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Old 12-12-2007, 07:55 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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Someone please tell me why my back hurts when I drive. It hurts mostly between the shoulder blades. It's like a muscle pain. What is causing this, and is there anything I can do? Will my back get stronger and get used to the car seats? Has anyone experienced this problem before. How have you solved it?

At this point, I'm resolved to buying a Recaro Car seat and having it installed on the driver's side. It should run me about $1,500 but I can use it in the next car I buy as well.

Greenie (hoping she can endure a 3,000 mile trek across country)
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:48 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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Just got back from a massage. Nice woman who worked out the knots in my back.

The seats on my new Honda are cheap and they are killing me. The pain is making me grumpy and miserable. I can't drive that damn thing for more than 15 minutes without hurting. I'm so miserable. The pain in my back builds each time I sit in that thing.

I swear to god, I will never even think of buying another Japanese car again.
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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Yeah, our old car, the 'weenie wagon' (ford escort) had the crappiest seats, you'd get a backache and a butt ache just driving across town.

Our 'new' car, a 15 year old volvo, has the best seats. I drove it 18 hours straight when we moved and experienced no back strain/pain at all.
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:08 AM
 
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I use a lumbar support pillow. I can't drive without the thing. Maybe this will correct your posture in the seat and alleviate some pain. Worth a shot if you're not already using one.
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:28 AM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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The seat has lumbar, so I have no idea why it does this too me. I wish I knew.

The back pain makes me tired and unhappy. I'm miserable.
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:43 AM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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I just want people to know that I am not responsible for my posts while I am in pain. If I get kicked off this board for nasty behavior, you'll know why.
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:53 AM
 
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Greenie, You are being banned. Just kidding. You mentioned that it was between your shoulders. Have you pulled a muscle? I had pain between my shoulder blades for years. Nothing worked for it until I used DMSO--bought from a feed and grain store of course. If you have any questions about the product DM me. I have posted it somewhere on here.
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Old 12-15-2007, 07:02 AM
 
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Greenie, You are being banned. Just kidding. You mentioned that it was between your shoulders. Have you pulled a muscle? I had pain between my shoulder blades for years. Nothing worked for it until I used DMSO--bought from a feed and grain store of course. If you have any questions about the product DM me. I have posted it somewhere on here.
Per Webmd:

DMSO. Once widely used to relieve joint and tissue inflammation, it fell out of favor when animal studies showed high doses damaged the lens of the eye. Don't use it without consulting your doctor.
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Old 12-16-2007, 05:43 AM
 
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It fell back into favor eddiek. Now even urologists use it in their practice. It hasn't damaged eyes in humans. I have used it for 25 years.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar...924068,00.html

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar...4068-2,00.html page 2

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...=&pagewanted=2

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Since no Federal agency supervises its preparation and packaging or examines the resulting product, industrial grade DMSO can easily become mixed with any number of toxic chemicals. Thus, physicians who are convinced of DMSO's therapeutic value urge all users to buy only the federally approved 50 percent solution. The veterinary preparation, though far more pure than the industrial grade, is still not up to the standards set for human use.
I used veterniary strength. I have yet to see horses having problems with it. And yet they use it on horses a lot.

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In laboratory animals, DMSO has caused eye damage, although no similar damage has yet been noted in people who have used it a long time. Large doses over a long period have also caused birth defects in animals, prompting a special warning to pregnant women to avoid using DMSO.
As for myself, I would rather use it than an anti-inflammatory drug that causes far more harm that DMSO ever thought of causing.

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