Posted by Stephanie
on October 12, 2000 at 16:52:43:
In Reply to: lower leg pain posted by dave on October 12, 2000 at 12:18:15:
You might want to try physical therapy. Two popular methods of PT include lumbar stabilization exercises and mckenzie exercises - a physical therapist who specializes in this ought to be able to help. Stretching is good too - stretching your hamstrings gently twice daily is supposed to help. If the pain is severe, some people find water therapy (exercises is water) a good alternative. Low impact aerobic conditioning is supposed to help with the pain (e.g. walking). Some people find relief with chiropractic manipulations combined with a good exercise and stretching program. Finally, there are some psychological coping strategies that some people find very effective in dealing with chronic pain.
If you want to learn more about these options, I'm sure there are lots of good books on these topics, and more info on these topics is included in Spine-health.com.
Good luck -