I threw my back.

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    Nov 21, 2009 12:15 AM GMT
    in the shower. A few moments ago. please help. what do i do?
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    Nov 21, 2009 12:22 AM GMT
    yeah- i'm kind of naked. the only person around is my sister icon_sad.gif
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    Nov 21, 2009 12:25 AM GMT
    I'll try to thanks. I'm lying down on my bed right now. There is chair right next to me that I used to stroll over to it.
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    Nov 21, 2009 12:26 AM GMT
    did you actually "throw your back out" or has it seized up?

    a lot of the times that people think they have thrown there back out they are having a muscle spasm which can take a few hours to settle down and will remain tender for a few hours after.

    If you've actually done some damage cracking it isn't the best idea because if you don't do it right you can cause a lot more problems (take ibprofen), if it's just a spasm, stretch lightly, relax and take some neurofen (ibprofen)

    if it isn't seriously bad, dont feel the need to lay down and stay there, keep moving about (although more gently) and let it settle down.

    BTW, what where you doing in the shower hehehe
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    Nov 21, 2009 12:33 AM GMT
    I lifted my left leg to scrub it with a loofa and then i suddenly felt a very sharp pain and collapsed. I stayed like that for a good 10 minutes before I even attempted to get out. I can hardly move right now. I also haven't eaten for the past 14 hours. icon_cry.gif
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    Nov 21, 2009 1:11 AM GMT

    You use a loofa? Bear smile laugh Pictures, Images and Photos
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    Nov 21, 2009 2:08 AM GMT
    Dude, you might have a slipped disc. Also known as a 'herniated disc'.
    Or it could be simple sciatica. (If that word can be used to describe sciatica!)
    You need to get some bed rest and take some NSAID pain reliever, not aspirin.
    If you don't get any relief, then you most likely will have to go to a Doctor.
    This is not something to f*ck with! Don't attempt to "crack" your own back without a medical doctor seeing you first!
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    Nov 21, 2009 3:12 AM GMT
    My doctor just called in some pain meds for me. but i don't know how I'm going to pick them up. icon_sad.gif I just have vicodin.
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    Nov 21, 2009 7:52 AM GMT
    The screaming blue print above is opinion, not fact.
    There is no way for someone on a website to diagnose a herniated disc.

    Go to a chiropractor.
    I have done to my back exactly what you did, numerous times.
    A heating pad (I know, everybody says use ice) gives some relief, but having your back adjusted by a chiropractor will fix the problem.
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    Nov 21, 2009 7:53 AM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said Dude, you might have a slipped disc. Also known as a 'herniated disc'.
    Or it could be simple sciatica. (If that word can be used to describe sciatica!)
    You need to get some bed rest and take some NSAID pain reliever, not aspirin.
    If you don't get any relief, then you most likely will have to go to a Doctor.
    This is not something to f*ck with! Don't attempt to "crack" your own back without a medical doctor seeing you first!


    you always have such good advise....any thing for a raging hard on doc?
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    Nov 21, 2009 7:58 AM GMT
    Mystic_Man said
    StudlyScrewRite said Dude, you might have a slipped disc. Also known as a 'herniated disc'.
    Or it could be simple sciatica. (If that word can be used to describe sciatica!)
    You need to get some bed rest and take some NSAID pain reliever, not aspirin.
    If you don't get any relief, then you most likely will have to go to a Doctor.
    This is not something to f*ck with! Don't attempt to "crack" your own back without a medical doctor seeing you first!


    you always have such good advise....any thing for a raging hard on doc?



    WELL on true blood they just drained this guys hard on. IT looks like it hurts.
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    Nov 21, 2009 8:22 AM GMT
    Going_Offline saidI lifted my left leg to scrub it with a loofa and then i suddenly felt a very sharp pain and collapsed. I stayed like that for a good 10 minutes before I even attempted to get out. I can hardly move right now. I also haven't eaten for the past 14 hours. icon_cry.gif


    This is almost identical to what I did to my back roughly a month ago, minus the loofa. I was in the shower, bent down to wash my legs and feet, and on the way back up, had the most intense pain my back has ever felt.

    I laid on an ice pack, flat on the floor for two hours, then my mother brought me a heating pad (momma's boy). Plus plenty of ibuprofen.

    It's been four weeks, and there actually is still lingering pain, or at least tightness in my right-side back muscles that I know shouldn't be there. I also am having some ass/thigh irritation on the right, so I'm pretty sure sciatica is involved.

