Saturday, July 28, 2012

I went bike riding and messed up my back terribly. I went 3 days ago and it's hurting worse than when I first hurt it. I have also been sick, bladder infection that I am on the second round of antibiotics for. I AM in good spirits, regardless. I know that I need to rest but I get so bored. If anyone knows how to remedy a terrible back ache, let me know!
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    Ibuprofen, alternate ice and heat, gentle stretches as the pain decreases. Glad you have a positive attitude.
    3209 days ago
    Take ibuprofen, small dose around the clock if you don't like taking a full dose. It helps with the inflammation.

    Ice it - a good ice pad for the back is to wet a bath towel, freeze it in a shape that fits your back then lie on it. Twenty minutes twice a day if possible.

    If it's not too severe, some gentle (I say gentle) walking might help, as well as some GENTLE stretching.

    A chiropractor might be able to help, they've helped me in the past.

    Sorry your back is in pain. I've been there. Pain is not fun.
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    3209 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/29/2012 9:19:12 AM
    emoticon rest - I know t is boring, I've been having back issues for months, but am now recovering from surgery and must not push it
    3209 days ago
    Yes stretching and Can you do some mild Pilates? I find that backing up against the wall and doing wall squats really helps Hope you get feeling better Back pain is no fun Had it or years before I found relief.
    Other than this how are we doing with our weightloss journey?
    3210 days ago
    Are you able to stretch? Or visit your friendly chiropractor? Both have helped me in the past. I also love heat on it - but was told I should have used ice or alternated ice and heat. Sigh. Glad your spirits are still high. emoticon
    3210 days ago
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