Well I have been on my feet getting things ready for when my friends come and got most of it except for four thigns on my list done. I'm going to have my husband take care of 3 but the last is working on my story for the month, getting my word count up more so I don't have to wrry about it this weekend since I'm having friends up like I said.
But my abck hurts so bad right now that I can't think straight nor can I think a bout my story and I feel sick to my stomach. I took Ibprofin (if that is how it's spelled) and so hoping that it takes affect REAL fast.
Since hubby isn't here, can I cry on someone's shoulder? I promise not to puke on you lol
ALLEVIATING BACK PAIN
I ended up with a BIOFLOW MAGNOTHERAPY wrist band, which, gave fast immediate relief - and thank god for that.
I had back pain so bad myself, that i would have given anything to alleviate it.
It doesn't deal with what's going on behind the physical pain, in an emotional sense, - that's the inner work, once out of the immediate physical suffering - but to me, it is to back pain, what epidural is to labour in childbirth.
My shoulder is available.
How much Ibuprofen did you take? You can take 600mg for pain. Do you have a hot pad? That will help as well.
thanks Cole! I stole I mean took one from my husband. CRAP it was 800mg...oops will that screw me up more?
And I do have a hot pad...I'll have to grab mine.
No no not at all, I take 800mg at a time during that time of the month. Definitely grab a hot pad, maybe even a hot bath? Make the hubby give you a massage when he gets home.
ooooo massage lol of course I might have to even with the friends here lmao
Massage a bad idea unless your Hubby is qualified in massage. If he rubs muscles the wrong way (wrong direction etc) it might well make it worse.
See your Doctor, try to get the tablets Co-Proxamol (I think that is how you spell it), I had them for a bad back years ago, and they were great. Also, buy a "tens machine", ebay do them, or your local pharamacy, they are very good too. Hope the pain eases soon.
What's got you under the weather?
What cause it?
Or other things effecting you.
Usually, some women get back pain and sickness from their monthly ritual. If that's not the problem...I would need more information to help.
But, if I can help...I certainly will try.
Ibuprofen was a good choice for back pain. If you have tylenol take one of those with it as well. The analgesic in the tylenol and the anti-inflamatory in the ibuprofen work well together. Just don't take too much. Eat some food with it and you won't feel so nauseous.
Is the pain in the muscle or is it in your spine? Is the pain running down the back of your leg? Then it might be sciatica. Depending on what type of pain it is, you might want to see your doctor.
If the ibuprofen and tylenol (acetominiphen) don't help, you might need a muscle relaxant.
Yes, I have dealt with muscle spasms for the last five years - and you have my sympathy.
thanks for the info Nellie I'll grab a tylenol and already ate so food is down there...I think
And it is just in my spine and muscles around my spine. It's because my muscles are really weak due to the Kyphosis...bad me hasn't been keeping up on the back excercises. I know I know get with it lol
Sorry you had to deal with muscle spasms...I hate when that happens...sometimes my back does that too and it feels SO freakin' weird!
Okay, now I understand. You havent been doing your back exercises. Hmmm. If it hurts to touch your spine, it could be a disc problem with your level of pain. If you or a friend can't touch or press your spine without you screaming, then it's probably a disc problem and you need to see a doctor fairly soon. (I deal with a muscle problem, but they always press my spine and lift my leg. Checking for disc and sciatica)
Once you feel better, start those exercises. I walk for an hour every morning and do an hour of yoga every night. Exercise is the only thing that keeps my back okay.
Hope you feel better really soon. Keep us posted.
Ibuprofen is a good choice for your back pain. But I think 800 mg is too much too take, esp for you, (according to your previous pic). I'm only taking 200 mg, every 6 hrs. as needed, for my back pain.
Ibuprofen is not good to take when your stomach is empty. Eat something before you take ibuprofen.
I hope you will feel better. otherwise we will miss you here in hubpages.
Can't help but think of my husbands bad back, he has had 2 bad bouts. Has wound up with sciatic problems, don't want to cause alarm tho just a thought. I have seen him in the kind of pain that is scary so would suggest you keep a close eye on it and go to a doc if it doesn't improve or gets worse.
Wishing and hoping the best to you!
Hi Crazd, too bad about your back. You should stay off you feet for awhile. Put on some soothing music and sprinkle your favorite perfume on the heating pad and take care of your back.
Never thought of putting perfume on the pad before...intersting! Thanks for that tip. and thanks Flightkeeper I am definitely going to stay off my feet...until I have to go help take care of the kitties at Cats In Need. Hopefully hubby will be home for that.
okay Nellie I'll do my back exercises lmao they hurt my back just as much so that is why I kind of...stopped...doing them... I know I know BAD ME! Sorry *looks down ashamed*
Don't be ashamed. If the exercise makes you feel worse, then I would recommend a new physical therapist. The same thing doesn't work for everyone, so you need to find the right help. Sometimes, it's meds for a while. Sometimes it just takes time. Backs are very frustrating.
