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Lower back pain

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by HeatherLynn, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, it is driving me nuts. You who have had kids will probably remember this pain. Lower back, painful pinching feeling, with pain radiating to the bum and legs. Its like being huge and pregnant again, without the benefit of being huge and pregnant and knowing this will end soon. Holy crap it hurts. Ok so I thought it was the UTI again but there are no other symptoms and I have been drinking apple cider vinegar and water and cran juice and water like a mad woman. It still hurts so dang bad. Thing is I can go fine so I would think if it was even a mild UTI then it should be better and my back would stop hurting but it hurts like mad. I can't go to the doc because I am switching from the crappy one to a new one and cannot see him till next monday.

    Any ideas on what could help this? or cause this

    I have had so many health issues as of late, every little thing that happens sends me into a panic. This one is no different so I would like to make it go away.
     
  2. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like sciatica [sp?]. I hope you feel better soon. Try a heating pad.
     
  3. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like sciatic to me too. You will probably laugh, but if you can take aspirin products, go get some Doan's Pills. They used to be advertised for back pain and we all laughed at them....well come to find out they are aspirin but they are made with magnesium. Magnesium will help with muscle pain and sciatic. Alternate heat and cold on the worst area. 15 or 20 minutes for each one. Sitting made my sciatic much worse, I was only allowed to sit 20 minutes at a time. I also found a yoga ball helped.
     
  4. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been doing stretches to help. That and a bath or shower is the only thing that has helped so far. I will look for the heating pad in the packing boxes. I do the little catch stretch thing and the only yoga pose I managed while pregnant and when I do those it does not hurt. As soon as I do anything after that its back to pain again. Ok well, time to find some heat for this back then and I will look for the pills
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  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I had to deal with this pain since my DD's birth six years ago.....it will let up to a certain degree and still have issues with pain. Some days it's crippling and other days is OK.
     
  6. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    SI joint inflammation. Sometimes it actually gets slightly displaced. I had mine injected and never had a problem again....after weeks and weeks of horrible pain.
     
  7. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am afraid of going to the chiropractor but I am dang close to doing just that. The pain is getting to me. I do not like being slowed down. In thinking back it usually hurts a little when I sit alot. Well this last week all I have done is several hour drives back and forth to louisville and unloading and hauling around huge feed sacks afterwards. Heat does help though. Hubby thinks the heating pad is still in boxes at the house so he is going to pick it up for me.
     
  8. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
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    Got the rice and the microwave unpacked yet? Make a rice sock....borrow one of hubby's socks while he is looking for the heating pad [​IMG] fill sock with rice, heat for about 1 minute in the microwave.
     
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    I had a slipped disc in my lower back years ago, L-4, L-5 area. I was bent over and couldnt hardly walk much less stand up straight. Pain radiated down and around my left leg, down to my toes. Heat and ice offered temporary relief but I finally went to a chiropractor. He manipulated my leg, arms and gave a big push...I felt the disc slip into where it belonged and instantly there was no more pain! I go back every now and then for an adjustment to keep my spine in alignment. HeatherLynn, I know what kind of unbearable pain you're going through and I hope you make an appointment to see your chiropractor. Heating pads and ice packs only bring temporary relief. You might end up having back surgery if left untreated because the disc(s) will eventually degenerate.
     
  10. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    Could your UTI have moved to the kidneys? I've heard the back pain from infected kidneys is severe.
     

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