As mentioned in a couple of recent posts, I have been in agony with sciatica as a result of some gardening work, I could barely move a month ago and wasn’t sleeping at all.
The NHS Doctor gave me painkillers but they did very little relief of the pain and nothing to get me mobile again.
So, I visited the local Chinese Doctor for Massage and Acupuncture. Two sessions and advice on where to self-massage with a tennis ball was the start to recovery and today I walked in (pain-free) to see him and offer my thanks.
For anyone else in back-pain agony, I can strongly recommend massage and acupuncture, it worked for me.
If you live in Sheffield, I went to The Chinese Doctor in the Hillsborough Shopping Centre. Great friendly place and it’s covered by many medical insurance schemes (Westfield, etc)
Nothing sordid to see here, but I’ve had a tennis ball in my pants for the last couple of weeks. The back of my pants, in case you’re curious. And it’s brought me a lot of comfort.
I’ve had sciatica for a few weeks now. Painkillers were doing little. Massage and acupuncture brought some relief , but the tennis ball has really helped me do deep massage on my left cheek when the pain is bad.
Either standing back to a wall and moving around to roll it into painful areas, or rolling it by hand when I need it. I can sit on it and get deep pressure in the sore bits. It’s been a lifesaver.
So if you see a ball drop from my jeans, don’t worry, no funny business, just dealing with the pain.
I’m using a plain cheap Poundland tennis ball, not one of the HEAD balls I bought for tennis. That would just be weird 😜
I did some tree pruning in the garden a couple of weeks ago, did something to my back and I’m now in agony with Sciatica.
Visits to the doctor have given me pain relief that’s not really touching it. I’ve not slept properly in days, moving from bed to floor to chair to find a comfortable position. My TENS machine goes everywhere, along with a tennis ball to press into the painful area.
Had some relief Wednesday from The Chinese Doctor. Massage and Acupuncture seems to have helped. I’m back today for more. Wish me well!
The pain has made sitting at the computer for editing difficult. A few minutes at the desk, on the floor for a while to relieve the pain, back for more editing and the cycle continues….
First up in the edit suite was a short doc with my hairdresser, Martin Strong, retiring after 45 years. I started seeing him from age 15 or so, and returned to him when I moved back to Sheffield. A lovely chap and I wish him well for the future.
I went for my final trim last week. Here’s his story…..
Next up is a new video of The Yorkshire Teabaggers in rehearsal. We met Monday and I sat when I needed to, used the mic stand for support whilst standing and managed to get through it. Follow us on Facebook for the latest gigs and videos!
Hoping to return to full back health very soon!!!!