Full of the joys of spring (in autumn?)

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Yes, I’m a happy bunny! After months of waiting, referrals etc. I finally got to see a specialist who could give me a clear diagnosis of the pains I’ve been having for the last year or so in my left thigh. Not only that but the cure is great!
It seems the nerve has become inflamed, causing the muscle to contract to protect it. The cure he prescribed?
1)Yoga, which I already found tends to ease it. He loved that I was doing that as apparently it’s the best thing,gently stretching the muscle while it relaxes the nerves.
2)Taking a walk around break every 20 mins while sitting (OK not great for my writing but still pleasant)
3)Chilling, relaxing and avoiding stress. He explained the mind and nerves are closely related so a chilled mind relaxes the nerve so it can heal(just how good can it get?)
He was very good at explaining and took time to do so, explaining why the former ultrasound treatment would have irritated it (you don’t want to overstimulate a nerve!!!) He’d also studied acupuncture and holistic medicine (unusual for an NHS doctor)and was happy I didn’t feel I needed any medication(The pain isn’t bad.)
He left me feeling great.I had been concerned not knowing what was causing it, especially when it got a lot worse after “treatment” So I’m celebrating – relieved to know it’s very minor, and I can sure live with the cure! lol!

6 thoughts on “Full of the joys of spring (in autumn?)

  1. What a great approach. Inflamed nerves usually receive a prescription for anti-inflammatories, pain meds and sometimes muscle relaxers. Nice to see a doctor that realized the treatment played an aggravating role and that a non pharmaceutical approach would likely help resolve the issue. Looks like you found a doctor more interested in helping a patient treat themselves and resolve their ROOT issues than band-aide a symptom.

  2. Hi again Claire 🙂 great to get a definitive diagnosis on one thing. I think inflammation can cause so many problems. I think you said you were into natural cures so I guess you also planned some natural anti inflammatory foods into your diet? I think relaxation, meditation and the exercise you mentioned will be big helps and to make sure you try not to get stressed about anything in life incl. having to do all these practices hehe 🙂 I found affirmations to be good in addition to meditation, help remind me not to be hard on myself.

    • Thanks Alexander! I do eat pretty healthy and drink ginger tea (I lived in China a while and they use ginger a lot for inflammation). Also my Chinese son in law just started marketing a Chinese medicine based tea that stops pain as fast as aspirin, works 10 times as well, plus reduces inflammation. Being on the “inside” so to speak I got him to send me a few boxes so I’m going to add that.
      Thanks for dropping by and taking time to respond. I appreciate that. Have a great day!

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