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Old 11-20-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
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I'm 20 weeks right now and I somehow strained my back
I've hurt my back numerous times in the past, so it's nothing new, but I have 4 littles to take care of right now and hope for this to resolve soon. It hurts to walk or to drive, etc.

So far I have tried icing it and resting. But today I have to go grocery shopping and I'm making Thanksgiving dinner for 4 adults and 4 kids in 2 days.

Does anyone have other tips on how to heal as quickly as possible? thanks!

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:53 AM   #2
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Maybe those stick on heat patches and muscle rub....we like tiger balm. Hope you feel better soon.
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I've never had to deal with back pain, but really hope you find something that works! I agree with trying heat though, I would think heat to help relax the muscles would be better then ice?
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I think the best thing for your back is to go for a walk to get your muscles warm and then do some really good stretching. I don't think I will be able to accurately describe stretches in writin but I am sure they are easy to look up on YouTube
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DDC...

I am queen of back issues! I have thrown out my back several times in the past but I have been really good lately. However, I hurt my upper back a few months ago and then ignored it until the pain was unbearable. I tried massage first because my mother is a massage therapist and then saw a Chiro. turns out that my back was out and pushing two ribs out of place. The back pain that I thought was muscles spasms was actually from a larger problem. I let it go on too long and now I have a ton of scar tissue. So that being said there are a couple things you can do.

- Try ice for 15 min. then take a 15 min. break then again for 15 min. if that feels better then you might have a alignment issue.
- If the ice does not make it feel better and you feel more tight then you have a muscle issue so try a hot water bottle or bath. Icy Hot products will help too. If you can try to get in for a massage before everyone breaks for turkey. Massage Envy has a great deal for first timers.
- No matter what rest as much as you can, take breaks often and drink tons and tons of water. No carrying around the kids, make them walk for now.

Sorry mama, I really do know this pain. I am seeing the Chiro. now about twice a week and it is getting worlds better. You really do need to find out what type of issue you are dealing with first.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:00 PM   #6
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I would guess it is an alignment issue because when I look in the mirror, one side of me is sort of up higher than the other (hard to explain). Every time I hurt my back it seems to be a similar thing. Icing it on and off has helped and it's feeling a little better. I've been trying to not pick up anything or do laundry. Thanks for the tips. I've never been to a chiro before...


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DDC...

I am queen of back issues! I have thrown out my back several times in the past but I have been really good lately. However, I hurt my upper back a few months ago and then ignored it until the pain was unbearable. I tried massage first because my mother is a massage therapist and then saw a Chiro. turns out that my back was out and pushing two ribs out of place. The back pain that I thought was muscles spasms was actually from a larger problem. I let it go on too long and now I have a ton of scar tissue. So that being said there are a couple things you can do.

- Try ice for 15 min. then take a 15 min. break then again for 15 min. if that feels better then you might have a alignment issue.
- If the ice does not make it feel better and you feel more tight then you have a muscle issue so try a hot water bottle or bath. Icy Hot products will help too. If you can try to get in for a massage before everyone breaks for turkey. Massage Envy has a great deal for first timers.
- No matter what rest as much as you can, take breaks often and drink tons and tons of water. No carrying around the kids, make them walk for now.

Sorry mama, I really do know this pain. I am seeing the Chiro. now about twice a week and it is getting worlds better. You really do need to find out what type of issue you are dealing with first.
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I would try to get in to the chiro asap if not at least get a massage when the muscles relax maybe the bones can get back to their normal position. I get treatments at the chiro a lot after babies are born as my bones never go back together nicely
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I would guess it is an alignment issue because when I look in the mirror, one side of me is sort of up higher than the other (hard to explain). Every time I hurt my back it seems to be a similar thing. Icing it on and off has helped and it's feeling a little better. I've been trying to not pick up anything or do laundry. Thanks for the tips. I've never been to a chiro before...
Before last week I had never been to one either. I was really frightened but I was in so much pain I was willing to try pretty much anything that was safe in pregnancy. Check your insurance, mine covers 15 visits. I only have to pay my copay at each visit. It took two adjustments before I had a day with no pain at all. Sorry mama
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:30 PM   #9
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I would highly recommend a good acupuncturist! I had a slipped disc and lots of inflammation in my back... Didn't want to take any medicine or do anything too drastic while I was pregnant (with DS) so I saw an acupuncturist. Oh my goodness. HEAVEN! I haven't had problems since. I saw her weekly for about a month and then monthly for about six months. She charged $35 per appointment (self pay). Sadly she then moved away and now there are no local acupuncturists. but DH saw her too and we both swear by acupuncture now.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:30 AM   #10
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thanks for all the advice! I'm going to think about going to a Chiro if it's not better in a few days. Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving
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