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Disc about to 'go' - what to do

I've been pushing myself over the last few days and I can feel my disc is about to go. I've done silly things which I know I shouldn't be doing but I can't help myself because I get bored with waiting for hubby to do housework, so I've mown the grass, carried around washing baskets etc.

My back is feeling very fragile now and feels like its about to herniate the disc (the disc I badly herniated last june, herniated again in nov, then again very badly in March).

Any tips to avoid it going? I'm going to go to bed I think and sit and watch tv and avoid anything else but wonder if there's anything else I can do. Would taking diclofenac stop it slipping or will it just numb the pain?


  • Ice heat 20"mins on 20 mins off alternate between the two, or if you can only talks one or the other use then one that helps best
    Warm epsoms salts baths are good for tight sore muscles, those help me a lot. Might just go have one to nite, maybe sleep better too. Epsoms have a lot of magnesium which is good at healing nerves and muscle, pulse it is used in just about every system in your body...
    Let us know how it helps you!
  • Well, I took diclofenac and went to bed, I've left all my heat pads in our weekday house so couldn't use them and I couldn't face ice as its so cold here already!

    Woke up and my right foot is tingling and I'm getting spasms in my achilles so I'm guessing I've done something bad as I've been getting pain in my left foot only for the last year or so.

    I'm seeing my consultant in 3 weeks so hopefully there won't be anything majorly wrong until then.
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