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Old 07-14-2013, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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We have been planning a trip to the beach including a visit to the Battleship. I threw out my back last week and have been working with a chiropractor to get it better. I'm feeling better but it is still very sensitive...I can't bend over or lift anything heavy. I'm young (38) and otherwise healthy. Should I buy a ticket to the battleship? Is there a lot of bending and/or climbing involved Or is there someplace I can comfortably wait for my husband and kids to see it without me?
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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There are ladders within the North Carolina that might be a challenge for you. However there are areas above deck that can be seen. Or you might simply enjoy spending more time inside the museum. Here is a YouTube clip that might help you decide
NC battleship climbing down ladders - YouTube

I've visited a couple of the Fast Battleships that are now museums and the North Carolina has more access to the inside of the ship than any of the others I've visited.

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Old 07-14-2013, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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THanks for the information. I went ahead and called them. They said they can charge me half price and I can see the half that doesn't have lots of climbing. :-) I think you have to call ahead for that, though, if anyone else is wondering in the future.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:26 AM
 
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Its a good question...I tell folks from out of town all the time that the Battleship is not for the elderly or pre-school kids.

And when you think about it, why should it be? It is an ACTUAL battleship, not some sort of handicap, kid friendly re-enactment.

The half price thing seems reasonable, because there is a lot of history to learn about in the main building and a ramp to the main deck. Again, for pre-school kids, they don't really care about it that much. I'd recommend folks with pre-schoolers just take the water taxi to Battleship Park (kids love boat rides) and then let them run around in the grass for an inexpensive few hours.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: FL-Gulf Coast
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I used to have days where it would take me ten minutes to get out bed and it would take my breath away, so I can relate. I am a little younger than you. I went to chiropractor and the pain would eventually go away. I finally through trial and error found what worked for me, and I hope it helps you. If I knew I was going to have back pain or I threw it out, I would take an anti-inflammatory. Second, and most important I would ice it down for as long as possible and then I would ice it down more. Now, instead of being down for a week or two, I can prevent 95% of the pain and stiffness. Good luck!
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