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My aching back

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I have had a back issue for years, but last year at this time it herniated. It was pushing on my nerves and cause extreme pain. A lot of people have this issue and keep on going with life, but I don't. I had the cortisone shot and it did get much better, but I still have an ache. Well, there in lies the problem, I have apprehension towards exercising. I am so scared that the only exercise I want to do is walk because everything else seems to enhance the "ache". Fortunately I start physical therapy next week, but I am feel that the biggest hurdle I need to get over is to just live life. Rid myself of the fear. Move on. emoticon
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NORASPAT 10/19/2012 10:38AM

    i HAD BACK SURGERY AFTER I LIFTED A HEAVY DRESSER AND INJURED 3 DISCS AND A TEAR IN MY SACRUM
I LOVE TO WALK I REALLY DO NOT LIKE TO SIT. I AM AN AVID SPARKER AND I FEAR THAT IS MY PROBLEM. I HAVE EVEN BOUGHT AN ERGONOMIC CHAIR BUT IT IS NOT REALLY HELPING.
AFTER SURGERY I LITERALLY COULD NOT EVEN STAND FOR 3 WEEKS. I WENT TO A REALLY GOOD THERAPIST AND HE WAS VERY HELPFUL. IF YOU HAVE A GOOD THERAPIST ASK TO STAY WITH THE SAME ONE IF POSSIBLE. ASK IF THEY DO A LOT WITH BACK ISSUES I DID AND I AM GLAD I DID. AFTER 8 YEARS I DO HAVE PAIN BUT WALKING HELPS ME MOST SITTING- IS JUST NOT MUCH OF AN OPTION. ALWAYS LET THE THERAPIST KNOW IF ANYTHING HURTS, THAT IS THE ONLY WAY THEY GET FEED BACK.
I AM USING ACUPUNCTURE NOW. I HAD A NUMB LEFT LEG AND THAT HAS BEEN HELPFUL BUT NOT SO MUCH WITH PAIN ISSUE. IT IS NOT A COVERED THERAPY I SURE WISH IT WAS I CANNOT GO TOO OFTEN emoticon emoticon .

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_MOBII_ 10/17/2012 10:23PM

    I agree with NessaOakes about the swimming, it is fantastic exercise, even if you just walk back and forth in the shallow end (like I do), its great for resistance, you burn more cals than walking like normal, and there is no impact!
Just to be sure what will and won't help your herniation, check with your doctor....I would (and usually do) go armed with a list of specific things like; can I walk outside? stretch? run? swim laps? etc....

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NESSAOAKES38 10/17/2012 1:49PM

    I am currently dealing with back pain as well. I had a hysterectomy back in May and have had issues with my back ever since. I never had back issues before so this has stopped me in my tracks. With fear of herniation, I stopped everything. Thankfully I am not herniated, but still deal with constant burning on my left side and pain that goes along my entire low back. I am waiting on Steroid Injections as the next course of treatment. And I have had Physiacl Therapy for the last 4 weeks. I was told that a recumbent bike and slow walking was fine. It's the fear that kept me from doing anything. I am a Mom and wife and I have stuff I need to do daily that just can't be put off. I started my walking again today. A very slow mile on my treadmill, Only did 2.3 mph, but I am glad I did. I am working on getting stronger. Stay Strong, Good Luck with Physical Therapy. Swimming is great to...

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LEFTHANDLUKE 10/17/2012 1:43PM

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