Thursday, August 17, 2006


DANA: While I am 100% determined to enjoy my pregnancy, especially these next few months, my body is having other ideas. A few days ago I started having pain in the back of my left leg, and then it became increasingly harder to sit for long periods of time without my butt becoming sore and numb. I was pretty sure this was just a result of a heavier frame weighing down on my tush, but the shooting pain going down the back of my leg and the unbearable lower back pain that came next told me it was probably time to get this checked out.

What I've learned, is that I most likely have Periformis Syndrome, causing pain along the sciatic nerve, that is often called Sciatica. Apparently this is common in pregnancy, as hormones cause the pelvis muscles to loosen and tilt, putting pressure on the nerves and causing inflammation. Most people, on the other hand just don't have as early in the pregnancy as I do!

So, while Walker has been slaving away on the basement, I've been going to the chiropractor and doctor, getting massage and acupuncture, and taking prenatal yoga... anything I can think of to make the pain go away. If anyone had any ideas, I'd love to hear em.

The good news?... the baby's are still doing great and Walker and I learned that we probably will be able to find out their gender at the next ultrasound. We are now taking bets!

Posted by Walker Lockhart @ 1:40 PM

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Do you know BBC News (14/09/2006) Acupuncture for low back pain is cost-effective and works, according to medical researchers. Two studies on suggest a short course of acupuncture would benefit patients and healthcare providersThe cost is well below the threshold used by officials to decide whether the NHS can afford to fund a set treatment, they said. Up to 80% of UK residents experience back pain at some point in their lives, costing the NHS £480m a year.—(BBC News 14/09/2006)

And, What do you think about it? Something as follow:

Chinese acupuncture practitioner had almost been accused for website’s ads in Bristol

Dr Zhentong Han is a Chinese registered acupuncturist with twenty years of clinical experience. He is very popular among the patients in the area with outstanding technique. The appointments for him in the clinic in Bradford were always full, however, at Bristol, another place where he set up his business; there were troubles from the competitions in the same field.

It started at the acupunctural website of Dr Han(, which occupied the NO.1 place in a international websites about acupuncture ( Because of the large number of patients attracted by this website which introduced traditional Chinese acupuncture for backache therapy,and top position in yahoo and google. it caught great attention of other businesses in the same field in a very short time. Some practitioner even registered company names using key words about acupuncture , and notified Dr Han and other practitioners to stop using the some key words for advertising the website. Or else they would probably be charged by the law.

Dr Han claimed that he regretted deeply for the matter, but he didn’t want to get involved in this legal dispute, for the purpose of having a website is not to score high on the network, but to have more patients understand the most veracious Chinese traditional acupunctural techniques through his website, so to help more patients get rid of the pain.

Bristol Chinese Pain relief Acupuncture

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