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Happened to me a few weeks ago; I could walk around, I could lay down, but the motion going from sitting to standing was EXCRUCIATING! Fortunately, walking didn't hurt, so I was able to still go to work and get some walking in that way. Advil and heating pads also helped soothe it.
As someone who isn't a trainer or medical professional, I'm not sure what to share. I know that in MY experience, doing yoga could benefit. It did for me. It could stretch your back. It could also further injure your back. Depending on the injury would depend on what anyone could recommend. You could have injured muscle, but there could be other factors in the injury. Or it might not be. It could be a disc issue. Honestly, I know that you say that going to the doc is out of the question, but I highly recommend it, because there is no other way and you could have something more serious going on.
I have just recently injured my lower back. I don't have health insurance or employment so going to the doctor is out of the question at the moment. Everything that I have read online states that laying around for more than a couple of days is the worse thing one can do after a back injury. Before the injury I was doing some walking and hiking and would like to get back to some kind of activity because I know my weight is contributing to my back problems as I am 5'1" and almost 200 pounds. Any suggestions on what kind of activity might be good but not strain my back? Please no lectures about medical treatment as that is not an option at this time. Believe me, if I could afford to go to the doctor's I would.
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