Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Apparently it is possible to have too much fun because I got up this morning and felt fine but when I got out of the car at work, I did something to my back and by the end of the day I could hardly stand upright.  So all day I walked around like a ninety year old woman, hunched over and looking like I needed a cane.  Are you kidding me?  It's always something with me.  Sheesh.  And we were crazy busy at work today too.  So now I'm laying flat on my back on the couch and I literally cannot move at all, my back hurts so bad.  Perhaps it was all of the loading/unloading of the car for our trip. Perhaps it was sleeping on an air mattress for two nights. Perhaps it was hiking up(and down) the steep trails getting to and from the beach, or the long walks on the sand I took. Whatever it was, it sucks. Lucky for me I have tomorrow off, although I had planned on getting a bunch of stuff done and now I'm pretty I won't get any of it done. Sigh. This has never happened to me before. I don't even know how to treat it. Heat packs or ice?  Stay immobile, or try some light stretching?  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  I'm off to G**gle "back pain" and take some Tylenol.  'Night.


Lisa and Tate said...

I always think mass quantities of CHOCOLATE will cure anything.

Actually ibuprofen (advil, motrin) and hot soak in the tub seems to help... plus the above mentioned CHOCOLATE!

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

I have back issues and have for as long as I can remember. I have to say that most times it is a whole lot of nothing that throws my back out. I can lift something heavy and be fine. I can bend over to pick up a pillow and BAM there it goes.

Getting out of the car is a common cause of back pain. Why? Most of us twist our torso and then or legs. You should turn you entire body, so that you are still sitting with your feet on the ground before you stand up and get out of the car.

Or you twist at an odd angle to get a heavy bag or something off the passenger seat.

Back cures. Ibuprofen. You can take up to 800mgs. A hot bath. Heat. Try laying on your stomach and squeezing your buttocks. Sometimes this will pop your back into place. ( at least it works for me)

Stretching. Sit on a chair and let your body hang limp so that you are touching your toes (or trying to) DON`T force a stretch or bounce, let your body hang limp and stretch your lower back as it is hanging.

Feel better

OH MY #6 said...

rest up my friend!