So I bought this.....  

Naughtypursuit 54F  
1604 posts
11/2/2018 5:45 am
So I bought this.....

I've worked for my employer for 29 years. I can retire in 4 years ( yes I am counting down). I have benefits and with universal health care everything I need is all or mostly covered and that will continue until I pass on. I am though always conscious of what I spend being a single income parent. My job is active, it requires lots of driving, in out of vehicles, traipsing up and down stairs, ladders, and rough terrain.

I have always tried to remain fairly fit, and balance my love of food. I still skate, walk the dogs and have on and off again gym memberships.

I am finding though my body is starting to have more aches and pains. Repetitive strain is setting in and I dont seem to be able to recover as easily. I have gone for physio and to the chiro and while it helps the share I pay adds up over time.

I am currently dealing with a pinch sciatic nerve and am doing all the stretching to relieve it but the pain is not fun. I dont tolerate or take any pain meds. I have taken a Tylenol here and there and have tried muscle relaxants.

The other day I invested in a Tens machine ($114). Both my physio guy and my chiro guy have used these machine on me and they have helped. For those who arent aware it uses electric stimulation to alleviate pain and promote healing through improved circulation.

This machine has been wonderful has been great, well worth the money spent. What's even better lying there for the treatment, I am able to part take in some self love... WIn/Win

Naughtypursuit 54F  
2736 posts
11/2/2018 5:47 am


hogknot 55M  
1016 posts
11/2/2018 5:56 am

I have something similar to that. They are money well spent.

redrockrascal 63M
23354 posts
11/2/2018 6:07 am

It sucks to hear you're hurting I hope that works good for you. There is a pain reliever called Arnica. It is a natural type of remedy and it comes in cream and pill form.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Naughtypursuit replies on 11/2/2018 6:29 am:
I have tried Arnica... hard to find the non-smelly kind though

mc_justmc 61M  
6852 posts
11/2/2018 6:45 am

I have one of those, it's OK, but I prefer this Eucalyptus Oil, it's $40 for an 8oz bottle, but it really works. After I put it on my lower back about 3 times that nerve just goes to sleep.


Naughtypursuit replies on 11/2/2018 4:12 pm:
Never heard of this but will try it.... thank you

Platosgames 99M
3189 posts
11/2/2018 6:47 am

Hope it helps you . nerve pain is the worst.

Have you tried yoga? I hurt my back a few years back. Doctor wanted to operate. Instead, I started a rehab, and was introduced to yoga. Light stuff.

I still do some of it, including swapping between a Cobra and Child's pose. Back has never given me any more problems and no pain whatsoever.

Might want to wait till the nerve pain subsides though. I'm not an expert , so I would suggest you decide what's best for you.

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Naughtypursuit replies on 11/2/2018 4:13 pm:
Thank you, yes I have some yoga moves to try and some other stretches to do. I was the same way when I injured my knee, I chose the gym and havent had an issue since. This one seems a little harder to alleviate, probably because it gets no rest.

misskissin 58F
87742 posts
11/2/2018 7:07 am

I have one similar and love it. Would also recommend acupuncture as well if you can find a good one they are the best! Hope you continue to feel better.

Naughtypursuit replies on 11/2/2018 4:24 pm:
Thank you. I have had accupuncture on tendonitis it works great Have a great weekend.

weeeload 58M

11/2/2018 8:06 am

So glad you skipped the pain killers for the simple fact of side effects and addiction caused by them. They change who a person is, big time
I hope and pray that in the long run it isn't a calcium build up on a lower vertebrae pinching a nerve.
Keep up the win/win and enjoy, wishing you the best


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Naughtypursuit replies on 11/2/2018 4:14 pm:
Thank you. I did have an xray a bit of arthritis there but all good.

TicklePlease 53F  
13688 posts
11/2/2018 8:43 am

Hope it helps... I remember when you could only find one at a chiro, now our drugstores sell a version made by a battery company!!

Naughtypursuit replies on 11/2/2018 4:15 pm:
Thank you

boobwhisperer69 58M  
7864 posts
11/2/2018 9:54 am

Dont forget massage!

Naughtypursuit replies on 11/2/2018 4:16 pm:
Good idea

lindoboy100 58M
23888 posts
11/2/2018 10:12 am

Och, I hope your pain eases McSuit.

Maybe if I can help with a massage to your bum??

Naughtypursuit replies on 11/2/2018 4:17 pm:
I am betting that would be the miracle cure...

Dtts43rt35 63M
14023 posts
11/2/2018 10:34 am

Always good to seek the guidance of medical specialist, and hope you improve your picture!

Rio flows in its bed and goes around with its waters!

Naughtypursuit replies on 11/2/2018 4:17 pm:
Thank you

Tmptrzz 59F  
104401 posts
11/2/2018 11:48 am

That's great hun that you got that Ten's machine as they do work very good to help out the sciatic nerve pain I am told. You know we do feel more pain the older we get and I have found that walking is the easiest way to alleviate it when we can't do the exercises like we used to do. I hope your day is a good one and your weekend is even better.

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..

Naughtypursuit replies on 11/2/2018 4:18 pm:
Thank you hun. Yes when this clears I need to get back to walking, although I am still skating. Have a fantastic weekend yourself.

wantaplay8 68M
5606 posts
11/2/2018 3:39 pm

I know a few people that have had the electrodes inserted into their bodies...I understand what you are feeling, I was an Iron Worker and a bit older than you. I have experienced sciatic pain twice before...quite debilitating it can be ,,,maybe the "Williams stretches" will help you "" I was told by one of my therapist that air born troops do these to alleviate back pain issues,,,I so these too,,,had L5 fused to S1 in 2016...a few of these moves help me. Heat and Ice ,,analogistic creams and a wrap to start the day and ice to end it with some kind of anti inflammation med worked for me. good luck
also try an inversion machine...stretching the joints of the spine help too.

