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4 minutes ago, David Burgess said:

Why do you not?

Using "insanely attractive" women as a marketing ploy?

Based on your post history, I thought that you could do a bit better.

Huh. I am not sure why you would discriminate against insanely attractive women, or believe beautiful women don't deserve pain relief. I am like jezzupe, I regularly watch these videos, and was well aware of this osteopath. He really is one of the best ones, maybe the best. But...I guess that's just a quirk of his videos. Always model beautiful women getting popped from head to toe. Less clothing in general means you can see how the body is supposed to move into these positions, although I can't justify her a$$ being halfway out. I can't fully explain why I find it so relaxing. It's not porn though. At all. Once you get over the fact that his patients are very fun to look at, you also might learn something to help your back pain or someone else's.

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33 minutes ago, Conor Russell said:

Well, I'm glad I went to a good physiotherapist,  rather than a good violin maker for my problem. 

 

My outcomes have not been as good as what you profess, from my various experiences with surgeons, chiropractors, and physical therapists, spanning about 40 years.

Again, one of my greatest benefits has come from hanging upside down. I get that those who make a lot of money from prescribing pain-relief medications, or physical therapy, are not well positioned to make a lot of money from this.

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13 minutes ago, David Burgess said:

My outcomes have not been as good as what you profess, from my various experiences with surgeons, chiropractors, and physical therapists, spanning about 40 years.

Again, one of my greatest benefits has come from hanging upside down. I get that those who make a lot of money from prescribing pain-relief medications, or physical therapy, are not well positioned to make a lot of money from this.

I do that too, although not yet since a back injury in October. Soon. I dread the lower back traction, although I may need it. I bet you have the '70's moon boots too. I seem to remember this came up before on here...lots of back pain going around with violin makers.

I get mixed results with chiropractic and physical therapy. If anyone with any pain anywhere can find a hellerwork practitioner in your area...do that. You won't regret it.

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The last time I seriously tweaked my back was while picking an elderly neighbor up off his living room floor (carpet). He looked fairly content laying there, so I suggested just bringing him a pillow and a blanket. His wife, who called me to come over and help, wasn't going for that. :D

On the walk back home, I was walking crooked from the pain.

Both are just the most lovely people. I'd do it again in a heartbeat, :)

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Well all I can say is that having a person who is an MD Osteopath and a practicing Chiropractor is generally a good combination, and that yes, the women are good looking, but for me the "thing" with Dr. Benedetti's approach is the completeness of his work and how he is concentrating on leg length evening in order to establish a neutral position.

No offense to anyone here who has suffered from pain, but I started doing hardwood flooring at the age of 13, started full time at 17, had my own company at 21 and continued to do flooring well into my mid 30's and I'm sorry you'd have to lay floors for 25 + years to really understand what daily pain is. At 52, even though I have not been at it for over 12 years now, my life is nothing but dealing with residual pain and probably will be until I die.

And so, I envy the person who has an "episode" from an occasional over doing it, and I personally watch these types of videos to gain knowledge of "moves" and techniques that I can employ on myself or show to a friend in order have them try to do it on me.

I love a good Chiro, but on the other hand if it's something I can do myself, I just assume that I'll do it myself and save a buncha time and money.

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Not too long ago I made and elevated, angled workstand so I could work on plates without bending over them.  It's particularly useful for fitting purfling.  The plate is mounted on a turntable, and I can also use the turntable flat on the bench, which is better for heavy carving work, although the stand is rigid enough to carve on it too (the support is a 4" x 4" post clamped in the bench vise).

I don't (currently) have sciatic problems, but at this age, being in one position for long periods allows rigor mortis to set in.

164795467_200208Workstand.jpg.e7ecd2599af07164ab610cc5afd4661e.jpg

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I broke my back....compression fracture from a fall...and I have  work related lower back injuries.   After nearly 20 years of chronic pain I am now virtually pain free: CBD + THC.

on we go,

Joe

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Keeping the fat wallet out of the back pocket is really important. Went through a horrific bout of this about 35 years ago, crawling on the ground, writhing in pain, unable to get up. Was lucky enough to be referred to a GOOD chiropractor, and that's one of the first things he corrected. Also the leg lifts, stretching, etc. Now, if I do something nasty to my back, I can correct it myself just following the instructions he gave me way back when. 

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22 hours ago, Conor Russell said:

Well, I'm glad I went to a good physiotherapist,  rather than a good violin maker for my problem. 

Twenty years of crippling  pain  several times a year,  followed  by  twenty pain free years speak for themselves. 

Anyway, my main point was that a chair that  forces good posture can be a life saver.

There was a time when I believed that, too.

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10 hours ago, David Burgess said:

Nope. Just these.

