Overlooking the city of Rochester.

Backache seems to come with pottery. Throwing pots at the same position, moving 50lb boxes of clay and heavy shelves, etc.. This is labor intense job.

I visited my chiropractor, Dr. Mack Jr. today. Realigned the hip, back and neck. Feel a lot better. I was with the physical therapy last year and found out the way my wheel was set up was too low, and restraining the back. I replaced the wheel last year from my 20-year-old Shimpo brought from Japan, to Pacifica GT-400 with the leg extension.

If you look at two pictures, left is normal height of Shimpo wheel, and right is the wheel sitting on blocks (8-10 inch high), you can see how I bent my back at the lower wheel position. I understand that throwing on a wheel while standing up is really the best way to go. I just could not go that far. It took me while to adjust to new position. I still like the Shimpo wheel’s mechanical pedal better, other than that the Pacifica is quiet and handle the clay the same.

With the stretching, the inversion table and the new wheel, my visit to the Dr. Mack has become less frequent, but he is still my lifesaver.

Back pain

7 thoughts on “Back pain

  • December 16, 2008 at 5:08 pm
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    Chiropractic adjustments are part of my “throwing routine” I don’t what I’d do w/o my chiropractic doctor! One of the things I haven’t done is check the height of my wheel. Thanks for this post… it has made me think about my set up!

  • June 28, 2010 at 1:38 pm
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    sometimes i get backaches due to long hours of working at computers.,**

  • June 28, 2010 at 11:24 pm
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    i have backpains after work. what i do is get some relaxing massage and yoga.~-`

  • July 12, 2010 at 1:02 am
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    i also have backaches due to my blue collar job. stretching also helps reduce backaches~-,

  • August 29, 2010 at 1:40 pm
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    i have some slight back pain and stretching helps a bit to reduce its severity’:’

  • October 10, 2010 at 1:38 pm
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    i used to always some nasty back pains and it requires a great massage to remove it-*”

  • January 25, 2011 at 1:10 pm
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    ;” I am really thankful to this topic because it really gives useful information :.;

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