(Closed) hurt! i’m a lying vegetable

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

It’s likely just a pulled muscle or something similar.  They usually don’t require medical attention, unless you need painkillers or muscle relaxers.  Have you tried using a heating pad?

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The Home Treatment section recommends ice for the forst 48 to 72 hours.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Haha, ignore my advice.  No wonder my back always hurts for days….LOL! Looks like next time I will switch to ice!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Ice first to reduce any swelling that might be happing, take an antiinflamatory like asprin or ibuprofen, then heat to relax the muscles. If you didn’t actual injury it, like in a fall or something then it is likely just a strain/sprain and going to the hospital will just get you stronger pain killers and a big bill. I would try ice and OTC pain meds first with some rest and streches if you can mange it. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Not a burse or anything but a massage therapist and this helps people I work with until I can get to them or they cant get to me. Ice (no more than 15- 20 mins at a time), Ibuprofen, TIGER BALM. If you’re laying on your back, elevate knees (over a pillow, slightly above your heart) – that takes pressure off your lower back. Hope you feel better and its not something more serious. After 36 hours you should get medical assistance

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Go to the hospital! Get checked out, make sure nothing serious has happened that requires surgery. They may just send you home with some pain meds, but that’s okay. If it starts to spasm it really freaking sucks and hurts and you can cause yourself further pain, so the sooner your doped up the better! Also I would follow up with your primary MD after, physical therapy may help. (I work in a therapy office and am studying to be a PTA).

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Call your doctor. Also, my insurance has a 24/7 nurse hotline that is (usually) helpful. Not sure if you have insurance or if they have this option (the phone number is on the back of my insurance card). Also, a few hospitals in teh area have a similar service. My only issue with going to an ER is that you’ll probably have a very long wait and they may not do anything. I’m not a medical professional, but I do have a lot of health problems. Also, for what its worth I quickly borrowed my partner (he’s a nurse) and he said unless it’s unbearable, don’t go – but do go if it’s unbearable, or if you have any numbness in any arm or leg.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Are you feeling better?  My mother pulled some muscles in her back and it was extremely painful for her for about a week.  The first couple of days she could barely get out of bed.  Careful if they prescribe muscle relaxers… even if you feel well, rest!  The relaxers don’t allow you to feel if it’s well yet or not and you could further agravate your back.

Hope you’re feeling better, if not I hope soon!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would alternate ice & heat pack. I definately recommend listening to your doctor over me! But when my back hurts I always use a heat pack. Ice makes me tense up & makes it hurt more. I turn it up to the highest setting & lay on my back & sometimes sweat a little cause its so hot (but not where its burning me). I always wake up feeling better. Its one that automatically shuts off after a few hours. I’ve read its best to alternate heat & ice. Use ice like 15-20 mins & then rest for like 30 mins & then switch to heat.

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