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    Default Need advice on back issues

    So I am 40... 4 kids ages 10,8,7, and 2. I have carried my kids when babies 24/7. I also do daycare out of my home. More lifting babies. As most of you know I am in a rental home waiting for our home to be built. The rental has large staircase that the pugs are scared to go down. I am carrying them up and down in night and am. My back is wrenched. Constant lower back pain. Last 2 days spine feels bruised. My crazy mind think Cancer cause I am a hypochondriac haha.
    Any stretches, diet changes, vitamins? Any advice?!
    I can take all advice I can get. I have my yearly physical in aug.

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    I'd go see a chiropractor!!!! They adjust! Many have laser treatments for inflammation. And...they can show you exercises to do to strengthen and stretch!
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    So sorry! Back pain is miserable. There are loads of stretches that can help, but I'm hesitant to suggest the one's my husband was given because each body is unique and I wouldn't want you to hurt yourself worse by doing the wrong ones. You really should see a doctor, physical therapist or chiropractor to get you started in the right direction.
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    I agree with the Physical therapist advice... since we don't know where you're at.

    That being said... lying on the floor, legs flat and "tucking" hips so that lower back touches the floor is a goal. Start with your knees up and heels on the floor while you practice into and out of the tuck. In fact, from the knees up position, gently let them slide together to the same side while keeping your shoulders on the floor... and then up to middle, and slowly over to the other side. If you can lay there with them on one side for 22-35 seconds each time it's a good gently stretch of the hip and lower back which is away from the floor (thus you do it an even number of times)...

    and ROLL to the side to get up from a laying position - this applies to getting out of bed too!

    I do these "flops" (I call them) about 20x morning and evening...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayleash View Post
    I agree with the Physical therapist advice... since we don't know where you're at.

    That being said... lying on the floor, legs flat and "tucking" hips so that lower back touches the floor is a goal. Start with your knees up and heels on the floor while you practice into and out of the tuck. In fact, from the knees up position, gently let them slide together to the same side while keeping your shoulders on the floor... and then up to middle, and slowly over to the other side. If you can lay there with them on one side for 22-35 seconds each time it's a good gently stretch of the hip and lower back which is away from the floor (thus you do it an even number of times)...

    and ROLL to the side to get up from a laying position - this applies to getting out of bed too!

    I do these "flops" (I call them) about 20x morning and evening...
    I’ve got crumbling lower discs in my back and occasionally get really bad sciatica. The above exercise is exactly what both my osteopath and a physiotherapist I consulted told me to do. I also found a shiatsu electronic back massager really speeded up healing and a TENs unit quite useful for pain relief.

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    I wouldn't wait until August, make an appointment with your doc and get physical therapy ordered. Hope you find some relief.
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    I tried stretching today and did help. Last night I mentioned this to dr she didn’t want to send me to chiropractor and sent me to PT. It didn’t help much. I made appointment and going to ask for a chiropractor even though I am petrified of one hahaha
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    Phys Therapy takes time, in my experience.. and multiple visits... and doing the homework... even though, yes, we got to a crisis situation before we decided to report on our pain...

    I hope you get relief... you kind of have to keep gently stretching (not bouncing!)... even when you are NOT feeling better.

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    PT takes time as Ayleash has said. Back issues are usually a problem that developes over time until we get acute pain. Be patient, do the exercises. Before you try a chiro make sure your problem is not a disc. You may need an MRI for a proper diagnosis.
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    Back pain is so horrible, I know we can't do any work, have you changed your mattress, because sometimes it occurs due to an uncomfortable mattress, change it maybe you feel better.

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