On the sick....again....

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  1. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    I thought I'd post this in Lils because I just know I'm going to get abuse, but, if someone with any medical knowledge happens to pop by, please dont be shy, any miracle cures or old wifes tales worth trying out and I'm prepared to give it a go.

    In a nutshell my backs fcuked. It hurts, really really hurts. I think it's Gods way of getting his own back on me for taking the p1ss out of mongs and special needs kids.

    It went "pop" the other morning at work, nothing special just bent over to hook up my trailer and "bang" fucked. Its a muscular pain so I took the rest of the day off (could hardly stand up so no-use to anyone) and lay on bags of frozen peas, that didn't really help so had to go see the doc who signed me off onto light duties for a week. Well, we dont have light duties so told to sod off home...all good... :p Did my week of light activities, dug the garden etc and tried to keep the back moving as I found this helps. Went back to work Monday, back still sore but improved, thought "man up, get on with it you wooss" managed to work thru mon and tue, but today "bang" fcuked again, if anything it's worse.

    So sent home again, had the soak in a hot bath, lathered up with tiger balm and stuck into a crate of speights. I've heard a hot bath with white vinegar is meant to be good, going to go to the swimming pool tomorrow and sit in the jacuzzi to let the bubble jet massage it, any other good suggestions out there? (massage is out as I'll expect a BJ as well but the missus will be with me. :wink: )
  2. Visit a chiropractor.

    make sure he is shit hot looking.

    Undress down to your bestest panties and wonder round in a hospital gown.

    Have him work his magic.

    Pay him lots of money.

    Got home, have terrible terrible aches, wake up fine next morning.

    Stop limbo dancing and having sex swinging from chandeliers.
  3. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    dont think I could walk under a high jump bar at the moment, sex? i'm married, dont do that anymore
  4. Try a Tens machine,works for me
  5. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    'Kinnell! Some people will do anything to get out of a Sea Draft... :shock: :wink:
  6. Avoid chiropractic at all costs!

    Evidence states:
    Paracetamol, 1 gram (ie 2 tablets) four times a day - regularly, not just when you feel like it
    Ibuprofen, 400mg four times a day - regularly as above
    Sometimes low dose diazepam works as a muscle relaxant, but you'll need a prescription for this

    Keep it moving (like you've done)
    Ask your MO to refer you to physio (should have done this already to be honest)

    If it becomes chronic then various complementary therapies (acupuncture etc) may have some benefit, but I remain to be convinced. Never heard of vinegar baths!

  7. What worked for me was swimming, therefore getting exercise without high impact on the back. Cycling seems to have done the trick, too.

    I had the most fantastic massage five years ago at a spa in Denmark. Not entirely sure what happened, but I don't seem to have suffered back problems since.

    (Either that or all that locally-produced micro-brewery stuff had a long-term effect of blocking pain signals from back to brain).
  8. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Been given Codalgin, like you say four times a day. Dont think I can have Ibuprofen due to tummy troubles. Had acupuncture in the past, complete pants, I'd rather give my money away to "space holidays for bunny rabbits" than pay for that shite again. Keep you posted on the vinegar bath, that's on the agenda tomorrow if the spa jets dont work.
  9. What you need is an internal back support. Thingy will be along in a minute......
  10. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    It's lower lumber pain, not piles re-alignment, need a man stick for the job. 8)
  11. Sounds very familiar to my experiences, I was off work for 18 months!

    Tried TENS, Ibuprofen and other painkillers, physio (a pretty one), an awesome massage in Manilla all gave varying degrees of comfort/relief.

    In my case the best I discovered was a simple wide and magnetic belt, used to trigger shop exit alarms tho!!
  12. why do you say that? it has always worked for me in the past.
  13. Ah but did the chiropractic work, or did the pain settle of its own accord? Yes, your back was crunched a bit and "realigned" (never understood that), but did that make a difference?

    Chiropractics won't perform studies to see if what they do is statistically proven to work, so it's anyone's guess. I wouldn't take a tablet that didn't have evidence of benefit - I don't see why crunching my spine should be any different.

