As I sit here typing, 8 little metal nodes are massaging my back. My coworker has kindly let me borrow her chair massager, which I have borrowed every single day this week and last. I've got the third trimester body aches.
What I really need to do is go for another appointment with Sarah Farwell, my massage therapist. She's been helping me with a myriad of back problems for about 2 years now. She's also just updated her website, so I'd like to give her a little shout-out. Check out her website and contact information here.
For those of you who have suffered from back pain, you know how important it is to find a good team of people to help you with flare ups. I've suffered from sciatica / SI joint pain with my back for about 2 years and only recently have gotten to a place I would call pain-free. I finally can sit at work with no problems (minus the whole pregnancy aches)!
It was a long and difficult journey to get here. Along the way I've spent thousands of dollars at various appointments, including: 2 doctors, 3 acupuncturists, 3 physical therapists, 3 chiropractors, 2 massage therapists and 1 yoga therapist.
Of the people I've seen, I can highly recommend two practitioners: Sarah Farwell (as mentioned above) and Dr. Myra (or her husband Rob) at Hoffman Chiropractic Care. Dr. Myra has been helping me out with all my pregnancy related pains, and she helped my son get through chronic ear infections (as strange as it sounds).
For those of you suffering from SI joint pain, I also think that wearing a belt like this one to the left helped me out. I wish I had tried it 2 years earlier.
My fellow back-pain sufferers, here's to finding relief!