Lumbar exercise is by far the best tratment for me

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Lumbar exercise is by far the best tratment for me

Postby Zorak » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:24 pm

Hello, I'm suffering severe RLS for 16 years (now I'm 33) after a physician prescribed by mistake rispoeridone. I want to share with you an exercise that helps me a lot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CLeCArMenk

10 minutes of this exercise is like 2 hours walking for me. I use this inexpensive machine:

https://www.decathlon.es/aparato-para-l ... 04487.html

Please let me know if it works for you. I hope it does.

Best regards.

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Re: Lumbar exercise is by far the best tratment for me

Postby ViewsAskew » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:47 pm

Thanks for sharing, Zorak.
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Re: Lumbar exercise is by far the best tratment for me

Postby legsbestill » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:43 am

Thanks for this. There was a post from someone about 6 months ago recommending exercises which I think target the same muscle group. I sometimes use them with some success.

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Re: Lumbar exercise is by far the best tratment for me

Postby badnights » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:29 am

Would the same sort of effect be had by resting front of hips on an exercise ball? Might take more repetitions to work the muscles as much.
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Re: Lumbar exercise is by far the best tratment for me

Postby Zorak » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:35 am

badnights wrote:Would the same sort of effect be had by resting front of hips on an exercise ball? Might take more repetitions to work the muscles as much.


I don't know badnights, but now that you mention that I find that I forgot to mention another thing that helps me a lot: sleeping on my stomach with cushions under my hips. When my hips are in a higher level than the rest of the body the relief is instant for me.

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Re: Lumbar exercise is by far the best tratment for me

Postby legsbestill » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:03 pm

Yes; the hip thing seems to help me too - only if the attack isn't too severe. I don't use a cushion - just lie with my knees tucked up under me and my body sort of folded forward over them face down. It's a bit awkward, I wouldn't choose to sleep in that position, all other things being equal but often manage to get an hour or two which would not have been possible otherwise when the legs are playing up at a low-grade level and are not responding to my relaxis pad.

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Re: Lumbar exercise is by far the best tratment for me

Postby badnights » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:51 am

Huh. If I feel mild symptoms in the middle of the night (or any other time when I'm desperate) I lie on my belly on a couple of pillows with my knees flexed, with even higher pillows under my head. This is my frog pose. I fall asleep like that. Once I'm asleep I sometimes roll off, but often I don't and I wake with kinks. But it lets me sleep with mild symptoms.

Also if I lie down I can't let my head go too low - one pillow is not enough. I prop my upper body up with a few pillows. If I don't do that, I will develop symptoms. The only time I don't have to do that is at some point in my early morning when the symptoms subside. I can tell they won't come if I lie flat, I can feel the difference somehow. That time is very short, though. The rest of my life is symptomatic or verging on it :lol: (might as well laugh about it )
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