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Old 03-06-2011, 05:20 AM
 
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Thanks to all for the input, after about 10 days I am finally feeling better, I started taking Naproxen twice a day and using the heating pad, I am finally able to get up with minimal pain and am resuming my normal activities. This has shown me I definately need to go back to lifting weights for strengthening.
Yoga can help prevent back pain. It has helped me quite a bit.
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:24 PM
 
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That makes sense - as Yoga incorporates both stretching and strengthening.

Also any sort of "core" exercises will generally strengthen both your back (esp. lower back) as well as your abdominals...

OP - glad your back is feeling better. Just remember in the future as soon as you start to feel discomfort - quit what your doing. Often times a back that has had an initial injury will be more prone to subsequent ones...
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:03 PM
 
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[quote=Briolat21;18221417]That makes sense - as Yoga incorporates both stretching and strengthening.

Also any sort of "core" exercises will generally strengthen both your back (esp. lower back) as well as your abdominals...

OP - glad your back is feeling better. Just remember in the future as soon as you start to feel discomfort - quit what your doing. Often times a back that has had an initial injury will be more prone to subsequent ones...[/quote]

Thanks for this advice, I will remember this as I would hate to hurt my back again.
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:02 AM
 
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OP -- not to sound like the voice of doom -- but its very likely you WILL hurt your back again. Just goes with the territory unfortunately. However, now (having been through this once) you'll have a better understanding of what's going on and whether or not its a different kind of pain (and therefore potentially more serious) or whether its the same type of pain from over-exertion or a wrong move.

My big one is standing on ladders. I usually help my husband with the electrical work in the house - and at the previous location we were changing all the light fixtures in the bathroom. I was on ladder with my hands over my head for a couple of hours rewiring the new fixtures. I felt my back tighten up but thought "oh - no big deal, I'll just stretch for a minute" and went about my wiring.

The next morning - could barely move!!

Same thing with weeding. I can kneel and weed for about 1/2 to 1 hour without a problem. But I can get very absorbed in it (I love my flower beds) -- and pretty soon its 2 hours and when I try to move I quickly realize that was a mistake!

Really happy you got better so quickly (10 days isn't too bad)!! Fingers crossed you have few problems in the future!!

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Old 03-15-2011, 07:58 AM
 
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OP -- not to sound like the voice of doom -- but its very likely you WILL hurt your back again. Just goes with the territory unfortunately. However, now (having been through this once) you'll have a better understanding of what's going on and whether or not its a different kind of pain (and therefore potentially more serious) or whether its the same type of pain from over-exertion or a wrong move.

My big one is standing on ladders. I usually help my husband with the electrical work in the house - and at the previous location we were changing all the light fixtures in the bathroom. I was on ladder with my hands over my head for a couple of hours rewiring the new fixtures. I felt my back tighten up but thought "oh - no big deal, I'll just stretch for a minute" and went about my wiring.

The next morning - could barely move!!

Same thing with weeding. I can kneel and weed for about 1/2 to 1 hour without a problem. But I can get very absorbed in it (I love my flower beds) -- and pretty soon its 2 hours and when I try to move I quickly realize that was a mistake!

Really happy you got better so quickly (10 days isn't too bad)!! Fingers crossed you have few problems in the future!!


Thanks, right now the pain is really fresh on my mind so I am probably being extra careful, but I am pretty sure that I will hurt it again.

My biggest problem will be the 2 flights of stairs in our house, unfortunately we still have a 1.5 yrs left on our lease and most houses in our town have stairs. I tend to get in a hurry so I really need to focus on slowing down and making sure I stretch.
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