Sciatic nerve pain treatment research is not new. However the MacBac Remedial presents a new opportunity to evaluate the relief of this debilitating ailment.
When I began using the MacBac Remedial prototype in 1998 for my back pain relief, a degree of control over my own sciatic symptoms also occurred. For some reason, the Macbac Remedial exercising program would diminished my sciatic symptoms, or even shift the stabbing sensations from my right thigh, down to my big toe.
To me, this meant that I was doing something to fix my sciatic condition, as I persisted with doing Macbac Remedial exercise routines for back pain control. Obviously something good was occurring, but this alone was just not enough to completely eliminate the symptoms.
The obvious question was: "What's really causing my chronic sciatica?"
Historically, Macbac Remedial exercising had fixed my L5-S1 disproportionate disc compression condition, six months into this strangely effective exercise program. So this disc shift seemed be unrelated my chronic sciatica.
Yet others had used MacBac exerciser routines to completely eliminate their chronic sciatica, so I concluded that different pelvic mal-alignments, produce similar sciatic symptoms.
The pelvic structural muscular force dynamics concept, at that time, involved just the abdominals because Macbac Remedial exercise routines obviously pulled the hip bones together. To me, Macbac workouts fixed lots of back, leg socket, hip and sciatic health disorders, so my focus was on these matters.
Then, around the end of year two of Macbac exercising, (which I did for about an hour each day), a radical new event opened the door to expose pelvic structural muscular force dynamics. My right hip shifted, relative to my sacrum plate.
The pain was intense. So bad!
When I wrapped my Macbac about my lower trunk and did the exercise routines, it made little difference. Over a week, or so, my lumber muscle length increased, which allowed the back pain symptoms to abate.
However, a region of flesh on my right thigh felt like it was burning, constantly burning.
I finally resolved this matter by pulling a MacBac apart, coupling longer turn buckles to the front and back plates and clamping the plates side on, to my hips. One plate was against my right leg socket and the other plate against my left hip. I walked slowly forward. Each step caused massive reductions in the burning sensations.
I reversed the plate positions and walked slowly again. Further reductions in pain occurred.
A few repeat braced walks later and the burning sensations was replaced by numbness. This area of thigh numbness reduced over time.
Dramatic and risky as that was, the fact is that multiple, directional muscular generated forces, actually pull the hip bones in multiple directions. Alternately bracing the top of each hip to the opposite leg socket, then slowly walking, simply happened to apply the correct forces to re-align my hips and sacrum plate.
Why do I feel that some people will see my resolution to what was really a hap hazard, self inflicted sciatica, as a ‘set up’?
The important information gained from getting myself into and then out of, an intensely painful sciatica, was that pelvic anchored muscles can be used to fix chronic sciatica, when it is caused by a chronic, pelvic mal-alignment.
Precisely spoken, many people that have chronic sciatic symptoms, also have the muscle groups required to fix the cause of those symptoms.
Over the next 15 years, I experimented with four of the six muscle groups that govern the pelvic structure. I used the knowledge gained, to finally complete the proper alignment of my hips, which in turn completely eliminated my chronic sciatica.
In 2016 I decided to experiment with my own lumber muscular retractile forces, to pulling my hip bones up, relative to S1.
Loading the lumber muscles, would increase the retractile forces applied to the hips and the spinal column, so I began by just bending fully forward and then slowly straightened upwardly. I eased into this exercise by using my hands, pressed to my thighs for support. This lessened the body weight load that my spinal column was flexing up and down. That, in turn diminished the upward retractile forces applied to my hip bones, but my paranoia was also rampant.
I did multiple daily, light load, hip pull exercising for a week. Then I increased the hip load in week two, by doing multiple forward bending exercises, without hand support.
My paranoia had diminished because I felt better. Week three lumber exercising comprised of holding a brick in my hands, as I bent forward and back upward.
These exercises reduced my sciatic symptoms, as the loading increased.
From then on, controlling my sciatica involved multiple toe touching exercises. My spinal column was effectively supported on the stomach side, by the abdominal and associated core muscles, which eliminated disc damage as a consideration during the exercise. However, my objective was not complete, which was to use my lumber muscles to pull my hips into ‘proper’ alignment. Proper to me meant hip to sacrum alignment that provides zero pressure to my sciatic nerves.
Confirmation that multiple pelvic anchored muscle groups can be used to pull the hips into proper alignment, occurred about a month after the lumber loading exercise trials.
I was standing on the high side a thick fallen tree trunk, using a chainsaw to cut into the trunk. As the trunk caved in, it shifted and I responded to be pulling the saw blade out of the trunk, as I quickly stepped off the moving part of the trunk.
Ouch! My hips had shifted and my back felt fragile, plus hurt.
I tenderly got myself and the chain saw back into the car, then drove home.
Yes, my hips felt fragile and I was unsure of that being a good matter, until my lower back stabilized again. That occurred over a ten day time period and confirmed for me, that pelvic structural muscular force dynamics also involves the lumber and thigh muscle groups.
Initially, my hips felt strange for two days and I felt zero sciatic pain. After ten days my experiment on human lower trunk physiology ended.
Now you know the physiological principles that govern your pelvic alignment and its stability.
Welcome to my world of pain free old age, where you stand tall and move with agility.
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