda's back pain epidurals and Bruce's diet - Ridecamp Guest

Please Reply to: michele mc govern turney perfektlywicked@xxxxxxx or 

I have read all of the posts regarding back pain. I too have suffered from 
similar issues-the biggest challenge being fibromyalgia. I have had NSAIDS, 
chiropractic work, deep tissue massage, facet injections triplicate from pain 
meds, acunpuncture, steroid epidural injections.  I have even been the human 
guinea pig.  This is what worked for me and didnt work for me:  NSAIDS were a 
waste of time and trashed my tummy.  Facet injections were extremely painful 
and atrophied the muscles in my back from the steroids.  Chiropractic work just 
hurt for days after and I couldnt get up.  The acupuncturist was great however 
he couldnt come home with me :) Okay so here's what worked for me:  The 
epidural inejection was fantastic, however finding a doc to do this is very 
hard and you shouldnt have steroids in your spine for at least a year 
afterwards.  Most importantly changing my diet was the most important factor to 
stop the inflammation process in the body.  After years of research (realizing 
that western medicine is basically band-aid medicine)I found the " Perricone 
Diet" which is actually an antiaging diet but high in EFA's and food that is 
NOT inflammatory in nature.  Bruce is right with the Vitamin D aspect, the fish 
oils and EFA really make a big difference with me. Oh yeah I did get rid of my 
ex-husband-that helped alot wiht the stress!  Your core strength is so 
important-I am now just coming out of another "flare" and am starting to 
exercise again.  Your pain alone Linda will wipe you out! Good Luck and God 

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