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March 23rd, 2011
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Maybe this will work as a 'damn this hurts' icon.
since I don't seem to have one specific to the purpose. The "bite me" one would work, too, I suppose.



Stupid back's gone out again. I could feel it over the last few days and was doing all the things that seemed to work in the past.


No damn good this time.



Woke about 3 and almost couldn't get myself to the bathroom to pee and get painkiller. Ugh.


Then NO position was comfortable for more than a few seconds.


Obviously I can now sit at the computer, but it's pushing things. Bah, humbug.


The worst part is not knowing what makes things worse. I just got up to get a cold pack and found that the position I thought was comfortable was extremely painful to get OUT of.


Okay, that's enough whining.

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From:clevermanka
Date:March 23rd, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
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The worst part is not knowing what makes things worse.

Poor thing. =(

Have you tried a chiropractor? When a friend of mine went to Mikell Adams (on my recommendation), Dr. Adams was able to tell her what was probably causing her muscles to seize up, and gave her tips about how to walk, stand, etc., to avoid flare-ups.

mckitterick visited my rolfer, Risa Kern at Kinetikos, for issues with his shoulder, and she was able to do the same thing for him.
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From:solan_t
Date:March 23rd, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
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I have been to a several different chiros, but haven't really been too impressed. Which is odd, because even my mother swears by chiropractors and acupunture, but it doesn't do squat for me.
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From:clevermanka
Date:March 23rd, 2011 02:54 pm (UTC)
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Hm. It might be muscular, then, and not skeletal. In which case, consider giving Risa a call! =D

I'm curious, though, did the chiros you saw tell you where the problem was originating, or did they just pop you back into alignment and send you on your way?
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From:solan_t
Date:March 23rd, 2011 03:02 pm (UTC)
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Pretty much just worked on my back and sent me on my way. It was physical therapy that gave me an indication that the problem is actually the muscles down the backs of my legs and my butt. They didn't come out and SAY that, but it was the stretching of those that actually helped. STill does. Most of the time.
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From:clevermanka
Date:March 23rd, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
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Ahhh! Yep, tight hamstrings will kill you every time. And for those of us who sit all day? *nods* Killer. I tell ya.

With that in mind, I'd recommend seeing a massage therapist who specializes in deep tissue massage and get those babies loosened up.

Then do daily stretching. The Yoga Journal website has a nice section on different poses that target hamstrings.

Consider buying a foam roller. Hurts like effing hell, but whoa--effective. You could borrow mine if you wanna give it a test run before shelling out the $20. Lemme know.

Edit: Some of those yoga poses look crazy because they're showing the full version. I can show you some modified poses if they don't have modified versions at the website.

Edited at 2011-03-23 03:09 pm (UTC)
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From:solan_t
Date:March 23rd, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
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I can give those a try once this flare passes. There's no way I can do most of those right now. Not sure it's the hamstrings, since I could comfortably get my nose between my knees for a while, and still got bad backaches.
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From:clevermanka
Date:March 23rd, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
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Rats. I was hoping to give you some good info, there. I hope you find something that helps, eventually!
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From:graydown
Date:March 23rd, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
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Ah, yeah, D. D. Palmer and his Ultimate Cure for Everything. I read once that he tried to get chiropractic turned into a religion, so people couldn't sue him anymore.

I was especially impressed when a bunch of chiropractors sued Simon Singh for libel in the UK -- and lost.
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From:verminiusrex
Date:March 23rd, 2011 02:57 pm (UTC)
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Damn, and I was about to call and see if you wanted to hit Topeka Zoo with me and the kids today. Let me know if you need a supply run or anything later today.
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From:solan_t
Date:March 23rd, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
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Walking around might actually help, but sitting in a car, probably not. :(
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From:solan_t
Date:March 24th, 2011 12:31 am (UTC)
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Tried that this morning. It wasn't as helpful as I might have wished.
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