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by timberdoodle
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stand Up Desk
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Stand Up Desk

I've thought about going to a stand up desk over the years to relieve sitting pain, but the cost can be rather high. A friend sent me a link to video of a guy who built a simple desk that can be made cheaply. I might try it. http://headhearthand.org/blog/2012/01/12/a-desk-that-could-save-your-life/
by timberdoodle
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Brain's Connection to Pain
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Brain's Connection to Pain

This story was reported in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. I found that it resonated with Dr. Wise's approach with one exception. He advocates resting with the pain where this article speaks of distracting the brain from the pain. Either way, both are advocating interrupting the pain cycle of the...
by timberdoodle
Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now what?
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Now what?

Yoink, An excellent post. Thanks. And my post, which started this thread, is an example of what you're talking about. I hit a low point and came back here to vent. I've had many good days as well. In fact, all of last weekend was pretty good, right on the heels of several bad days. There's just too ...
by timberdoodle
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now what?
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Now what?

I've never had the spinal imaging done. I may make a trip to my Family Doctor to tackle this angle. I've assumed the pain was related to CPPS, but maybe it's something more. Occasionally, I will feel "prickly" sensations in my fingertips and more of a throbbing in my foot. Also, general tingly sensa...
by timberdoodle
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kevkos - Here's my Story
Replies: 158
Views: 2907

Re: New here- Here's my Story

I wouldn't hesitate to try the Elavil. It's more than just an antidepressant. It will help quiet the nervous system overall.
by timberdoodle
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now what?
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Now what?

Thanks for the input Mark. The leg pain actually predates my full CPPS symptoms by a few years. The diagnosis when I initially had it checked was simply myofascial pain. The problem is that it has gotten worse recently. It's mostly a tingly sensation throughout the leg, and I haven't been able to lo...
by timberdoodle
Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now what?
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Now what?

It's been a while since I've posted, but I'm feeling pretty down about my symptoms and wondering what direction to take. For the record, I've had CPPS for about 7 years now. I went through all the usual stuff early on--antibiotics, pain meds, etc... I went to the Wise Anderson clinic almost 3 years ...
by timberdoodle
Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone ever seen Shoskes?
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Has anyone ever seen Shoskes?

I've been to Shoskes and to the team at Cleveland Clinic. He would be a good place to start. If he recommends that you need Physical Therapy (i.e., if he diagnoses you with pelvic floor issues), there are therapists at Cleveland Clinic who do internal/external treatment. I found, for me however, tha...
by timberdoodle
Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Trigger Point Release work (Manick's Case)
Replies: 90
Views: 1874

Re: Self Trigger Point Release work

If your trigger pain is on a scale of 1-10, you want to press enough to take your pain to about a 7 and then hold until it releases or for about 60-90 seconds. Don't try to hit a "home run" each time you do it. You won't heal yourself in one treatment. Go slow; take your time. I'm now 7 months from ...
by timberdoodle
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gmccormack's case
Replies: 88
Views: 1597

Re: heading out to see Wise

In response to some questions about acquiring one of Dr. Wise's wands, my impression is that the wand will not be given out unless you are evaluated by a PT Dr. Wise trusts (most likely Tim Sawyer) and given training on how to use it. I was at a clinic earlier this year and am also using the wand th...
by timberdoodle
Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Book on Chronic Pain - The Body Broken
Replies: 0
Views: 102

New Book on Chronic Pain - The Body Broken

About a month ago, I saw a review of a book titled "The Body Broken" in the Wall St. Journal. It is a memoir by a woman (Lynne Greenberg) with chronic neck pain. She is an associate professor of English and weaves many literary analogies and poetry into the work and has many insightful comments that...
by timberdoodle
Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Chronic Prostatitis Exist?
Replies: 28
Views: 973

Re: Does Chronic Prostatitis Exist?

The latter is the message that I've taken away from Dr. Shoskes, and to be honest his participation in the forum was the reason I joined. Have you been evaluated by Dr. Shoskes? The reason I ask is that Cleveland Clinic (where he practices) does have a physical therapy department that could evaluat...
by timberdoodle
Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to Expect at Stanford?
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: What to Expect at Stanford?

Thanks for the link--I'll try to update the group here with my experience at Stanford after I attend.
by timberdoodle
Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to Expect at Stanford?
Replies: 3
Views: 206

What to Expect at Stanford?

Greetings All--after 4 1/2 years of CPPS, I have decided to attend the Stanford Clinic in February. Just wondering if anyone who went has any input on what to expect? Anything that I should plan for or know in advance that would make the trip better? (Anything from hotel to daily schedule to places ...