Maybe just take the meds and put on some mindless television and veg out. Give your body a chance to relax.
Does 2 Fast and 2 Furious count as mindless television? well mindless movie I should say
sounds perfect. Now get off the computer and rest and nap for the rest of the day. I'd come over with popcorn if I lived nearby.
Truthfully I don't have a physical therapist..just went to one when IW as younger and they gave me all the exercises. they do help in the long run but yea they hurt my spine as they slowly make my spine stronger.
From my experience, I would recommend staying away from ANY back exercises that make your back feel worse or cause you any pain.
The purpose of the exercises should be to first off increase the endurance of your back muscles without creating or recreating any of your pain. As soon as pain kicks in, your body will find a compensatory method of moving, which in the long run may cause you even more problems.
If you find you're standing for long periods of time, try standing with one leg raised on a small step/phonebook/stool. This usually helps alleviate some of the pressure and loading placed on the spine.
Hope that helps.
Yours in movement,
I did that...all it did was make it crack and hurt more stupid kyphosis...HEY ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN BUY A NEW SPINE? AND NOT A METAL ONE? lol
thanks maribin and the Ibuprofen worked great...but it wore off fast beacuse I had to take care of some kitties for Cats in Need without hubby's help so yep back in pain I'll have to take Tylenol next
If you've been diagnosed with Kyphosis then the general advice for fixing back pain may not help.
In people with a normal back, the best way to stop back pain is abdominal exercises, not back exercises - because a strong stomach will support your back in the right position.
However for you, it's possible your abdominal muscles have become tight and are actually contributing to the rounding of your spine - so never do crunches or situps. You can do reverse crunches, bicycles or hanging leg raises instead, and also do abdominal stretches.
The main thing is to get into the habit of standing properly. Here's a good link:
http://www.endyourbackpainnow.com/blog/ … -kyphosis/
If you haven't been assessed in a while, it would be worth seeing someone about your condition again - if you're not keeping on top if it,it's progressive. Maybe the reason your back exercises hurt is because they're no longer appropriate.
I acutally have a note from the doctor to go get a back Xray that I'll call up on MOnday and make an appointment. I do stay awy from sit ups and push ups I couldn't do them in HS! haha
thanks for the link Marisa I'll check it out!
Oh and I do try standing up straight but again causes pain I stood up so much today my back is forcing me to stand straight lol and causing more pain again...booo!
Thanks Dev....it only hurts because I stopped doing the exercises for such a long time. I have to get back to them and continue them so the pain does stop.
man oh man... I hope you feel better... I didn't know it was this bad!
it's okay Lucie that was 2 days ago...my back is okay now..it does hurt from time to time but that is because of my kyphosis of the spine.
Lots of things that have nothing to do with your back can cause serious back pain. It's called 'referred pain' and can indicate anything from kidney infection to pancreatitis.
You should really see a doctor soon. ASAP if it gets worse.
You're assuming you know what it is but if you are wrong then nothing you usually do will help.
PS--Nausea with severe back pain can also signal heart attack in some women. Women don't always have the same symptoms as men for heart disease.
Oh thanks pgrundy scare me even more but thanks for the advice and yea I'm going to call tomorrow to make an appointment to get my back Xrayed
Sorry! I didn't mean to scare you. But I know how it is to put off getting help when you need too. Years ago when I had severe chest pain and nausea I went and laid down to avoid upsetting my son. My doctor really chewed me out later about that. He said lots of people cope with it that way, and they die so as not be incovenient!
misty what is a "tens machine"? If it some kind of massage maching thing I can't do those...it hurts my spine
No not at all, a tens machine gives off very subtle electric currents that you won't consciously really feel, but they help loads with all sorts of pain, which is why pharmacies sell them too. Not expensive either. My Mum swore by hers before her knee replacement surgery.
Something similar is an e-stim (electrical stimulation) machine. Physical therapists have them. Usually around $50. Well worth the money.
When I use to go to a physial therapist he used that on me but I hated it..made my back twitch after wards and I hated how it felt Not worth it to me lol
I doubt this was quite the same machine by the sounds of how you describe it. You would have to check with him, but I have never heard of that reaction, and am guessing the level of current is far more subtle on the home version.
If you can, ask around your friends and borrow one to try first. That is how my mum discovered them, and since then we have bought her 2 of her own, (the second one being a duplicate purchase by my sister). Ours were only about £15 GBP, so not much at all.
Look here for further info on Tens Machines and how they work:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcutan … timulation
I have used it on my back, neck, shoulder, knee, ankle.... I loved each and every time. Promotes blood flow and healing of the injured area. Cut my healing time in half. For instance I tore every ligament in my ankle. I was told I would be down for about 6 months. I was back at work in just over 4.
yea the volts were high enough that I felt it or either that my spine is very sensitive to things like that. Wouldn't be surprised one bit if that is the case lol but no I do not like using things that irritates my spine.
I got your Solution!!! I just blogged about it...
hope this information helps you.
I might help... have a look at this website
Jump to the exercise page. it has exercises for back too
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