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Old 04-13-21, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
I sleep on my sides. My spouse won't let me sleep on my back because it reliably leads me to snore. Fair enough. When I had back surgery way back in 1988, I read about how sleeping on your stomach is bad, so I stopped then.

I'm in physical therapy now and feel I'm on my way to recovery and becoming stronger than before. I appreciate everyone's input.
Thanks for getting back to us, good news. Too many people don't! What does the PT have you doing?

I got a nasty case of sciatica last summer. One of the things I did was to get a new 12" foam mattress. That was a big help. Another thing was to do long brisk walks, using a lot of pelvic motion. That helped the most. Machka posted some years ago that she had a summer when she walked everywhere and thought that did her core a terrific amount of good. The sciatica went away, hasn't been back.
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Old 04-13-21, 08:32 PM
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These are the exercises my PT gave me.
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Old 04-13-21, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Looks good. Same stuff I do most workout days. I vary my PT a bit some days, depending on which bits need more work.
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