Oh My Aching Back

@suziecat7 (3462)
Asheville, North Carolina
October 25, 2015 1:14pm CST
I've always had a very strong back. But this week I've been suffering from sciatica. I've seen people shuffling along with back pain before and always felt bad for them. The last couple of days I've been feeling bad for ME. Ouch. It hurts most when I sit so I'm half sitting, half standing writing this. I'm not one to slow down much and laying down all day is out of the question. Oh well - hopefully a little rest for a couple of more days and I'll be back to my old spry self. Thanks for letting me whine ?
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• United States
25 Oct 15
oh dear, i sure feel fer ya! i've had that 'fore 'n hope yer able to get it worked out soon. sendin' ya some healin'
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@suziecat7 (3462)
• Asheville, North Carolina
25 Oct 15
Thanks - I'll take some. I'm hoping by tomorrow, it will have faded.
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• United States
26 Oct 15
@suziecat7 i hope so's well. got'cha a good chiro 'round those parts?
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@suziecat7 (3462)
• Asheville, North Carolina
26 Oct 15
@crazyhorseladycx - I'm sure there's a few around Asheville. I hope it doesn't come to that.
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• United States
25 Oct 15
Two years ago I had that for the first time. It was the worst pain I've ever had. I was on meds but that didn't help , finally went to therapy 3 times a week for 5 or 6 weeks and slowly I was able to gt back to normal. I never want to experience that again. Rest does nothing to help it. It takes the proper exercises. I have all mine memorized so that if I feel a twinge I can put them to work.
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@suziecat7 (3462)
• Asheville, North Carolina
25 Oct 15
I will have to look up those exercises. I'm glad you got yours to go away. Thanks for the tips.
• United States
25 Oct 15
@suziecat7 I'm sure you can find some. They aren't strenuous...they are stretching exercises.
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@marlina (60858)
• Canada
25 Oct 15
When I have a bad back I go to my chiropractor and he does wonders.
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@suziecat7 (3462)
• Asheville, North Carolina
25 Oct 15
Well, I don't have a chiropractor but if this keeps up I'll look for one.
@sharon6345 (106578)
• United States
25 Oct 15
I had horrible back pain before i lost over 100 pounds. I thank God those pains are gone from my life. It was so bad I could not walk at times.
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@suziecat7 (3462)
• Asheville, North Carolina
25 Oct 15
Oh no - I feel for you. Congratulations on the amazing weight lost.
• United States
25 Oct 15
When u have sciatica i believe it is best to stretch it out. Also to roll on a ball also helps. Sciatcia is run from the back of your thighs up your butt to your lower back. Of course i'm not doctor but this is what i have heard from my cousin who is a physcial therapist. My mom and aunt get some bad sciatica pain and they deal with it on and off. I know it gets in the way of doing things some times as well. I'm not one to stop doing things either and stopping makes us go insane. Hope you are doing better and stretch if you can. Have a better night.
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@suziecat7 (3462)
• Asheville, North Carolina
25 Oct 15
Thank you, lologirl. The pain does stretch from my leg to my back. I'm sure it will ease up soon.
@amadeo (46242)
• United States
25 Oct 15
try stretching this out some.This can help.
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@suziecat7 (3462)
• Asheville, North Carolina
25 Oct 15
I am going to try some stretching - thanks.
@wetnosedogs (1577)
• United States
25 Oct 15
Whine away and hope you feel stronger soon.
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@suziecat7 (3462)
• Asheville, North Carolina
25 Oct 15
Thank you - I'm sure it will ease up soon.
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• Midland, Michigan
30 Oct 15
Sciatica normally starts in the legs, I think. Have you ever tried pressing on muscles to release them? I've had something pulling off and on for a few weeks. The pain is normally in my thigh and lower back area, but when I press different areas on the side and back of my thigh I can usually find the offending section. It hurts a lot when pressed, but if you press somewhat gently it breaks the pulled muscle and gives a bit of relief. I'm not sure whether I'm bending incorrectly, or lifting or what is actually causing it for me. It does't bother me every day, but when it does I try to massage that area a bit each night and after a few days the pain is almost nil. My husband used to do it for me, but he can't feel how it is and presses harder than I do. At least I can tell when I've overdoing it to some degree. I've also done this before for quite a while. I can do it at work too.