Make it stop!
I really did a number on myself!
So if you have followed my blog for more than a year you may remember that I have struggled with Sciatica. I'm thankful that I have never needed surgery or even taken medication for it. But it's back. I'm not sure if it was something that I did or if it's just the time of the year and it getting colder, etc. But I have been really feeling it again since Thanksgiving Day. I'm hoping I can do things myself and at home so I don't have to visit the Chiropractor.
2nd issue I have been having the last few months is a sore thumb. I know that sounds petty. The last week or so it has looked crooked by the knuckle by the nail. I don't know if I broke it or if it's arthritis but either way I'm not happy. I've always been double jointed and very much so in that thumb. My mom and her mom have and had horrible arthritis so I'm nervous about this.
And the third strike came today while at work when I whacked my knee on my desk. This isn't unusual. I tend to do this every other week it seems BUT this was hardcore. So much so that it brought me to my knees and tears to my eyes.
I need to do something about this so here is my plan...
I know that I am back and forth on YOGA but I have to be more consistent with it. Even if I have to bring my mat to work and do it in the bathroom I am going to do it more.
Again something I struggle with being consistent at. I mean, REALLY, how hard is it? It's NOT...it's just me making excuses for NOT waking up earlier enough and not having enough fresh produce...which is similar to my 'thing' with Juicing. I seriously NEED to focus on this.
Herbs & Essential Oils
These are something I have been digging deeper and deeper into as of late and I need to step it up a notch NOW! When it comes to pain the following are things I am going to do to combat it whether it's herbs and/or essential oils...Aloe Vera, Boswellia, Cat's Claw, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Green Tea, Thunder God Vine, Turmeric, and Willow Bark. Of those I have already done a few of them often. I will be bumping that up more tho. One of those that I am not familiar with is the Thunder God Vine and will be doing more research on it very soon.
Speaking of my own personal research and development...I have been looking into many other things that I will be sharing with you very soon!
What do you do for pain management at home?