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joe

i found a simple cure for my backache and sciatica. Before i tell you i must say that i suffered for 3 yrs..im 70 yr male..i saw mds.chiropractors,osteopath,physios,naturopath,and even scheduled major back surgery..and cancelled.medications included hundreds of tylenol 3,oxycondin.
MY CURE...take a long bath towel,fold in into three,lengthwise and tie snugly around your waist with a rope or kimona sash and go to sleep..and dont ever go to sleep without it.....period..it might also help to lose a little weight.

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Bringitontm

I have used this method for about a week, with extremely suprising results.
My back seemed to hurt more for the first 2 days but after that i must say i've been in the least pain in about a year. Im very suprised that this worked.

I will post in a further 2 weeks to let u know if its improves further.

By the way i have a budging disc at 25 years of age

Katie

I can't wait to try this tonight! I will say if it works for me....nothing has worked in 10 years :(

Katie

Well, I have done this for 2 nights now and it seems to have helped so far!

Anonymous

is for lower or upper?, because i have pain in my upper behind my shoulder blades

Kamran

I have two herniated disc and sciatica.
I have had this for almost 20 yrs and I am 54 yrs old. I exercise 4-5 times a week, weight lifting and aerobics. There is nothing like constant back pain. I recently lost 15 lbs and most of it around my waist. I have tried the this towel method (to sleep) and sneaker method (in my car seat & office chair). It works like a charm..Specially the towel method is excellent and proven.
I also preach to others and they have had great success..

thx

can you clarify how it goes on...srry not understanding the visual...

JJ

Thinking this mainly works for lower back pain when, usually due to poor posture (slouching) the gentle arch of the lower back is flattened. The towel (esp. while lying on one's back) rolled, or folded rather tightly, helps to put that curve or arch back.

I've done this similarly by rolling up a towel and placing it crosswise under my back about 3-5 inches above the tailbone.

I guess the advantage of tying it around - is that if you roll around it may stay in place better?

For upper back (between shoulders) I use different approaches...depending...one, is to have someone a bit bigger stand behind while you fold arms (like to cover chest vertically), and then exhale while they pick you up by reaching around with their arms slighty under your chest but above the stomach, and they pick you up and kind of give you a shake,or two with their chest pressed against your back.

Or lay on stomach on floor and have someome smaller gently walk with hands or feet slowly pressing down evenly on either side of spine starting from near the top and gradually moving downward.

There's also a couple of 'do it yourself' methods too. Where one places something firm like a small + short tightly rolled up towel between their back and the floor (vertically placed, where the spine is 'out') and pull knees up slowly to chest, trying to stay balanced on top of towel 'wad'.

It also helps to have some thing you can push down off of with your feet. I took a piece or 2x6 cut to fit and screw securely in door way, up about 30 inches.

But have also used other things...the underside of a house up on blocks, and the rather large limb of a fallen over tree...and recently tried the tailgate of a pickup that was weighted/tied down.

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