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Back Pain Remedies?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by mr.stitches, Jul 26, 2009.


  1. mr.stitches

    mr.stitches PetForums VIP

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    Hi All

    I suffer from lower back pain, no idea what sets it off. But when its there, it feels horrid, stiff, and twingy. Any ideas on how to relieve it? Deep Heat doesnt seem to do much, didnt know if Radox still did those bath salt things that were supposed to help? Cant afford to go to a specialist, and they want you to go several times anyway!

    Thanks!
     
  2. rona

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    I can highly recommend a good chiropractor, unfortunately they are not near you :D
    Honestly though, if you find a good one, they are well worth it
     
  3. sequeena

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    Oh I feel your pain :(

    Get someone to give you a good hard back massage, they are always good! Only yesterday I had a bad back and the OH gave me a massage and today I have no pain at all :)

    I've tried the curaheat pads for your back, I found that they made the pain worse if anything! Though something warm on your back does tend to help. I have slipper socks that you heat up to keep your shoes warm and they work brilliantly on my back :)

    Back Pain Relief - 15 Remedies for Back Pain Relief

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  4. mr.stitches

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    Rona - it would probably be well worth a journey over to you!

    sequeena - thank you for the links...im off to fill up a hot water bottle, see if that does any good! glad you said about the heat pads, i would probably have been tempted by them!
     
  5. Ladywiccana

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    Hellooooo Mr.Stitches :D :D

    I know how your feeling as i have 2 prolapsed discs L1 & L2 at the base of my spine, so in constant pain!

    Just one question..........Have you been to your GP?? Seriously get it checked out 1st.
     
  6. mr.stitches

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    ladywiccana hi :)

    no, never been to doctors about it. must admit, iv not heard good reports from doctors regarding back pain.

    how did you hurt your back - i take it you went to the docs rather than sort it out yourself?

    back pain is a pain! it can be so hard to pinpoint where your pain is, and half the time you never know what you have done to cause it.
     
  7. sequeena

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    :yesnod: Definitely go to the GP. The OH damaged his L5 and it gives him a lot of pain :(
     
  8. sandymaynard

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    Hi Mr.stitches
    Just a point of reference... And a funny thing, I am 34 years old and female, I went to my Gp and said about lower back pain! He asked what i had done to hurt my back!
    I said a bit of gardening, He asked do you have a good sex life?, I said yes and i am not going to include you in it!...Lol
    He said well a good session should put your back right! By the way don't worry i am crazy! I am nuts...Lol
    Anyway finally managed to get to see a female Gp because i had done so much gardening i had a sports injury to my back!
    I use a hot water bottle just for half a hour at a time! A nice radox bath! You could be sleeping in a draft or could be because the weather ahs changed to be a damp cold in the air!
    See you Gp and they might give you some help!
    Sandy
     
  9. FREE SPIRIT

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    Yep me too and also sciatica but to be honest ive not found anything that helps with the pain. Ive been prescribed so many different sort of pills, i gave up and just put up with the pain.
     
  10. Ladywiccana

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    I know what you mean huni, and mr stitches as far as i know it just happened ?????????? i dont really know, but just started getting the pain, and the sciatica down me left leg, not very nice is it Free Spirit??

    And yep im on 3 ibuprofen 400mg a day just to help combat the pain, and Amitryptilyne(sp) to boot too!

    I am at present though considering having an operation to help myself get better but not sure what to do????????
     
  11. haeveymolly

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    I agree, i have the same prolapsed discs as you have for 13 years now i had everything from total bed rest, phisio and then was eventually taken into hospital the gel what is inbetween has never made up so the discs are very close together standing for long periods is the worse gravity plays its part and the discs press down on each other, while i was in hospital i was given 2 spinal injections one was a cortisone the other i cant remember it was such a long time ago but to be honest they have been a huge success, i do sympathise with anyone who has back problems.
     
  12. FREE SPIRIT

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    Totally agree Karen...i have no idea what caused mine either. Trouble is ive been told the operation can hold a risk of leaving you paralysed so not much of a choice is it. :(
    I was also given the same medication as you unfortunately it never eased my pain. Hopefully it works for some people though. But as you have already advised the person needs to see their GP and get it checked out otherwise they risk doing more damage in the meantime. ;)
     
  13. HighlandQuine

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    I've had back problems for almost 25 years, been in hospital, traction, have had slipped discs, sciatica (but not as bad as OH has it), torn muslces and suffer almost constantly from back spasms.

    I would definitely go to your GP. At worst they'll prescribe you something that should help take the edge off the pain.

    Personally I don't find baths help, they make me worse but OH swears by them. Keep moving as much as possible so your back doesn't stiffen up, it's the last thing you feel like doing but is for the best.

    Hope you feel better soon! :)
     
  14. mr.stitches

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    Blimey, I wouldnt know where to look if my doctor said that!:blush2:
    I best tell OH, im sure he would be over the moon to hear that! Would certainly prefer that to giving me a back rub!
    We have been having windows open lately though, so a draft may be it.

    Think il go for the water bottle and a radox first before I enlist the help of OH!!:blushing:
     
  15. claire

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    Dont mean to sound bleak but nowt helps back pain IMO.
     
  16. Ladywiccana

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    This is very true Ony, Im only thinking about it now, because i miss my ozzie so much, and would love another dog dearly, especially a big dog lol, as its the big breeds i love! I would settle for some of the smaller breeds tho lol.
    But with the way my back is at present i just cannot handle a dog any bigger than a westie ( i like those a lot too :D). So i am debating wiv mesen!

    Also my doctor in the midlands told me the same also, that because its the 2 lower discs being close to my spinal nerve, that yes it could end up with me being in a wheelchair for the rest of my life, so me finks pains the way to go lol.

    And yes ive had the 2 injections in me spine also :( and no they didnt work, but by christ the last one damn near killed me! I can remember they had me sitting on the edge of the bed in theatre hugging a pillow lol, and i heard the what sounded like little knuckles being pushed together pmsl, and then all i can remember is thinking to mesen, im not ready to come yet dad, and that was all i can recall lol, cos me blood pressure was sky high all i wanted to do was lie down on the bed and go to sleep pmsl. Im sure i saw the "White Light" that day lmao
     
  17. FREE SPIRIT

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    So true Claire...ive found that out. The very least you can expect really is to help ease the pain by making yourself more comfortable. :)
     
  18. Ladywiccana

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    I totally agree girls............altho it would be nice to have a week pain free lol :eek:hmy: :smilewinkgrin:
     
  19. claire

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    You sort of get used to it!!, I know when its coming on, take the painkillers n diclofenac and try not to aggrivate it till it passed lol, It does make me grumpy tho
     
  20. haeveymolly

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    I thinks hot baths and massages relieve muscle pain but not the joints as much, keeping moving is the best they dont actually give traction now because imobility is the worse thing it causes muscle wastage and then the muscles are so weak there is a bigger chance of slipping more discs, so keeping the core muscles strong, keeping moving is the best advice, when mine was at its worse i was on so many painkillers and anti-inflamatories they caused a stomache ulcer (cant win) so when i came out of hospital after the spinal injections they loaned me a tens machine and that was amazing! dont know what the over the counter ones are like, but the hospital one was a great relief.
     
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