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Much to my dismay, it was necessary to return to the U.S. from my volunteer work in Africa much sooner than I had hoped. The increasing pain and deterioration of my low back (compliments of osteoarthritis, of course), made my life pretty miserable. As much as I love my work in Africa, good medical help is fairly non-existent, so I had to bite the proverbial bullet and return to the States for help. At the recommendation of my primary care physician, I was referred to a Pain Clinic, who insisted I take narcotic pain meds as well as injections into my low back. The pills made me crazier than usual, and, against my neurologist’s advice (who gave me no viable alternative), I quit taking all pain meds. I found the injections to be scary as well as incredibly expensive. One treatment was over $1,700 and wasn’t entirely covered by my health insurance; unfortunately, these also seemed to do little to ease the pain. After talking to some ed...
When life gets you down, let the power of music wash over you and give you some words to live by. Sure, the pain can feel like unbreakable chains that tie you down while life passes you by. Don't let pain "step all over you". Ask yourself, "Are you going to let (it) hold you down and make you cry"? With an open heart and open mind, the doorway of change can open. No one can open doors "expect for you." You just have to "hold on for one more day".
"Don't you know things can change"? Those unhappy days, those incredible messes can turn around and go your way. Maybe you were teased, abused, attacked, or injured? Lose the blame and let those worries pass you by. It is worth your time to "break free from the chains". You can change your life. Make up your mind to "hold on for one more day cause it is gonna go your way". Yeah, there is pain, but you need to hold on because "thing'll go your way". Just hold on for one more day.
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“Sciatica” is an old world term that refers to leg pain felt down the back of the thigh into the calf and foot. What about thigh pain? What about buttock pain? Unfortunately, “sciatica” has been wrongly applied to all types and locations of leg pain. In 1948, the use of the word “sciatica” was declared “unhelpful” by a leading orthopedic specialist because it is limited to a certain location and really does not address the origin of the pain. Over the years, many older medical terms like sciatica have become archaic as the newer research technologies give doctors clearer definitions and a better understanding of the human body. Leg pain that comes from the low back is most accurately categorized as referred pain or neurogenic pain. These terms apply to all locations and address the origin of the pain. With these newer terms, the antiquated word, “sciatica”, has no place in the modern world. Sally has been waking up with right ...
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