To the Editor,
My back was sore to the point of only sitting or standing without pain.
Since both physiotherapists and chiropractors were closed for weekend, I resorted to pain tablets to stay mobile and lessen the pain. When pain decreased, I tried stretching exercises. I couldn’t do most of them at first but persisted until I could and recovered in three weeks. This was faster than in three months of a doctor’s care, 40 years ago when surgery was advised.
Since half of the back patients in Victoria hospital in the 1970s were still in pain months after operation, I declined surgery and returned to 30 years of pain-free logging, until this incident.
I’m not selling anything but only wish that someone had told me about these stretch exercises 30 years ago.