    Good luck with your back! If it's as bad of an injury as mine was, I doubt you'll even be able to crack your back if you wanted to, but I wouldn't advise it anyway.
  • AlexGuess

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    Nov 21, 2009 8:54 AM GMT
    yeah sounds like the sciatica, mostly if the pain goes from your lower back to your leg, but you should get checked out,
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    Nov 21, 2009 2:07 PM GMT
    Mystic_Man said
    you always have such good advise....any thing for a raging hard on doc?


    I already told you on your other forum post about holiday travel plans.....{evilgrin}
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    Nov 21, 2009 2:17 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said

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    Good advice. I'd follow it. You might end up with a serious problem if you
    try too much immediately. If it doesn't improve within a couple of days I'd head to the doctor... don't screw around with it (as Screw Rite says)...
    LOL
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    Nov 21, 2009 3:15 PM GMT
    Unfortunately I have sciatica and I know your pain !!! Like the guys above have said you may have a slipped disc, also the disc may be herniated,(bulging) or it could have been crushed to some degree and maybe have some calciaphite concentration where the damage is, which in turn can pinch a nerve. The sciatic nerve goes through your butt to your leg. When you occassionally move wrong it of course pinches the nerve then the muscles react by tightening up which causes more pain going into your leg, The scycle keeps going until the pinching is allevieated and the muscles stop reacting. for a lot of people a chiropractic adjustment is a must, so get some help. for me my doctor adjusts me, massages the muscles at the base of my back and the muscles in my butt that pinch the sciatic nerve, giving me relief. He gives me some muscle relaxers to stop or interupt the scycle, and after a few days I get relief. For me once I start getting relief, walking helps me. Avoid driving/getting in and out of a car because at least for me the position just makes it worse, sometimes it feels like I'm sitting on a damn rock. LOL !!! Go slow at moving around until you get help to relieve the pinching, remember when you have pain, something is putting pressure on a nerve, the longer there is pressure the more possible damage you will have to those nerves. (pain is a warning signal) You don't want to end up like me with damaged nerves to your legs, which has led to loss of feeling and when sitting for long periods having my legs suddenly not function normally and my foot slightly drag, which trips me occassionally. BE CAREFULL !!! (I'll admit though that I do what terra22 suggested and sometimes can bring myself relief in a short time, your pain will tell you if its going to work or not though, so be very careful )
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    Nov 21, 2009 10:15 PM GMT
    Okay, thanks guys.
    I'm going to go get a massage soon and get things checked out. I got some strong anti-inflammatory/pain killers from my doctor and it has helped me a good deal. As for the pain itself, it is isolated to the lower back and I never feel any pain on my thighs/butt/etc.
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    Nov 21, 2009 10:20 PM GMT
    I don't wanna quote all that RealLifeDad said as you can easily go back and read it for yourself, and he is totally correct about sciatica......but it did remind me of what my Chiropractor said after my third visit in a month due to sciatica after hours of driving.......let me see if I can clean it up some:


    "Stop sitting on your goddamn wallet while you drive!"


    Nope, sorry. Couldn't clean it up. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 22, 2009 3:31 AM GMT
    Going_Offline saidOkay, thanks guys.
    I'm going to go get a massage soon and get things checked out. I got some strong anti-inflammatory/pain killers from my doctor and it has helped me a good deal. As for the pain itself, it is isolated to the lower back and I never feel any pain on my thighs/butt/etc.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Wishing you good luck on your recovery, and hoping this is an isolated incident that won't be recurrent in your case !!!! I've got my 'fingers crosses' for you !!!!
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    Nov 22, 2009 5:18 AM GMT
    Thanks.
    I hope so too Real.
    I also got a terrible massage today. I should have just gone to craigslist.org.icon_neutral.gif
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    Nov 24, 2009 10:13 PM GMT
    Okay, I feel much better today than I did a few days ago, but when is it safe to start working-out again? I am dying here and my muscles are beginning to atrophy. I just HAVE to go back to the gym.
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    Nov 24, 2009 10:16 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said I don't wanna quote all that RealLifeDad said as you can easily go back and read it for yourself, and he is totally correct about sciatica......but it did remind me of what my Chiropractor said after my third visit in a month due to sciatica after hours of driving.......let me see if I can clean it up some:


    "Stop sitting on your goddamn wallet while you drive!"


    Nope, sorry. Couldn't clean it up. icon_lol.gif


    You should keep your wallet in a bag!