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Socks
Socks

Arf! Can I have a biscut?
Location: North America, Mid West
Member Since: 28th Nov 2004
Total posts: 288
Posted:Having some back probelms. (Which is an understatement...) But I'm looking for ways to get some kind of "pain management" going. Keep in mind I don't drink, and I don't like taking over the counter drugs if I can help it. (nor illegal ones, come to think of it...)

One of those days that if I were really a dog they'd probably put me down for my own good. *whimper*

Ideas appreciated....

Socks


I'm weird. Just work through that and we'll all be fine.

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pricklyleaf
pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 7th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1365
Posted:Deep heat rub and a friend to rub it in. (eg transversain or something like that) (you know the stuuf I mean- a cream or spray that heats the area up when you apply it(but with the spray you miss out on the massage! wink) helps relieve things but don't do anything that could strain your back further when using it as you might hurt yourself without realising.

Also try lying on a hard floor with your arms comfotably across your stomach and you legs at a 90 degree angle from your body, try resting them on a chair or something- the main aim is to have the small of your back in contact with the floor. Some people recommend just putting your feet up against your bum when doing this instead, but if you have a hollow back then this won't be enough to get the small of your back on the floor and I find it can put further strain on you as you struggle to keep your legs there. Oh, and put books under your head to support your neck Lie there for 20 minutes and it will help take some strain off your back.

and i'm sure you know not to lift anthing!

hope that helps


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DragonFury
Draco Iracundia
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 11th Mar 2005
Total posts: 784
Posted:Relaxing in the pool also helps me. Not swimming (unless you wish too) but just floating in the water.

Do we sleep when we die?

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Socks
Socks

Arf! Can I have a biscut?
Location: North America, Mid West
Member Since: 28th Nov 2004
Total posts: 288
Posted:I'll try to get the "on the floor" thing. I was thinking of sleeping on the floor tonight. But I'll toss my legs up a bit before the night is over.



Actually, come to think of it, I'll try some "Icy Hot" on there too, that might do something too.


I'm weird. Just work through that and we'll all be fine.

"If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail." - Fran Lebowitz

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DragonFury
Draco Iracundia
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 11th Mar 2005
Total posts: 784
Posted:"The secret is hot ice"

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Socks
Socks

Arf! Can I have a biscut?
Location: North America, Mid West
Member Since: 28th Nov 2004
Total posts: 288
Posted:Actually, put it on there, didn't feel the "icy" part, but wow it's making me warm now. smile

Poi ice? No, too silly, I'll go lay on the floor now and watch TV. :P


I'm weird. Just work through that and we'll all be fine.

"If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail." - Fran Lebowitz

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:Pain makes me laugh...odd I know but it deflects the pain and makes it bearable. was originally a defense mechanism now it's automatic (some people think i'm odd) and there's nothing I can do when your laughing pain seems reduced so watch or listen to something funny. biggrin

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Written by: Socks

Having some back probelms. (Which is an understatement...) But I'm looking for ways to get some kind of "pain management" going. Keep in mind I don't drink, and I don't like taking over the counter drugs if I can help it. (nor illegal ones, come to think of it...)



Ok, but why? I mean the point of ibuprofen is to help you deal with pain. It mystifies me why people should refuse to use a perfectly safe, non-habit-forming, and quite effective drug.

Believe me, I lived in chronic pain for 13 years before a miracle of biotechnology put me out of the pain, and without medicine, I would have been completely disabled, unable to do anything.

The best way to deal with pain is to do whatever is at your disposal to get out of it, and if that means taking some ibuprofen, then you shouldn't feel guilty or wrong about doing it.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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