3 Jan 07
when i have back pain i always take some paracemtals and have a nice hot bath, when i have dried i than place a hot water bottle on my back while i chill and watch a bit of television while sitting very still, after an hour the back ache has often warn off
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12 Jan 07
Well the originator of this discussion seems to have ignored your advice. I hope they are alright and not in the hospital. Today my back is so sore it takes my breath away, so I thank you for you post and I am going to take a hot bath, I always shower so this might be weird.
3 Feb 07
I didn't have back labor with my first, everything was perfectly textbook. But, The pain you seem to be describing, it's very similar to what I've been going through for the last few weeks with this pregnancy. (I'm 35 weeks) At my most recent check- up my Doc just advised me this was typical at the end stage and to try and stay off of my feet as much as possible and use pillows to support my back when sitting and lying down. The only thing I've found to relieve some of my discomfort is to sit on the edge of the sofa and massage my lower back myself. I have no idea why that works, but it seems to help for a little bit. If it gets worse and you still have worries, ask your Doc to see you, if nothing else to at least reassure you that everything is going OK. Good luck, We're almost there!! happy mylot day.
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3 Jan 07
The best thing I have found for getting rid of back pain is doing crunches daily. If you build your stomach muscles it will keep pressure off your back and keep it from hurting. For temporary relief use heating pads and something to reduce irritation such as naprozen or aleve.
31 Jan 07
Active forms of exercise are almost always necessary to rehabilitate the spine and help alleviate back pain. When done in a controlled, gradual, and progressive manner, active exercise distributes nutrients into the disc space and soft tissues in the back to keep the discs, muscles, ligaments and joints healthy.