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Back pain

Thread in 'The Men's Health Forum' started by GeauxLSU, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. GeauxLSU

    GeauxLSU Corn Pop Staff Member Supporter

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    I refuse to admit I'm getting older, I guess. I mean I know I am, I just choose to ignore it. It seems I'm getting more and more reminders. A month ago I developed some lower back pain. No idea why, felt like typical muscular over exertion soreness that goes away in a day or two. No such luck. If anything, it's gotten worse. 95% of the time it's a 1 on the pain scale from 1-10. Moving it's a 2-3. But every now and then when I move, yawn, cough, whatever, and there's no consistency to it, it shoots radial pain that takes my breath away and waters the eyes. I'm talking off the charts. WTH?
    I very rarely go to the doctor. Appointment today. No, I don't want 'pain medication'. I want it fixed! I got stuff to do! :mmph:
     
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    Barbwire An Old Has Been Supporter

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  3. GeauxLSU

    GeauxLSU Corn Pop Staff Member Supporter

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    Lose some weight. Start building your core up work out and get plenty of physical activity. Don’t be the domesticated animal like the powers that be want us to be. good luck
     
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    Radiating pain indicates a pinched nerve. It's possible you pulled something in your back. The body's response to injury is generally swelling around the injury. Since nerves run through the muscle tissue, the enlarged muscle fibers could be squeezing the nerve.
    So, step 1: take an anti-inflammatory to reduce swelling.
    Step 2: alternate heat and cold on the injured muscle groups.
    Step 3: Stretch. Light stretching can help loosen up the muscles. 90% of what I did in PT when my back was messed up was stretching.
    Step 4: Stay active! The muscles that surround your spine help keep everything in line. Do core exercises!
     
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  6. GeauxLSU

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    I'm 6'0" and 175#. While it may not all be in the places I want, I don't believe weight is the issue.
     
  7. harrycalahan

    harrycalahan The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

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    Dont lose any more weight. You'll blow away.

    Go see a good orthopedic to verify if its muscular or skeletal.

    I second a inversion table. It hasnt fixed my pain but mine is muscular.

    Check your vitamin levels. Specifically D3. If you find your pain is muscular, take magnesium.

    If its due to inflammation, do keto.

    This is just some stuff I've picked up along the way...
     
  8. Gunanddoglover

    Gunanddoglover Will work for Tacos Supporter

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    Sounds lime we have the same lower back problem. Chiropractic care and an inversion table.
     
  9. timbgtm

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    1st off I read where you started running again? Possibly pulled muscles? And it could be a kidney stone, go see your general practitioner and start there.
     
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    41mag Essentially Exempt Supporter

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    Inversion helps tremendously. Once you get one you will never give it up.
    Get a good one. Cheepies are not an option.
    I have had one for a couple of decades.
     
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