BEST REMEDIES FOR BACK PAIN?

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    Sep 28, 2012 11:52 PM GMT
    Hey guys,

    I recently strained something in my back...by doing NOTHING. It may be an accumulation of lifting from prior months. But, I decided to take a week off of lifting to rest my body..then out of the blue, I could barely move my neck without experience pain.

    I went for a massage, I was told I was very tight in my upper back. It was probably a combination from sleeping, sitting etc. Anyway, what do you guys use for remedies? Other than rest, of course. Anything else that works well for you guys? I wanna get this shit taken care of...I've been taking it easy for like 3-4 days already.
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    Sep 29, 2012 1:55 AM GMT
    Soak in a hot hot hot bath tub. Once I tweaked my neck/shoulders/upper back from doing overhead presses. Felt like a knot. So I filled the tub with really hot water. Like borderline painfully hot. Slowly got in and soaked until the water started to get from hot to warm. Did that for a couple of days straight and the knot went away.
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    Sep 29, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    xrichx saidSoak in a hot hot hot bath tub. Once I tweaked my neck/shoulders/upper back from doing overhead presses. Felt like a knot. So I filled the tub with really hot water. Like borderline painfully hot. Slowly got in and soaked until the water started to get from hot to warm. Did that for a couple of days straight and the knot went away.


    Just did that..with a ton of epsom salts. Should've had some booze. Next time icon_wink.gif
  • Webster666

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    Sep 29, 2012 4:13 AM GMT
    For some reason, it's like pulling teeth to get people to go to a good chiropractor.
    But, that's the answer to your problem.

    --The Voice of Experience
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    Sep 29, 2012 4:15 AM GMT
    Severed spinal cord and nerves.
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    Sep 29, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    Some people like epsom salt baths. A heating pad might help.
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    Sep 29, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
    Try all the suggestions mentioned above.

    And then take a Vicodin.
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    Sep 29, 2012 4:26 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidFor some reason, it's like pulling teeth to get people to go to a good chiropractor.
    But, that's the answer to your problem.

    --The Voice of Experience
    +onebilliontytrillion
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    Sep 29, 2012 4:27 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidTry all the suggestions mentioned above.

    And then take a Vicodin.
    Or a really stiff drink.

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    Sep 29, 2012 4:27 AM GMT
    Single dose ibuprofen, hot chamomile tea, a hot bath or shower, and my hands all over your body. icon_wink.gif
  • AMoonHawk

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    Sep 29, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    The best remedy is exercise ... I know ... I have a bad back that used like going out all the time... running and crunches ... yoga is best if its really bad ... and if it is so bad that you can't move then you are going to have to lay on the floor with you lieg propped up on a chair and a heating pad under your back .... stretching help. Sit on the floor with your legs in front of you and just very slowly bend forward for about a minute, then relax and do it again. If you have someone to massage that will help otherwise put some money out for a 1 hour therapy massage and a chiropractor. The heating pad is going to be your best friend though for right now and if it is one of those that you can use a damp towel with, all the better.
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    Sep 29, 2012 4:31 AM GMT
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    Sep 30, 2012 4:13 PM GMT
    lol thx guys
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    Sep 30, 2012 4:25 PM GMT
    You probably have cancer in your spine.
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    Sep 30, 2012 4:25 PM GMT
    The best money I ever spent was on a chiropractor. I used to have some problems like this with my lower back. One day I was at work when I had the worst pain of my life and fell over onto the floor. There was a chiropractor that just opened across the street and just happened to be in the store shopping. He got me up and took me over to his office and did a thorough exam and gave me a treatment. I walked out of there an hour and a half later with no pain. I went back for a couple of more treatments and have not had any more pain since.
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    Sep 30, 2012 4:40 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidFor some reason, it's like pulling teeth to get people to go to a good chiropractor.


    That's because a chiropractor isn't a real doctor, and the odds of finding one to fix this guy's problem are slim.

    The tissue(s) affected by this injury are likely cramped and won't release without movement, massage, pressure and hydraulic action. If the injury is right next to a joint a chiropractor manipulates, he might have an effect. However, a sports medicine physical therapist could more quickly find the cramped tissue, work it and recommend additional treatment (to be done in the home).

    Easiest in-home thing: stop resting, use a pain patch (Icy Hot or cheaper Walgreen's brand) in rotation with an ice pack for a few days along with ibuprofen or aspirin (or your favorite anti-inflammatory). Resting ensures that the hydraulic action WON'T happen, so get up and move. Stop sitting at a desk, for real. If you can reach the affected area, massage it, gently at first, then more aggressively parallel to the muscle fibers.

    If the pain and stiffness doesn't subside over a couple of days, go get medical treatment; it could be a more serious issue.
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    Sep 30, 2012 4:58 PM GMT
    Depends on the pain, but having gone to chiropractors, specialists and a surgeon, one dose of muscle relaxers did the trick for me. I also do some stretches each morning.
  • Medjai

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    Sep 30, 2012 5:15 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Webster666 saidFor some reason, it's like pulling teeth to get people to go to a good chiropractor.
    But, that's the answer to your problem.

    --The Voice of Experience
    +onebilliontytrillion


    I'll back this too.

    At 24 I see a chiropractor monthly for maintenance. A little over a year ago I just woke up and couldn't move my head my neck hurt so much. After a few X-rays and an examination, it turned out that, due to my height and posture, the curvature of my neck had reversed. Took 6 months of treatment to reverse it, and now I realize how important a good chiropractor is for prevention, as well as simple awareness.

    Seriously, to see one. It'll change your life. icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 30, 2012 5:19 PM GMT
    Jacuzzi! Followed by a massage, then more jacuzzi.

    I understand your pain. I pulled my low back in March 2011 reaching for a pair of scissors! I took it easy for a week, did lots of stretching, as much hot tubs/baths as I could get, and saw my massage therapist.

    Aleve or aspirin for the inflammation.

  • Medjai

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    Sep 30, 2012 5:21 PM GMT
    Sungod17 saidJacuzzi! Followed by a massage, then more jacuzzi.

    I understand your pain. I pulled my low back in March 2011 reaching for a pair of scissors! I took it easy for a week, did lots of stretching, as much hot tubs/baths as I could get, and saw my massage therapist.

    Aleve or aspirin for the inflammation.



    Or Advil. Any NSAID would work, really.

  • Sep 30, 2012 5:42 PM GMT
    I usually take two aspirins, it really works for me. For some reason neither ibuprofen nor acetaminophen help my back much, but aspirin does. And make sure you sleep in a comfortable bed, hard mattress will make the problem worse. Good luck!
  • EricLA

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    Sep 30, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
    If the pain persists, you should see a doctor. Don't mess around with back pain. It's possible your workout is out of whack and that you're not spending enough time strengthening your core and lower back.

    Meanwhile, I don't find aspirin does enough. Take a couple of Aleve.
  • AlexGuess

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    Sep 30, 2012 6:16 PM GMT
    Fill a big sock or small pillow case with rice, heat it in the micro wave, and apply to the zone where your back hurts, for about 15 minutes, three times a day. also remember to stretch after workout to relieve stress from your muscles which can lead to muscular contractions. If the pain continues visit a physical therapist, which probably will give you some muscle relaxants.