The Back Pain Detective

Not your “normal” Peoplenomics topic, for sure.  But, this is not so much about my specific back pain fixing, so much as it’s a lesson in using available resources and applying rigorous process to attain a designed result.

This coming Saturday, we have the “subscriber-sourced” Small Trader Power Tool (release candidate 1, lol) coming along.  Plus a few remarks about what happens when the  talks in DC fall apart.

So, coffee-up…as we ponder whether the rally of recent days will survive to the weekend.

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George Ure
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12 thoughts on “The Back Pain Detective”

  1. Consider a pen-tablet. Hard to get used to, but once you grok it, you’ll never go back to mousing around. The strong point is “absolute addressing,” and not relative slip-sliding around, and often running “off-the-edge” of MouseWorld. You may hate it, but after the painful adaptation, you’ll never go back. Wacom is the best I’ve ever found. Many models.


    • I like acupuncture I had visited with some people that had them and was given a variety of opinions some pro some con. I decided heck I will give anything a try because I hate taking pills so I did it.. ..In my honest opinion If I could get that done instead of some of the other garbage and medications I would in a heart beat.. only three sessions was covered and I had all three.. wow.. I mean WOW.I loved acupuncture… the doctor said it would take a couple of sessions before I would see results.. nope I noticed changes right away.. the bad thing was.. the cost.. for me to continue them was so expensive that I couldn’t afford to keep them up..
      It is really sad to say that the pills are the cheaper of the two..if I had my choice it would be acupuncture instead for my arthritic condition.

  2. Trumps speech last night was so fraught with misleading stats that even Fox had to seriously fact check it..and not in a good way.

    Fox News anchor Shepard Smith challenged many of Trump’s claims by using the government’s own numbers.

    After Trump said that “innocent people” are being “horribly victimized” by immigrants who commit crimes, Smith quickly added perspective.

    “The government’s statistics show that there is less violent crime by the undocumented immigrant population than by the general population,” he said.

    Trump also argued for his wall by saying that immigrants carry illegal drugs across the border, but Smith pointed out that a wall wouldn’t make much difference there.

    “Government statistics show much of the heroin actually comes not over the unguarded border but through ports of call,” he said.

    Smith continued:
    “He talks about undocumented crossings over the past months. In fact, the number of undocumented crossings over the southern border has been steadily down over the last 10 years and the government reports that there is more outward traffic than inward traffic.”

    Here is the link…

    Smith also pushed back on Trump’s claims that Mexico will pay for the wall via a revised trade deal.

    So, if everything is a business model…is Fox testing the waters on what it would be like to be a network that isn’t pro Trump? This is the third time in as many days that A Fox host has criticized the President. Do they have poll data that shows they may be losing viewers, which basically equates to a shrinking of Trumps base? If so, this would be the type of evidentiary link that proves that Fox is only interested in poll numbers…just like Trump…and not reality.

    Let’s face it…they have a monopoly on conservative news…No other large network supports Trump because Trump is just not a very smart guy. Fox saw a opportunity and said…Trump got 31% of the registered voting public’s vote…Let’s get them on our side because 31% market share in the broadcasting world is unprecedented.

    And because they are the only network taking that side, and everyone else is dividing up the rest of the viewers, Fox became the number one news network by share.

    But, news is a business and investors want returns. When advertisers balk, investors walk. Look no further than their quit split with Bill O’Reilly, Eric Bolling, Bob Beckel, Kevin Jackson, Roger Ailes, Actress turned “reporter” Stacy Dash and Kimberly Guilfoyle.

    All hosts and executives are gone because of advertiser push back due to Sexual Harrasment or Racial Comment’s. If advertisers felt the same way about Trump…believe me…Rupert Murdoch…he of Tabloid New’s fame (The Star) of the Bastions of Fake news… will stop the bleeding before it starts. You can say what you want about Murdoch, but he is a survivor and a media mover and shaker. He know, starts and monetizes trends better than anyone in media.

