Following daily exercise and regular decompression of the spine through a relaxation exercise (where the spine is gently stretched back to its full extension, restoring the surface area of the central nerve blood brain barrier, while opening up the extending nerve ways) before a warm bath and bed, has made such a difference.
After just four weeks the following aspect in benefits are apparent;
My knee joint pains are gone, and leg cramp (that use to stop me sleeping) has almost vanished, making walking upstairs a pleasure.
My sciatica has vanished completely, and I can sense if making an awkward movement that may aggravate the damaged vertebra.
Dexterity in my right hand is greatly improved (now its almost as sharp as my left hand) and I can use it again for typing.
My sense of smell has increased.
Skin tone and sensitivity has improved, and I now feel warm in the cooling winter weather, indicating improved circulation.
My sleep is deeper and the times of waking up in the very early hours are vanishing fast.
My arm tremor and spasms are less frequent and more gentle.
The almost constant 'responsive need' to sway the hips when standing doing a task has almost completely gone.
My general posture has improved (while I did not measure my height before I feel that I have probably gained about 2 cm in stature).
I do not seem to tire out so quickly, and I am no longer pausing for breath as before.
My mental sense in well being has improved, and I am smiling a lot more with all the renewed agility.
Having reduced the Stalevo dose earlier in the summer, and following a few half hour sessions with a Sports injury Physiotherapist, followed up with the daily decompression exercises, I feel things have now stabilised. And while my GP is very pleased by the apparent progress (while he prodded my spine in relation to the disc hernias), I await to discuss the improvements in more depth, and medication implications with my neurologist in the New Year.
For those interested, the exercises I do are described here.http://sites.google.com/site/beauxreflets/keep-fit