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    Thanks Guys, a little better today so i'm on the mend

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    I am somewhat hesitant to lecture but here goes anyway. There is no surgery or therapy that will rid me of chronic spine pain; or shots in the cervical spine, or anything. I shamelessly take enough pain killers that would put you guys in a coma. There is nothing worse than having doctors tell you there is nothing that can be done other than manage pain. If you are young or middle aged and get cervical spine pain take this stuff very seriously. If your work involves bad body mechanics as said above do something about it. Here are a few thoughts:
    - gentle neck stretches in the shower; the heat of the shower helps
    - take breaks as often as possible from activities that put you in bad posture
    - be mindful of tension in the muscles in the neck area; there are lots of tiny muscles here
    - try a soft collar next time you plaster your ceiling
    - stay away from chiropractors who do violent neck snapping. It's way out of fashion now and dangerous according to neurologists
    - good diet that nourishes joints (we should be good at that)

    That's the end of the lecture. Will and others, please take care.
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    Thanks Seth, I completely agree with everything you've said. I went through this before with a lower disc. I kept working on it for 6 months and could barely stand or walk by the time they operated on me. So I know I have to make changes and stick to them. I never want to end up in that situation again. Im with you with chiropractors too. I had one which made things much worse when I had lower back problems. I am seeing am osteopath on thursday. I'm hoping regular visits, keeping up with my yoga and making some of my work areas more comfortable will keep problems at bay.
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    I hope you feel a lot better soon

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    How are you feeling Will? Hope you are on the mend.

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    Bored but its given me time to read. I've got most of the way through this
    http://www.feine-klingen.de/PDFs/verhoeven.pdf
    But it keeps sending me to sleep
    The osteopath says its muscular rather than a dodgy disc so thats good. Hope to be at work next week.
    Thanks for all the well wishes.

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    Hey Will,

    inspite of your condition, much appreciated that you did send out the 2 knives. Much appreciated.

    You know what to do to correct the neck pain problem.. Is all up to you.

    Tks and have a relaxing week-end..

    rgds
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillC View Post
    Bored but its given me time to read. I've got most of the way through this
    http://www.feine-klingen.de/PDFs/verhoeven.pdf
    But it keeps sending me to sleep
    The osteopath says its muscular rather than a dodgy disc so thats good. Hope to be at work next week.
    Thanks for all the well wishes.
    Thanks for the link Will. As a perpetual student of all things in life, I am interested in reading this just to understand metallurgy and knives better.

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    I've read and re-read bits of it and it still hurts my head. And this is written in a language for blacksmiths? The stainless section is very useful, there is a whole section dedicated to aeb-l.

    Thanks David, no worries, yes I know what I need to do. I think its as simple as lowering the present height of my grinder. And also breaking up tasks a bit more so i'm not doing one thing all day.

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    Right i'm up and running, after a fashion, did a full day today, giant billets being welded up in the press, more blanks being drawn out and ground. Sparks were flying today big style. So be prepared for a whole load of photos of stuff coming together by the end of the week. But now to soak in the bath and do my yoga to keep myself ticking over.

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