My Aching Back

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ColeTrucker's Comment
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I am including yoga in my routine to help my aching back. It has helped so far. What other routines do you suggest that has actually helped you in anyway. Back or otherwise. Thanks in advance. Cole.

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Yoga sample

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Normally you won't find me in the Ladies Forum but I saw that link on my administrative screen so I checked it out.

I've done Yoga for about 8 years now. If you knew me you'd never guess it in a million years. I do it about 5 or 6 days a week, 15 minutes at a time. It's miraculous. I've always been an athlete and did a lot of physical work my whole life. I'm 43 now and I'm in the best shape of my life. I'm the most flexible I've ever been. My balance, my agility, and my strength are all the best they've ever been and Yoga is a key part of that.

My favorite time to do it is in the morning. After I do some computer work and get some coffee in me I'll do Yoga. It's the best way to start the day. Then your body is loosened up, stretched out, in proper alignment, and the blood is pumping. You're feelin great and ready to get something done with your day.

It's nearly impossible to comprehend the full scale of benefits you get from Yoga. But once you've done it for a short time and you've experience all the benefits you'll know it's something you'll want to do the rest of your life. I fully expect to be doing Yoga and getting around just fine when I'm 100 years old.

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Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

ColeTrucker's Comment
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Normally you won't find me in the Ladies Forum but I saw that link on my administrative screen so I checked it out.

I've done Yoga for about 8 years now. If you knew me you'd never guess it in a million years. I do it about 5 or 6 days a week, 15 minutes at a time. It's miraculous. I've always been an athlete and did a lot of physical work my whole life. I'm 43 now and I'm in the best shape of my life. I'm the most flexible I've ever been. My balance, my agility, and my strength are all the best they've ever been and Yoga is a key part of that.

My favorite time to do it is in the morning. After I do some computer work and get some coffee in me I'll do Yoga. It's the best way to start the day. Then your body is loosened up, stretched out, in proper alignment, and the blood is pumping. You're feelin great and ready to get something done with your day.

It's nearly impossible to comprehend the full scale of benefits you get from Yoga. But once you've done it for a short time and you've experience all the benefits you'll know it's something you'll want to do the rest of your life. I fully expect to be doing Yoga and getting around just fine when I'm 100 years old.

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Well, I'm glad you came on by and your words rings true for me!

I was/am having consistent pain originating from deep inside close to the left part of my upper pelvic bone. I am constantly aware of the pain but if I turned the wrong way, coughed or sneezed...the worst pain I ever felt would shoot down my left leg, ouch!!

I love my job but, knew I had to do something different or things would get worse. So, a little while back, I started looking for yoga videos that focused on the entire back, shoulders and neck to include in my mini routine. During the first few weeks of practice, I'd do yoga sporadically. Then one day, after having a sneezing fit, I realized that I didn't get that shooting pain down my leg. Hallelujah! Now, like you, I do about 10-15 minutes every morning and a posture here or there whenever I get out of the truck.

I've upped my overall fitness plan. I used to just walk and do a 10 daily exercise routine that I have as an app. I have added a resistance band and a jump rope. I jump rope on a piece of carpet with a thin layer of rubber on the underside. It saves my knees and saves the rope which has a plastic coating around it. I only do about 5-10 minutes here or there through out the day but I feel great!

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I was/am having consistent pain originating from deep inside close to the left part of my upper pelvic bone. I am constantly aware of the pain but if I turned the wrong way, coughed or sneezed...the worst pain I ever felt would shoot down my left leg, ouch!!

Sounds like you have Sciatica. My ma had that and she said it was the worst pain she ever felt in her life. She had gotten away from Yoga and her regular exercise routines for a while when that started giving her problems. She got back on her routine and it seems to have gone away.

Make sure you have great lumbar support in your seat also. If there isn't a really good support built into the seat get one of those small pillow-type supports they make. Keeping your back straight and your lower back arched will make a huge difference in how you feel.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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