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Newbie here

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in New Member Introductions
Hello everyone!

As I was picking up my squriming toddler this morning, I realized that I was throwing my back out at the same time. :(

I immediately went down for the count. I have been on a heating pad for the last 5 hours, getting up every 30 minutes or so to stretch.

My question is: What's the best way to expedite recovery? Resting only? Alternating heat with ice? Stretching? If so, what sort of stretches? Advil? I am hoping to back on feet ASAP so that I can take care of my kiddos ( I guess we all want that to happen :P )

Any advice would be welcomed. Thank you in advance!

Eve
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  • any number of things could have happened. If only a muscle sprain, heat and ice would offer some relief. If still hurting (not sore, but hurting) in a couple of days, i would see doc. Hope you find some relief. I know the kiddies are not gonna slow down any.
  • If it doesn't resolve in a few days, definitely see a doc. Normally rest with the assistance of an anti-inflamatory will take care of simple issues. Heat or ice for the muscle strain and restriction of lifting anything heavier than a carton of milk.

    BUT

    The only one who can really advise you is a qualified physician. So if it continues to bother you or gets worse, don't hesitate to see the doc.

    Welcome to Spine Health.

    "C"
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  • for your suggestions. I really appreciate it!
  • Thank you for your suggestions!
  • try Ibuprofen if you are able to take it. It will help with the inflammation. Good luck.
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  • Hopefully it'll help me sleep!
  • welcome to spine-health...
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