thank you for your answers. i have stopped using the exercise ball. i can't believe that sort of pain is associated with improving my back. i see a chiropractor 2x a week. keeps me mobile. but this year is the time to get to the root of this pain. i have been putting band aids on it for years. that doesn't work. thanks again for your responses. this site is very helpful. its nice to read of others who understand.View Thread
this is my first time to post. i am 49 and have chronic back and neck pain. stretching my lumbar area gives relief with a kind of relaxing pain. so i have a large exercise ball that i lay on stomach facing down. i let my legs hang. which in turn causes some decompression. so here is the problem when i start to get off, i immediately have immobilizing sharp pain. it lasts about 10-15 min. i'm not sure what is happening. i assume the compressed(?) disk or muscle in a relaxed state allows blood to flow in. to expand some. so when i begin to move or tighten up around the area, its pressure to the point of tremendous pain. what are your thoughts? thank youView Thread
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