Naughtypursuit replies on 11/2/2018 4:22 pm:
I do do the William Flexion exercises - my chiro and physio or big proponents and it does help. I think its slower to heal because I havent had a break in whats causing it...a vicious circle. I am hoping the Tens machine will be the difference. I have been on an inversion table a few times...its hard for me to relax in it and let my spine stretch.

drinksprite62 59M
7735 posts
11/2/2018 6:11 pm

i am all in for the win win situation

Paulxx001 64M  
21952 posts
11/2/2018 6:37 pm

Oh yeah . . . That guy ! You know how many times I see THAT guy advertised on TV here ? Omg. . . Yes ! And with the money back guarantee! So...???? It works for you ? Kool !!! I've read where the type of stimulation woks well for some people. Good for you !!! Happy weekend . . !

27113 posts
11/2/2018 7:16 pm

You are so lucky that you have found something that works for you. Sciatic pain can be debilitating.

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redrockrascal 63M
23354 posts
11/2/2018 7:35 pm

Naughtypursuit replies on 11/2/2018 7:29 am:
I have tried Arnica... hard to find the non-smelly kind though

The brand name on mine is MagniLife - doesn't smell

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

CumsDeep 60M
89 posts
11/3/2018 6:29 am

Glucosamine Chondroitine and msm...all natural and no side effects .

voyeur2017 59M  
1370 posts
11/3/2018 9:03 am

Congrats on such a long successful career......sorry to learn of your chronic back pain...long hours of driving over time does damage to the back...happy to see you found something to relieve the pain...I found relief and also preventive benefit using the Egoscue method. Happy to learn you can now enjoy self-love and more.......

TrucknLuvn 57M/39F  
1621 posts
11/4/2018 3:17 am

Joe and I love our tens units! They are awesome for our legs and backs after our driving shifts!

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proteus_2a 56M
7979 posts
11/4/2018 6:18 am

Sorry to hear age is catching up with your active life style,y lady ...
I've been facing same trouble with my knees recently
But in my case, I avoid thermal ointments.
Just altering the routines here, and keep pushing on,for that extra mile

Cheers, and enjoy the contraption time


iwant2lickuthere 54M  
3505 posts
11/4/2018 6:44 am

A coworker of min says it's a magical box for the pains in his back.

1183maybee 60M/60F
77 posts
11/15/2018 7:46 am

I feel your pain my dear as im an getting older i to find the aches an pains can become very annoying.chiro is great for me when i start to feel my sciatica start to act up i go in for a few adjustments,also long massage treatments are available as well of course with happy endings for all xox just say the word my dear

Lionheart610 54M
2 posts
11/16/2018 10:12 am

Last year somehow I hurt my back. Not sure how and it wasn't the first time this has happened. I bought an inversion table and plus I was doing yoga. You might want to look into that maybe a yoga class.

CookiesNMischief 35M

12/2/2018 6:16 pm

I currently work in an orthopedic clinic, and I often see individuals who are quite fit happen to have constant pain. Working joints are no joke, and like anything in life, they are prone to wear and tear. All I can say is for everyone to stop and take a moment to ensure one isn't putting so much stress on tired muscles and bones.

Of course, there are other ways to exercise as well, but I think a majority of those here know what those are.


smartasswoman 64F  
35303 posts
12/3/2018 5:44 pm

It’s helpful to read this (and all of the suggestions in the comments) because I suspect my on and off hip pain might be the sciatic nerve.

Tens units are very popular in the kink community, but not exactly for pain relief

Naughtypursuit replies on 12/3/2018 6:52 pm:
Lol, so I have heard...

scoupe42 58M  
12876 posts
12/5/2018 5:04 am

I hope it helps and you feel better.

Naughtypursuit replies on 12/5/2018 5:34 am:
Thank you, its been fantastic

topherific 59M  
5153 posts
12/7/2018 3:02 pm

rick315875 63M

12/11/2018 6:36 pm

I'm glad it's helping . . . Self love is always good treatment for any ailment . . .

BlueNoah3 47M  
45 posts
12/21/2018 10:49 pm

Get well soon, that sort of pain sounds terrible

penetrar37 43M
30 posts
3/2/2019 4:38 am

Hot back massages as floorplay are the best cure for back pain

Hearton1 50M
81 posts
3/3/2019 4:02 pm

HI Naughty... while in high school I injured my lower back diving off the high board at the pool.. went to a number a doctors, but an osteopath "set" me right by cracking my back... probably not for what ails you, however before I left he told me whenever I showered, at the end I should turn the shower temp down slowly, to the point of ice cold. Sounds unpleasant, but it worked. The cold water drew the blood to my lower back muscles.. really loosened them up and helped reduce inflammation. Still helps after a day hiking, kayaking, yard work, etc.. Let me know if you do try this and how it works for you..

carmelvegas 56M  
9 posts
3/27/2019 3:32 pm

I feel ya on the Back pain Try two Gel aleve and yoga ! Serious on the Yoga 15 min in the morning and 15 be for bed no joke works ! I have a fractured disc , a compressed disc and one is herniated at times ,or was till i found a Chiropractor that rode and raced off road like i did and steered me to the yoga and his treatments . I am not saying i can bench 280 anymore but 225 still no pain ! lol

jdmhab 69M
123 posts
4/22/2019 2:44 pm

Without sounding like a commercial , I can't believe the results of using this on my leg. No pain .

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