[pct-l] i injured my back ... advice ?
gerry0625 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 22:20:46 CST 2011
Heat like as hot as u can stand it is what I like. If you are in pain just
in bed talk to your doctor no reason why some good pain meds....
On Feb 15, 2011 6:28 PM, "Toby Maxwell" <tmm19 at geneseo.edu> wrote:
> I recently had an athletically induced back injury that was diagnosed by
> 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
> 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
> stretching is good or bad for it.
> good luck!
> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 9:12 PM, Melanie Clarke <melaniekclarke at gmail.com
>> 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
>> 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
>> > loosen
>> > naturally... but the pain is unreal.
>> > has anyone ever hurt their back before ? any advice is appreciated.
>> > ~Paul
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