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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Strength training 2x this week: Check
Walking: Check
Lower back spasm: Check.

Sigh. The back thing...ugh. I knew the week we went to tacoma I was in mild pain. The week before I'd sat on my keister beading, beading and beading. Then we had a 6 hour car trip, followed by two days of sitting and judging categories, followed by the 6 hour car trip home - back to my job where I... sit. What's the worst thing for a chronic back injury? Sitting. So Monday I was really feeling it and by Tuesday? Spasm. Typically, this would have ended with me being flat on my back with muscle relaxants for a week.

I can't afford the time off. So, instead:
Ice. Ibuprofen. Rolling the affected area on the floor with a tennis ball and a knotted rope dog toy, LOL - works surprising well! Walking. Getting up out of my chair every 30 min for a lap or two around our floor at work. Repeat.

Is it all better? no, but it is improving and with no lost time from work or muscle relaxants. Let's cross our fingers it continues to go the right direction here - I have a LOT of stuff coming to a deadline, and being injured is putting it on hold in a big way.

But, I'm working it. I'm working on strength, on walking, zumba etc. One day at a time.
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    Hi Sweetie! I'm so proud you're still making progress and working through the pain. You're doing the right thing with your exercises and stretching. I just takes so long to heal - longer the older we get!

    1771 days ago
    SItting all day is horrible with for us. I try to get up once an hour.
    1802 days ago
  • MAW_OH
    emoticon emoticon Keep on keeping on!
    1803 days ago
    I feel for you. I have lower back issues as well. I do some Pilates-type stretches every day, along with taking some meds. Mine is related to my spinal column, not muscular.

    I'm glad you found a way to manage without time off and without meds! Great job figuring out what YOU need!
    1803 days ago
  • SUSIEQ911
    Is it like sciatica pain?

    If so, there are quite a few stretches you can do to help. I can send links to you if you want.
    1803 days ago
    Hope it feels better soon!
    1803 days ago
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    1803 days ago
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