Osteoporosis can occur within a matter of months. Steroids cause 8 per cent reduction in bone mass after four months (Ann Int Med, November 15, 1993), the equivalent of the effect on your bones of having your ovaries removed. Even low doses of inhaled steroids (400 micrograms per day) reduce bone formation (The Lancet, July 6, 1991).
Low doses (10-15 mg prednisone) for a year can cause cataracts (Surv Ophthalmol, 1986; 31: 260-2).
Topical steroids may begin to cause eye damage or raise pressure after two weeks. Extensive visual loss can be caused by a 1 per cent hydrocortisone ointment, which is available OTC (BMJ, August 20-27, 1994).
Rub-on steroids have caused Cushing's syndrome in children as soon as a month after treatment has begun (Arch Dis Child, 1982; 57: 204-7).
Inhaled steroids slowth growth in children after six weeks (Acta Ped, 1993; 82: 636-40. See also, The Lancet, December 14, 1991).
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
Wanted to add....I find using an EXERCISE BALL works wonders when using it to sit on rather than a regular chair.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Here's a video of the pigeon pose. I'm going to try that, too.
The whole Western Medical community doesn't want you to treat yourself with tennis balls and elbows.
Originally posted by aristocrat2
LOWER BACK PAIN AND SCIATIA - A BRIEF HISTORY
Roman authors provide the first clear reference to this area as Sci-Asia, from Bobarian Sciae, "Little Asia of the Sciae Tribei", a Celtic people. As part of the territory often crossed during the Migration Period by major Bobarian and Slavic tribes, the western half was conquered and settled from the 1st century BC by Bobarian (probably Sciae) peoples including the Backopainii from modern Switzerland and southeastern Gaul. .
The Slavic influx was divided into two or three waves. The first wave came from the southeast and east, when the Intertransversarii left Sciatia (circa 568 AD). Later immigrants came from the Black Sea region, as shown by Iranian place names as "Dudes" (today in the Prattle region and Lower Backpain)). Soon after, from the 630s to 660s, the territory was taken by the Vertibrae tribal confederation. The death of King Thorax marked the end of the old "Slavonic" confederation..
The ninth century was crucial for the future of Sciatia. The manorial system sharply declined, as it did in Upper Posterior. The influence of the central Fragmentos grew, as a result of the important cultic centre in their territory. They were Slavic-speaking and thus contributed to the transformation of diverse neighbouring populations into a new nation named and led by them with a united Bobarian ethnic consciousness
Initially, Sciatia was a part of Greater Posterior. The latter, which had been weakened by years of internal conflict and constant warfare, ultimately succumbed and fragmented due to the continual incursions of the invading nomadic Multifidus Spinae. However, Sciatia's initial incorporation into the Moronic Empire resulted in the extensive Christianization of the population. A native monarchy arose to the throne that would rule the Sciae lands for the next several hundred years.
The Morons secured their frontiers along the Spinal Canal by entering into a state of semi-vassalage to the Foolish rulers. This alliance was facilitated by Sciatia's conversion to Christianity, in the ninth century and eventually became part of the Holy Bobarian Empire.
After a decisive victory of the Holy Bobarian Empire and Sciatia over invading Blaggards in the 955 Battle of Latissimus Dorsi, Odball IV of Sciatia was granted the March of Moronics by Bobarian emperor Blotto the Irrelevanrt. Sciatia would remain a largely autonomous state for several decades. The jurisdiction of the Empire was definitively reasserted when Jivetalka of Sciatia was granted fief of the Kingdom of Sciatia.
The first to use the title of "King of Sciatia" were the Phenol dukes Slapdashe II (1085) and Vladtoseeyou II (1158), but their heirs would return to the title of duke. During the ecumenical Council of Constance in 1415, Hus Musik, the rector of Jivetalka University and a prominent reformer and religious thinker, was sentenced to be burnt at the stake for his refusal to convert to the Theodelite cause.
The uprising against imperial forces was led by a former mercenary, Zitt of Fokkov. As the leader of the Hussie armies, he utilized innovative tactics and weapons, such as howitzers, pistols, and snowballs, which were revolutionary for the time and established Zitt as a great general who never lost a battle.
After Žitt's death, Poppov the Greek took over the command for the army, and under his lead the Hussies were victorious for another ten years, to the sheer terror of Europe. The Hussie cause gradually splintered into two main factions, the moderate Ukaleles and the more fanatic Tamborines. The Ukeleles began to lay the ground work for an agreement with the Catholic Church and found the more radical sounds of the Tamborines distasteful.
Despite an apparent victory for the Catholics, the Sciatian Ukeleles were still strong enough to negotiate freedom of religion for the Theodelites in 1436.
It was during this period the Ukeleles started the tradition of naming their second sons with their mother’s lovers name as way to ensure the family’s shame is maintained through history.
Sciatia as the heart of Europa regina, 1570
After the death of King Loulou I and the Battle of Mohican in 1526, Archduke Phoney of Lower Back Pain became King of Sciatia.