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inversion boots are awesome, as long as your strong enough to use them, you can get a similar traction relief by attaching a rope to a board to hook your feet on and then prop it up to tilt it, you do have to be careful with these sorts of things

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6 hours ago, Don Noon said:

Not too long ago I made and elevated, angled workstand so I could work on plates without bending over them.  It's particularly useful for fitting purfling.  The plate is mounted on a turntable, and I can also use the turntable flat on the bench, which is better for heavy carving work, although the stand is rigid enough to carve on it too (the support is a 4" x 4" post clamped in the bench vise).

I don't (currently) have sciatic problems, but at this age, being in one position for long periods allows rigor mortis to set in.

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That's a cool home made jig, Stew mac has some complex swiveled and expensive workbench solutions, but this looks like it would be good for much less money, for those that may be interested

https://www.stewmac.com/How-To/Tool_Demo_Videos/Erlewine_ShopStand_V-5390.html

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19 hours ago, jezzupe said:

No offense to anyone here who has suffered from pain, but I started doing hardwood flooring at the age of 13, started full time at 17, had my own company at 21 and continued to do flooring well into my mid 30's and I'm sorry you'd have to lay floors for 25 + years to really understand what daily pain is. At 52, even though I have not been at it for over 12 years now, my life is nothing but dealing with residual pain and probably will be until I die.

 

Wahh. Almost anyone who has lived long enough will need to deal with regular and increasing levels of pain. ;)

Unlike JoeRobson, I have not used marijuana or derived products for about 50 years. Early on, I noticed that they tended to make me, and other users much stupider than we already were. :lol:

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9 minutes ago, stringcheese said:

Now that I'm officially an old guy, I just tell people that I'm getting creaky in the joints...which is what I get for hanging out in joints.

I don't go out lookin' for bar fights much anymore. :lol:

 

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2 minutes ago, David Burgess said:

I don't go out lookin' for bar fights much anymore. :lol:

You could, but you just have to do it at a social distance.

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I still regularly use a couple of these multi-positioning dealybobs, purchased back when they cost a trifle of what is being charged now.

https://www.tylertool.com/wilton-16240-301%2C-mechanical-no.-301-pow-r-arm/wltnwmh16240.html

This smaller model seems to be priced much more reasonably, but having never tried it, I have no idea if it would put up with the sorts of abuse I have inflicted upon the older/larger model.

https://www.tylertool.com/wilton-16180-343%2C-junior-no.-343-pow-r-arm/wltnwmh16180.html

Notice that both of these, unlike many other "ball-vises", will position anywhere from vertical to horizontal.

 

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58 minutes ago, David Burgess said:

I still regularly use a couple of these multi-positioning dealybobs, purchased back when they cost a trifle of what is being charged now.

https://www.tylertool.com/wilton-16240-301%2C-mechanical-no.-301-pow-r-arm/wltnwmh16240.html

This smaller model seems to be priced much more reasonably, but having never tried it, I have no idea if it would put up with the sorts of abuse I have inflicted upon the older/larger model.

https://www.tylertool.com/wilton-16180-343%2C-junior-no.-343-pow-r-arm/wltnwmh16180.html

Notice that both of these, unlike many other "ball-vises", will position anywhere from vertical to horizontal.

 

David,

These are great examples, thanks.  The smaller model is the one I am considering.

Danny

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5 hours ago, joerobson said:

I broke my back....compression fracture from a fall...and I have  work related lower back injuries.   After nearly 20 years of chronic pain I am now virtually pain free: CBD + THC.

on we go,

Joe

I concur :) I don't know about no pain, but less, that's for sure 

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10 hours ago, David Burgess said:

Wahh. Almost anyone who has lived long enough will need to deal with regular and increasing levels of pain. ;)

Unlike JoeRobson, I have not used marijuana or derived products for about 50 years. Early on, I noticed that they tended to make me, and other users much stupider than we already were. :lol:

ah' the son of a preacher man...:lol:

 

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To everyone mentioning the wallet pain, I had to think of this clip a friend sent. To stay on topic regarding lower back pain/sciatic nerve problems, I've had good personal experience with pilates and taking high-concentration turmeric supplements in addition to the yoga, stretching, and everything else that stimulates better blood flow. Pilates was developed by a boxer back in the early 1920s and works on the core areas you mention. 

 

This pilates is nice because he explains how you can modify for beginners, and it's not your typical woman in yoga pants either :) (Pilates, like yoga, was developed by someone with martial arts background)

 

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15 hours ago, David Burgess said:

Wahh. Almost anyone who has lived long enough will need to deal with regular and increasing levels of pain. ;)

Unlike JoeRobson, I have not used marijuana or derived products for about 50 years. Early on, I noticed that they tended to make me, and other users much stupider than we already were. :lol:

Yes..I inhaled....and on rare occasions still do.  However the CBD/THC I take for pain has no psycho active effects

 

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