    Plus ibuprofen costs 50p a box, chiropractic (which you always need to go back to) costs a lot more...!
  14. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator

    I agree, as someone who has a buggered upper and lower back (the upper due to a climbing accident which broke two ribs and tore the cartlidge and muscle where they attach to my spine and was subsequently destroyed further by an overeager physiotherapist, the lower (lumbar) being due to poor core strength due to the upper back problem) I was referred to chiropractor by my civvy GP, it has done my upper back wonders and I haven't had any problems since I left the mob (and gained a civvy GP :wink: ), I can even do sit ups and core body work so the lumbar problem is hardly a problem at all!
  15. I believe it did, without boring you with my medical ailments, last year I had a plate and some pins taken out of my ankle and of course I walked for a while on crutches and then a stick. I am told that of course you are leaning slightly to one side, which is why you should never carry a heavy bag on one shoulder.

    Two months after the op I had excruciating pain in my neck. Three visits later and the pain was gone.

    I can only repeat that it worked for me and besides my chiropractor is hot!
  16. Awwwwww... and my favourite booty too!

    I have suffered with chronic lower back pain for many years: I ignored the signs and it became chronic. It too is muscle spasms. I have been told to keep mobile: avoid using a wheelchair/buggy unless unavoidable, and...

    Pacing - walk but take frequent breaks. This way you get further faster than if you try in one go and go stiff. It really does work!

    Activity - keep active and don't spend too much time sitting down. Use the switches on your TV rather than the remote.

    Baths - hot baths in plain water are effective. I have tried TENS, etc with no effect. Although morphine devivatives do help ease the pain they are unsuitable for long term use as they cause chronic constipation. Contrary to popular belief, including by many doctors, taking strong painkillers long term for chronic (as against acute) paid does not lead to dependency!

    Sex - you'll have to give it up, as it exacerbates back pain.... unless you use the opportunity to stretch your back inwards and outwards... :twisted:
  17. Guns

    Guns War Hero Moderator

    Zip up that man suit and dry your eyes Princess.

    Honestly what has it come to when a roughie toughty Bootneck crys because or a little twing.

    You know the problem, you just don't want to admit it to yourself.

    Yep, you are getting old.

    I suggest the well tested get drunk and dance treatment that seems to work fine for me.

    Joking aside seeing a proper sports massage specialist works for me when my lower legs play up. I would avoid the quacks that are Chiropractors as twisting and manipulating the spine can go horribly wrong where as lower back pain is often relived by "loosening" the upper leg muscles.
  18. Man up yer herma. :wink:
  19. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Your just jealous I'm sat in the sunshine drinking Speights and your not :lol:

    How is sunny dunners today? Sat here looking at the ocean without a cloud in the sky I cant say I'm missing it. See you at the weekend for pyromaniacs p1ss up :p

    "Joking aside seeing a proper sports massage specialist works for me when my lower legs play up. I would avoid the quacks that are Chiropractors as twisting and manipulating the spine can go horribly wrong where as lower back pain is often relived by "loosening" the upper leg muscles."

    How does that work then Guns, Are you talking about buttocks or thighs?
  20. I had lumbar pain, which was eased when exercising in the gym but still there

    I visited a chiropractor, and within the hour was cured, and thankfully have not had any problem since
    I still go to the gym and do the same exercises

    I honestly walked out of the chiropractor a new man, yes there was still a little ache but the PAIN had gone

    The intial fee was cheap and cured me but I fell for the you need to come back and pay me every four weeks for about six months (until I could not afford it anymore and hey the pain is still gone six years later)

    I do not know the technical names for the stuff, but basically my pelvic bones they sit like the knuckles on your hands placed knuckle to knuckle had slipped one down on the righthand side, and the pain was my muscles (ha) compensating for it

    I have heard all the stories that the chiropractor, can cripple you for life, but to be honest due to the pain I gave it a try

    Up here in FIFE we have a few ex PITMEN who do this service for free or a donation to charity ( Well four available)

    I suppose in reality it depends on what is actually wrong, in my case a simple bone manipulation, which an XRAY would have shown was the case rather than years of parecetamol and pain and eventually saying sod it if the chiropractor maims me so be it

    Jack McH

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