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Posted: 1/1/2003 8:18:43 AM EST
Been moving furniture the past few days in a cleaning frenzy with SWMBO, and today I must have lifted something the wrong way. I can feel three distinct points of pain in my back now - one on the spine in my lower back, one right below my shoulder blade, and one off to the side of my spine in my lumbar region. I know there are plenty of you broke down motherfeckers out there with bad backs. I've seen you bitch about it. Help me out here with any kind of remedy. We aren't done moving furniture yet, and beer is just beginning to take the edge off of the pain. It hurts to move here, folks, and yet I must continue to move furniture. I'm being beckoned now to move a California king-sized mattress. And the rest of the bed frame, too. [b]For the love of all that is holy, please help![/b]
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 8:22:11 AM EST
Wear a backbrace and lift with your legs, it helps. I deliver treadmills and other fitness equipment all the time, a good backbrace helps out tremendously.
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 8:40:32 AM EST
STOP LIFTING STUFF RFN!!!! Now to remedy it - ice on the affected ares for 24 hrs, then heat. Naprosyn or ibuprofen, and bed rest for 48 hrs, NO MORE! Then resume normal activites as much as possible. If you have tingling or numbness in the extremities, CALL YOUR DOC IMMEDIATELY!! This means a herniated/extruded disc and is potentially serious. Use a back brace for lifting from now on. IM if you need help. Ops
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 8:45:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/1/2003 8:46:40 AM EST by the_reject]
Extra info: I have been wearing a back brace. I also [b]ALWAYS[/b] lift with my legs. The muscles in my back are not very strong in proportion to the rest of my frame due to a drastic growth spurt in my teens - 7-8 inches in about 6 months. Any over the counter pain killer does nothing for me - built up a tolerance to [b]everything[/b]. I do have some APAP codeine or darvoset around here that I am [b]not[/b] immune to, but I am not going to take them with alcohol in my system. Maybe later tonight.
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 8:46:28 AM EST
Sissy! Just drink more beer.
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 8:47:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By Max_Power: Sissy! Just drink more beer.
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[beer] I like you. [;)] Are you a [b]REAL[/b] doctor, or did you just stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night?
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 9:23:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By the_reject:
Originally Posted By Max_Power: Sissy! Just drink more beer.
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Are you a [b]REAL[/b] doctor, or did you just stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night?
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ROFL. There's nothing beer can't fix. [;D] And no I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express, last night I slept in a gutter.[:D]
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 9:30:57 AM EST
[b]the_reject[/b], your problem is you have to lift stuff much higher than us regular guys. Aren't you like 6'-9". LIFT LOWER!!![:D] ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 9:53:18 AM EST
Originally Posted By Max_Power:
Originally Posted By the_reject:
Originally Posted By Max_Power: Sissy! Just drink more beer.
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Are you a [b]REAL[/b] doctor, or did you just stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night?
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ROFL. There's nothing beer can't fix. [;D][/quote[ I agree. [quote[And no I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express, last night I slept in a gutter.[:D]
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If beer got you there, that's all that matters. [:D]
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 9:55:18 AM EST
Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet: [b]the_reject[/b], your problem is you have to lift stuff much higher than us regular guys. Aren't you like 6'-9". LIFT LOWER!!![:D] ByteTheBullet (-:
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6'6", last time I was measured at the doctor's office 2 years ago. Lifting lower doesn't help, as it puts more strain on my back! Thankfully, there isn't much more to move around...
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 10:06:44 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 10:33:37 AM EST
Oh did you miss my Sciatica Nerve Thread?? It was my BEST WHINING EVER. I took the advice of my fellow ARFCOMMERS, saw a Dr. took muscle relaxers and Anti inflammatory meds... Then someone here (I apologize to whoever told me because I cannot remember who it was) told me to make sure that I stretch a lot. IT WORKED! The back can go out so easily yet we always take advantage of it. LIFT WITH YOUR LEGS WEAR A WEIGHTLIFTING BELT
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 10:41:07 AM EST
You need to get laid or get some more. That's what my old man tells me when my back bothers me.
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 1:24:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/1/2003 1:25:39 PM EST by the_reject]
Originally Posted By DefMan: You need to get laid or get some more. That's what my old man tells me when my back bothers me.
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She who must be obeyed takes care of that on a very regular basis. No worries there. [;)]
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