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How to keep moving?

Three years ago I got excruciating pain in my lower back after lifting a heavy box. Three years on and it's been fine until yesterday. Suddenly, after a shower, I was in pain again, but this morning on waking up I could not move for intense pain. It took me a long time to slowly, slowly get up. I couldn't sit or stand without a lot of pain. I know my stomach muscles could do with strengthening and it was probably brought on by standing too long at work, or lifting.

What I want to know is how to keep moving during the day? I sit for short periods then wander around but get bored, not knowing what to do. I can't afford a physiotherapist so have been using ice and a tennis ball to massage the lower back. I would love to be able to sit in a comfortable chair and read a book or watch a movie, but after a few minutes I know I have to move around. I know what exercises to do from previous physiotherapy visits three years ago but I really don't want to get on the ground for fear of not being able to get up. Should I take it easy this first day of intense pain and just wander round occasionally? It's so tedious and frustrating. And I really fear going to bed tonight to wake up with that pain again.

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  • Hello Jker

    Welcome to Spine-Health

    Having to keep moving to keep limber has always been a struggle for me as well.

    I sit for a few and boom! I cool down and it takes forever to get up.I alternate movement periods all nite as I go to keep from getting stuck.

    Hang in there and surely other members who suffer this also can answer better.

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