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My lower back froze-Any tips?

Posted by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:29 PM
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I was putting on my son's shoes and felt my lower back starting to get tight.  Within 20 minutes I couldn't stand up straight. This was new year's eve day. I went to the medical doc on Weensy and the chiropractor  Wed and twice today.

I'm a little better but in no shape to do anthing. I have a 1/2 marahton on Saturday night. I have my room booked for the night. My son is running the kids run. I might have to miss this. I hope my back heals tomorrow!


What do you do when your back goes out?

by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:29 PM
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Kmakksmom
by Stefanie on Jan. 4, 2013 at 12:04 AM

I'm sorry you are having problems, I'm sorry I don't have any tips and I hope you can do your marathon this weekend.  When my back goes out, and it happens at least once a week, I have to be in bed for the rest of the day, and I have to pop Hydrocodone like it's candy.  My lower back has been messed up for 4 1/2 years, ever since they put that damn epidural in when I was in labor with Kaden. :/

Sj218
by Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 12:11 AM
I know that pain all too well. I'm so sorry you are having to deal with that! I lay in a static back position to let the muscles relax. I also do the yoga stretch cats and dogs, and wall sits are really great. If I do the sequence 3x/day, I normally feel WAY better by day 2.
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squeekers
by Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 12:22 AM

 I threw my back out years ago simply leaning forward to tie my shoes. What went wrong on me was my sciatic was pulled. I was in physical therapy for months. 8 yrs later, when my back gets a twing, I go back to my physical therapy worksheets.

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by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 3:03 PM
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First, don't see a chiropractor.  Their "adjustments" on an injured back could cause further serious injury.   Tell your doctor how serious and how painful this is.  Ask for muscle relaxants, pain meds and some exercises if you're able.  Physical therapy is in your future in all liklihood and you may need to see a pain management specialist.  You may need to cancel this event or have someone go in your place.  The sooner you see a physical therapist, the better if this is as serious as it sounds.

MusherMaggie
by Bronze Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 4:57 PM
Flexeril rx, alternating heat and cold, massage if I can get one!
Kris_PBG
by Representative on Jan. 4, 2013 at 8:01 PM

OH NO!


I had that happen last year - my chiropractor gave me a back brace that SAVED my life - or at least it felt that way!


Best of luck to you and your 1/2 marathon!

stillkim
by Bronze Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:08 PM


Quoting Kmakksmom:

I'm sorry you are having problems, I'm sorry I don't have any tips and I hope you can do your marathon this weekend.  When my back goes out, and it happens at least once a week, I have to be in bed for the rest of the day, and I have to pop Hydrocodone like it's candy.  My lower back has been messed up for 4 1/2 years, ever since they put that damn epidural in when I was in labor with Kaden. :/

Oh, wow! 4 1/2 years. I can not imagine this lasting that long. Do you think our back will ever stop going out?

I'm taking ibuprofen and an anti inflammatory. I'm a little better as I can walk straight up now but my movement is limited and I'm still in pain. 

stillkim
by Bronze Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:10 PM


Quoting Sj218:

I know that pain all too well. I'm so sorry you are having to deal with that! I lay in a static back position to let the muscles relax. I also do the yoga stretch cats and dogs, and wall sits are really great. If I do the sequence 3x/day, I normally feel WAY better by day 2.

I"ve been doing some stretching once a day.  I'll  keep it up.

stillkim
by Bronze Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:12 PM


Quoting EarlGrayHot:

First, don't see a chiropractor.  Their "adjustments" on an injured back could cause further serious injury.   Tell your doctor how serious and how painful this is.  Ask for muscle relaxants, pain meds and some exercises if you're able.  Physical therapy is in your future in all liklihood and you may need to see a pain management specialist.  You may need to cancel this event or have someone go in your place.  The sooner you see a physical therapist, the better if this is as serious as it sounds.

I've been to the chiro 4 times in 3 days. I'm supposed to go tomorrow but I called to cancel becuse I just can't afford it.  My doc does know and I have flexoril and 800mg ibuprophen.   My mom was telling me to call the doctor back and tell her I'm not much better....though the doctor did tell me two weeks.

Thanks for the input!

mizhoward
by Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:15 PM

That happened  to me a few weeks ago and I had to get a pain shot, muscle relaxers, and stay in the bed for a few days.

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