    In a weird way, Trumps existence, present status and future all lie in the hands of Rupert Murdoch and Fox. If they ever see Trump blink…like maybe a capitulation on the wall…watch out…

  3. part 2 next year if youre still here lol
    remember laughter is the best medicine .,
    next to the new technology …,
    now where is that hearing aid ,
    so i can see where that beautiful bouncing blonde is

  4. Polititions foster hate. Look at the MN Meteorologist who was fired for a supposed racial slur. The MN Mayor is a Black female so the Meteorologist who is a white male has no chance. She continued that this shows “a deeper problem in our society.” The majority of Americans of all races have no racial problems. They are trying to make a living & live a decent life, but the liberal left polititions would prefer division & actually are the problem. The white left has fallen for this rhetoric of hate because for some reason, they feel guilty for past sins. What kind of Business Plan is this?

  5. Glad to read that the issue at hand is resolving. “Pain” is a four letter unmentionable to most. My observation as a member of the sandwich generation is that a substantial amount of elders’ time and resources are devoted to pain management. I think it’s safe to say pain colors their decision-making process and not always for the better.

    Speaking of decision-making processes and achilles heels, years ago before he entered politics I recall an interview in which Potus boasted of his capacity to operate on four hours sleep per night. History books record winners. Perhaps less likely they record the loser is a loser because they failed to bring their A game to the big show through some nagging physical angst.

  6. Well my dogs cats and chickens eat what I put out tomorrow for them to eat I predict yes oh my gosh I’m a psychic lots of laughs

  7. George,

    If you have a friend who’s an expert masseuse and uses trigger point therapy, you may want to have a session with her. I’m blessed to know such a person and on the very rare occasion that I did have back problems, I visited. She literally made one sharp deep movement downward along part of my right spinalis muscle and that was it. I was sore for another day or two and all was good. She claims that she can see what needs to be done, even though she was not even looking. Sometimes it’s best to trust those with a really good track record on these things. BTW, I think you mentioned that Elaine was a masseuse. Does she know about trigger points or work with them? Not all massage therapists do.

    You’ve convinced me that arm rests may actually have a useful function. I might make one like yours. Usually I just remove them permanently. Regarding chairs, depending on the person, a lumbar support is almost mandatory, and a high back is often uncomfortable for those with good posture. I removed the headrest from my driver’s seat and made my own lumbar support. I also fill in the ridiculous hollow in bucket seats so that I have a flat surface to sit on rather than a hollow. It’s far more comfortable and I can drive hundreds of miles in a day easily. I’ll take my chances with collisions and avoiding them – it’s worth it. I also relocated the driver’s seat six inches to the rear to accommodate my body. I don’t recommend this for others – just a comment on my experience. IMHO, comfort is important, and only you can feel what works for you.

  8. Had a similar problem only in my elbow. I switched from a mouse to a
    Logitech Roller Ball (which I really like). However, in about a month I
    developed severe pain in the right elbow. I suspected tendonitis and muscular involvement. Decided to play the game- went to Primary Dr who prescribed physical therapy-Nice young physical therapist who knows what she’s been taught-doesn’t know what she doesn’t know.
    10 Treatments- some help. Switched back to mouse- pain went away.
    Still occasional twinges. Listen to your body and do what feels right.
    And stretch.
    Enjoy your posts

  9. I like the Younger Next Year Back Book. One suggestion, in particular, changed my life. You are lying on the floor. Knees bent, feel flat on the ground. Back in a neutral position. Imagine dropping a grapefruit on your stomach. Keeping your back neutral, how do your muscles react? That tension is spine protection.

    Doing dishes, sitting on the coach, reading … you can engage your muscles the same way, mindful of not tensing your back. Soon it becomes a routine. Not there yet, by the way, because I have slouched since birth.

    The Younger Next Year series is phenomenal, funny and makes sense. Every time I deviate from its recommended practices, pain and stiffness return. Exercise is the fountain of youth. Unfortunately, for writers and readers … we have to do it.

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