Yes, I have had upper cervical chiropractic care the past 4 months. Sometimes it helps the pain immediately, and sometimes it helps it in a day or two. Yes, I notice it seems to be linked to my sciatica and my herniated disc pain, on the other side of my body.
There have been good reports about upper cervical chiropractors but you have to be careful not to do something that cause subluxations of the atlas bone in the neck--then you have to run back to the upper cervical chiropractor.
I used to have to take cell salts for 9 days for it work, now I only have to take them for 1-2 days to find complete relief (after going to the upper cervical chiropractor) BUT chiropractry is not good for the neck (if you go to a regular chiropractor) and can make matters worse. Go to an upper cervical chiropractor and it will help the alignment of your body, which starts at the neck.
I have found 10 success stories on the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association page, so it encouraged me to try it. It may give you more symptoms at first, but then you must go back to the chiropractor (even after the first hour) because it might have been aligned wrong--can happen once in a blue moon) it least that is what my doctor says.
I have linked an occasional sudden onset of lower back pain to my kidneys. I have discovered two things that will cause my lower back to suddenly start to ache.
1. Dehydration. I tend to drink a lot of caffeinated black tea during the day and probably not nearly enough water to make up for the dehydrating tea. Occasionally my lower back will start to ache if I've had too many cups of tea, which is my signal to hydrate quickly! If I drink several glasses of water over the course of an hour, my lower back pain will go away within an hour or two.
2. Certain supplements. I bought vitamin d3 made from lanolin last week and started back on 8,000 a day after throwing out my d-3 that contained cod liver oil (see my post on the vitamin d page). However, my kidneys aren't liking the lanolin! Again, a sudden onset of lower back pain about an hour after taking the d3. It took longer for my back pain to disappear this time. ... at least 12 hours or more with lots of water. I tested the supplements 3x, with a few days in between, and each time got back pain. Yikes! A good kidney cleanse is in order. Lisa, got any good juicing recipes for the kidneys?!
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I had severe back pain years ago. When standing up from a seated position, I could only do so very gingerly. If I were walking my back would give out and I would go down on my knees.
Part of my job is interviewing authors when they are in town for a radio station and pod casts.
One day there was a book that came in the mail that was called Your Bodies Many Cries For Water written by Dr Batmanglelde. His book was a lifesaver for my back and he has an interesting story.
I increased my water intake and this worked a miracle on my back. It is not an instant cure like many on this web site but this really works.
Be sure to take your 8 glasses of water or more for great results