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I hurt my back, how can I get some relief?

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    On Friday night I abruptly turned and I had tremendous pain in my left side of my lower back. My wife thought I trapped a nerve. The pain was so intense that I almost went to my knees.

    After a couple minutes the pain eased up. Shortly afterwards my lower back started tightening up and it is very uncomfortable to lay down and sit for long periods of time.

    Have any of you experienced lower back pain, if so what do you do to ease the pain?
    Steve Balistreri
     
  2. Big Heap

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    1. Go to a doctor. If this doesn't resolve the problem - 2. Go to a Chiropractor.

    This advice, worth what it cost you, comes from a guy with four broken vertebra.
     
  3. 391 shooter

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    http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Back-Pain-Mind-Body-Connection/dp/0446392308#_

    I had same thing over and over again up until 15 years ago when I followed this Doctor John Sarno's recomendations.

    I have been pain free in my back for 15 years. Use to happen 3 to 4 times a year to the point my wife had to put my socks on for me.

    Absolutely do not go to a chiropractor.
     
  4. WS-1

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    Steve,

    It depends on where the pain is EXACTLY. If the pain is very, very low and directly in the middle of the back, I would recommend Preparation H.
     
  5. yakimaman

    yakimaman Well-Known Member

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    If you go to a chiropractor you may get some temporary symptomatic relief but you will definitely get a chance to form a long, long, long lasting relationship and he will likely treat you forever and ever.
     
  6. BDodd

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    If you find the right doctor who sends you to the right physical terrorist (oops I mean therapist), you can get relief soon enough and remain pain free. My wife did just that with great success......breakemall
     
  7. senior smoke

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    I called my doctor's office to make an appointment. For now I will take Alleve.
    Steve
     
  8. Wintrap

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    Read Dr. Sarno's book, it's a miracle.
     
  9. Wintrap

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    Read Dr. Sarno's book, it's a miracle.
     
  10. jlb

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    When I hurt my back I went to see my Dr. and he gave me a list of exercises. When I was leaving I saw a Dr. friend who told me that I could do nothing or exercises with the same level of success or I could start walking. That next day I started walking to work, about 35 minutes each way, and with in a week my back was nearly normal. I still walk to insure that I don't have back problems again. My physician is now the man who gave the excellent advice.

    jlb
     
  11. bjk1972

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    A good nsaid like Alleve(naproxen) or Advil and bed rest for a couple days with ice the first 24hrs and heat there after. Go to a Medical Dr. first before a bonecracker. I had surgery to repair a blown out disc in at L5/S1(lumbar) and deal with what you desrcibe a few times a year now.Good Luck.
     
  12. 391 shooter

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    Wintrap,
    Amen brother, it was a God send for me, took a little while to get my head and arms around it, but, 15 years pain free is nuff said for me.
     
  13. timberfaller

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    I don't know what chiropractor's you guy go see, that you have to keep going back to.

    All the one's I've gone to get me fixed up and then I don't see them again, until I do something dumb and put my back out again.

    I've never gone to a doctor for back pain, they are to knife happy or have some fancy new drug to try out on you.

    For all you nay sayers, Chiropractor's have to "know" more about how you body functions then your Doctors do to get certified.

    Doctors and Chiropractors are alike in that YOU have to find the good ones! There are just as many bad doctors as there are chiropractors.
     
  14. Wintrap

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    It's been about 15 years pain free for me. Hard to believe that reading a book can heal back pain..a miracle
     
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    I had lower back pain from age 14 to 35. I had a twisted and tilted sacrum (sp) due to an accident in the snow. Went to a doctor --x ray and a drug for pain and a get over it. I never got over it! It got worse. Went to a chiropractor and over time he streched everything and put it all back where it was meant to be. Today I only have pain if I overwork it. That chiropractor in my opinion saved my life or at the very least saved me from surgury. I will always go there first. Then to an MD second if needed. JMHO. Paul in Nebraska.
     
  16. senior smoke

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    I read all your responses. Even though it hurts, I walked a lot this afternoon. Feels a little better now.
    Steve
     
  17. Ross

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    Stay AWAY from chiropractors, go to a back specialist or at least find an osteopath they are a full MD that continued on in a school similar to a chiropractors school. Most of them will manipulate your back but differently than a chiropractor and they know when to "stop" I've had a bad back for 35 years, osteopath tried and couldn't help told me go to a orthopedic Dr. for surgery, well I went to an orthopedic Dr. he took xrays & MRI checked me all out, then told me he wouldn't recommend surgery at that time go home and do prescribed exercises for 6 weeks, before he would consider surgery. Took his advice, haven't been under that knife yet, still have a "bout" with it once in a while and it did force retirement at 63 (now 70) but get along OK just have to be careful. Proceed cautiously & GOOD LUCK. Ross Puls
     
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    A good chiro will treat you, then put you on a PT program to build the muscles around the problem area, and loosen ya up in the morning. If you go to the Dr. he'll probably do the same thing...recommend PT.
     
  19. birdtracker

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    Senior Smoke: there is an exercise called SuperMan. I had back problems till I started doing this exercise. I do it 3 times a week. It only takes about 5 minutes to do all together. Start by getting down on your hands and knees. Make sure you tie the dog up as they will lick you in the face! Extend your right hand and left leg to full extension outward. Then put them back down and switch to left hand right leg. Only do about 10 total, building up to 3 sets of 15.
    Your core muscles need strengthened to keep everything aligned. When you twisted you came out of alignment and pinched a muscle. Good luck. Birdtracker
     
  20. quartering

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    makers mark for relief. orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis. don't waste your time on a chiropractor, a doc in the box or opinions solicited from a trapshooting forum - see a professional. unless you can post some pics... good luck with it
     
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