[pct-l] i injured my back ... advice ?
tmm19 at geneseo.edu
Tue Feb 15 20:28:37 CST 2011
I recently had an athletically induced back injury that was diagnosed by an
orthopedist as purely muscle related. It took about 2 months to heal
completely. The doctor prescribed me Skelaxin (metaxalone), a muscle
relaxant that helped significantly (unlike vicodin it doesn't really impair
you which is nice) in addition to some really mild stretches: lie on your
back, bring one knee to chest, put it back down, other knee, then both
knees. After I started feeling like I was recovering daily stretching/yoga
was incredibly valuable. Its probably most important to make sure that its
muscle related rather than something else because that'll help determine if
stretching is good or bad for it.
On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 9:12 PM, Melanie Clarke <melaniekclarke at gmail.com>wrote:
> Dear Paul,
> This sounds like a serious injury and I would follow the course of
> healing prescribed by your doctor. No doubt, he took the necessary X-rays
> or MRI's. After a week to heal, I'm guessing he will prescribe physical
> therapy. These guys are able to accomplish amazing things, the education
> they receive is excellent. These are the people who will work to get you
> back to wholeness, work with them and respect what they do.
> The only advice I can offer for a serious injury is to take pain medication
> to get a proper night's sleep but do not take pain meds during the day.
> Pain is your friend. If it hurts when you "do that" then don't "do that".
> I think everyone on this list probably has some issue with "over-doing"
> things. On pain meds, we would probably sort out our cupboards, and do
> things our bodies don't want us to do to promote healing. Listen to the
> pain of your body during the day and only take pain meds to get a good
> night's sleep.
> Go out on "Worker's Comp" and relax for a while.
> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 4:31 PM, Paul Robison <paulrobisonhome at yahoo.com
> > so i hurt my back at work... i had a manhole lid fall back on me (they
> > 175
> > lbs) ... i was able to stop it but my back i in this insane twist of
> > and
> > stuff now.
> > does anyone have any tips on how to untangle it, or good pain relievers
> > for
> > interim usage ? advil's doin nothing.
> > the doctor i spoke to said i have to give the muscles 5 days to unwind
> > naturally, and the strain should get considerably better as they muscles
> > loosen
> > naturally... but the pain is unreal.
> > has anyone ever hurt their back before ? any advice is appreciated.
> > ~Paul
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