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  • Shared Experiences

    I've had a lower back pain for years have you?

    i was sitting in a pub a week or two ago. and in speaking to a new friend i was grimacing in pain as i shifted my back. when she said something interesting! i explained how i hadf injured my back years ago working on a subaru sherpa.  she said are you sure your not dehydrated?  a good question really i drink. i drink to numb my other probbies in life. i drink a lot of coffee too.  anyways.  she said to me that the first symptoms of dehydration is or can be lower back pain!!! mmmm well wow. all that i usually drink are stimulants. i carried on with my pains. a few days later drunk about a litre of straight water. you know my pain deminished.

    well old habits die hard my pain is back….. someone please remind me to prove her wrong.  i know water is best for carbon based beings me included.



    i also went through a period where i had what i will call a clunky neck. when shifting my neck i would feel a noisey clunkey grinding binding effect that i couldnt shake off.after many months of this ache i settled on orange juice. 1, 2 to 3 glasses a day problem is 99% good now. give it a go achers this may help i hope so for your sakes.

    plz reply if it helps give it a trial over say a month or 2.    !!!!
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  • Narelle Smithers

    Healthshare Member

    Wow I never knew orange juice could cure back pain- glad it worked for you. I suffered from a terribl lower back and started pilates and havent had problms since then. I've found pilates to be very helpful in strengthening my back. They say that weight bearing exercises and even just general exercise like walking helps to relieve back pain and tension.

  • Neil Synnott

    Exercise Physiologist, Physiotherapist

    I am qualified as a PHYSIOTHERAPIST and ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST.I primarily use the McKENZIE METHOD for assessment and management of musculoskeletal pain disorders. The McKENZIE ... View Profile

    Hi Narelle, Glad to hear you have been able to manage your lower back pain!! Out of interests sake, a few queries re your pilates. How did you get into doing pilates? Who instructed you through your pilates program? Are you continuing with your pilates program? Regards, Neil

  • Narelle Smithers

    Healthshare Member

    Hi Neil, Sorry for the delayed response. I do pilates through a local studio with reformer beds and instructors. I am continuing with it and getting great results. Thanks Neil.

  • Neil Synnott

    Exercise Physiologist, Physiotherapist

    I am qualified as a PHYSIOTHERAPIST and ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST.I primarily use the McKENZIE METHOD for assessment and management of musculoskeletal pain disorders. The McKENZIE ... View Profile

    Hi Narelle, Glad to hear you are continuing with pilates and getting results! A consistent reason people have another (and often more severe) episode of low back pain is that have stopped doing the things that help… often this is the exercise! So congratulations and keep up the great work!



    As a matter of interest, is the studio you attend run by physiotherapists or fitness professionals?



    Regards, Neil

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