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I picked something up the other day and my back went out it is still killing me. I have walked stretched I used heating pad and ice ..
Most cases ive seen are just muscle spasms. Stretching and applying heat before doing work is good, I would not apply ice as this will cause the muscle to contract further. You can also try an OTC pain med, oral or topical. If you start having numbness or tingling in the inner thighs, legs or anywhere below where the back pain is, fecal incontinence, urinary incontinence, or muscle weakness, go straight to the emergency room. X rays are great for bones, MRI is needed for soft tissue. Also worsening of pain in the morning can be expected
 

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First step is to find out what the problem is with your back. Did you just strain a muscle or did you slip a disc, pinch nerve, push joint, etc. If you can get an MRI do that then depending you may want to get a cortisone shot, see a chiro, etc. In the mean time, take 500mg of Turmeric 2-3x a day and use Bio Freeze (if you can find it) for the pain.

Long term you should definitely take up yoga. It has brought people with terrible back problems back to fully functioning.
 

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First step is to find out what the problem is with your back. Did you just strain a muscle or did you slip a disc, pinch nerve, push joint, etc. If you can get an MRI do that then depending you may want to get a cortisone shot, see a chiro, etc. In the mean time, take 500mg of Turmeric 2-3x a day and use Bio Freeze (if you can find it) for the pain.

Long term you should definitely take up yoga. It has brought people with terrible back problems back to fully functioning.
As long as he doesn't wear them pants lol
 

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lose weight, stretch daily, increase core muscle strength, lose more weight :)
 

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My tips for you:
1. Cold therapy
2. Heat therapy
3. Meditation
4. Hamstring stretches
5. Massage and water therapy

Hope that can help you [drinking]

Amazing!
 

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No wallets in your pockets.
Reading that just made me realize the truth behind it. Back in my 30s (20 years ago) I routinely suffered from bouts of back and neck pain. During one of the more severe ones I went to a chiropractor and he told me to stop sitting on my wallet, which I stopped doing immediately. Now looking back, it's been over 10 years since I've had any kind of back pain.
 

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Platelet Rich Plasma injection... they take your blood, separate the platelets and the inject them back into the area that hurts
 

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see your doctor, don't screw around with your back.

I should talk.....I've had this pain, leftside of my neck/shoulder since November , my MD gave me muscle relaxers but they knock the crap out of me, I still have the pain to the point at times I can't turn my neck to the left or down, cause bad headaches.....Got my check up with him in two weeks, going to talk to him about it more, maybe ask for a MRI or something, see a specialist
 

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deep tissue massage....rest....and Tai Chi once your pain free. Some Tai Chi with some Qigong will do your body good!
 

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Go get a massage, see a chiropractor and try an inversion table. I mocked them at first but the first time I tried the inversion table when I got done I had never felt better and I'm only 30. Loosens up your entire body.
 

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Thanks I did go to the ER I was give. Some Valium and some excercises to do its improving. I have skeletal issues I have had back surgery already. I have had both my hips replaced.. I m 42 yrs old and I am shot.. I stretch every day and walk..
 

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I have a L4 L5 hurneation. As far as back recovery goes I recommend getting an MRI done so you can at least find out if there is a serious issue. This will also help your chiropractor understand what is going on when he works on you. If you don't have a TENS unit you should get one. Probably the single most effective thing in giving me relief once my back is already agitated. Once you get your back rested its time to start a regimented stretching and yoga routine. Keep the pounds off as well because that just means your back has to support more weight. Reevaluate your mattress situation. If it's old get a new one and don't skimp on the price tag. Memory foam is great for me, not sure what will work for your back. Then of course avoid exercises that agitate your back. The whole goal for me is to live as comfortably as I can with what I have with no further injury because I do not want surgery or pain injections.


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Actually had a trainer suggest this for me 20 years ago, and once I started I never had another issue with my back.
As long as you start slow and have proper form this is a great way to strengthen the back.

Platelet Rich Plasma injection... they take your blood, separate the platelets and the inject them back into the area that hurts
This is a great option too but can be costly depending on your insurance.
 
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