May 30th, 2012 07:41 AM
Sorry to hear this, Tim.
Having had back and neck surgery, you have my sympathies.
Welcome to the downward slope.
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May 30th, 2012 07:55 AM
Sorry about your back. I blew mine out a few months ago. I actually had to have someone help me walk to my car so I could drive to the doctor. It took a few days before I could walk like a normal person, but I haven't had any problems since.
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May 30th, 2012 08:07 AM
Prayers sent. Been there myself, and it's no fun. Hope for a speedy recovery.
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May 30th, 2012 08:31 AM
I've had lower back problems all my life due to extreme lordosis. I've tried everything. For those of you with lower back pain you might look at a traction device called Spinal Stretch. It has really helped me. But, 18 months ago I was in a freak accident and injured my neck. So far I haven't found anything that really helps it and the specialists say surgery is not the answer. My neck problem is a bruised spinal cord and two bulging discs due to extreme whiplash but the nerve damage to my hands is the most debilitating factor. Anyway, I wish this Spinal Stretch device had been around 30 years ago. It would have saved me a lot of pain and the money I spent on inversion tables, gravity boots, muscle relaxants, etc... Not a cure-all and probably not for all lower-back injuries, but it does help certain situations.
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May 30th, 2012 08:45 AM
Tim, it sounds like you might have pinched a nerve.
Have you seen the Doc yet?
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May 30th, 2012 09:01 AM
Ha ha. They are already well on their way. My left eye is still perfect but my right is going (and going and going).
Originally Posted by WHEC724
Nope, not a nerve. After a decent nights sleep I feel a bit better. I took a couple muscle relaxers and some pain meds and I've figured out that it's not really my back. It's more on my side and it's not as bad as when I hurt my lower back. It hurts but I can move a little today without it really being bad.
Originally Posted by varob
It's not like the lower back where everything hurts. This is an oblique muscle and it hurts (bad) when I twist but not too bad if I just sit still. I'm hoping to see the doc this afternoon.
I hurt myself rolling over in bed last night and I even yelped in pain. It looks like it's going to be one of those ones where I'm OK until I hit that muscle group and the the pain hits.
Last edited by atctimmy; May 30th, 2012 at 03:06 PM.
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May 30th, 2012 09:30 AM
Good luck with it. Backs are funny things; sometimes the slightest wrong move will do it, whereas hours of
hard labor won't.
Next time do some stretching and bending and warm ups before going to bat.
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May 30th, 2012 09:37 AM
Sorry to hear about your injury/pain Timmy, but welcome to the "We ain't 20 something and indestructible" club.
Where I work, they got a softball team together. Now, I have not played the game since the late 1970's but hey, I work out twice a week, eat right, blah, blah, what's the big deal, eh?
Looking back on the "what was I thinking" moment, I survived the double header, hit 2 doubles, a single and popped out. Caught the ball hit to me playing right center field.
Fastforwarding to now, the pain that I have suffered in the top of my thighs, the wrenched muscle that screamed in agony everytime I moved my 55 year old self seems not worth the effort. I am definitely re-thinking things and thank God for Ibuprophen.
I sympathize with you Tim, and hope you do heal up. I just moved you to the top of my prayer list!
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May 30th, 2012 10:32 AM
Wait until you pass a kidney stone will make you remember back pain fondly.
Originally Posted by atctimmy
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May 30th, 2012 10:50 AM
May 30th, 2012 10:51 AM
Get into PT as soon as possible, and follow the regime. If the therapist tells you 10 reps, do 10, not 11. Motrin is your new mistress; get the 500 tablet bottle at Dollar General. With time and work you can get better, but you can't do it alone. After 30 years in Fire/EMS I feel for you, but I'm still working, albeit a step slower than back in my salad days. Best of luck...
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May 30th, 2012 11:00 AM
ICE. Before my surgery (to fix three collapsed/extruded discs) ice was the only thing that stopped it hurting. Heat will relax the muscle, if that's what the problem is, but the ice will stop the swelling.
Also, REST. Sit down/lay down, and don't move except to get either more heat, more ice, or use the bathroom. Once you talk to the doctor, then do what he tells you. Until then, let your muscles rest, and don't do anything you don't have to. (And, believe me, over the last couple months, I've learned that there isn't much that you HAVE to do.)
Good luck, and I hope you end up not needing any PT.
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May 30th, 2012 11:10 AM
Getting old is NOT for sissies.
Funny how pain is annoying when you are younger but it becomes debilitating when you are old. Hurt my back 40 years ago and have been laid low many times in that period. Finished my Navy career because I was under 40. Now 2 months ago the latest episode hit (first time in 7 or 8 years) and it looks like I may not fully recover from this one since I'm well past 60. Good chiropractors have kept me going but this looks like surgery. I feel for you man. My prayers are with you.
May 30th, 2012 11:14 AM
I hurt mine a few years ago while helping a friend move a big wooden swing set. Thermacare patches that aplied heat for about 8 hours where a big blessing.
Prayers for your recovery.
May 30th, 2012 11:17 AM
It sounds like you pulled a muscle. At least I hope it wasn't a disc. If you can find a pain-free position and rest it, play for all the sympathy you can get. Because I didn't stretch out, I pulled a ham string thinking I could make it to 2nd base. Get well soon.
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