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Offline Baz

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Ow ow ow my back !
« on: Saturday 15 April 2017, 1421 »
As a chronic backache sufferer I thought I'd start a thread which focuses on back pain and how to get relief from it.

Most people, at some point in their life, experience back pain. A "back expert" told me that 90% of people with regular backache experience improvement through exercises.

When my back plays up - like today - I usually do one of two things. i) Go to Holyhead Leisure Centre and take a swim or ii) go to the gym and hang off the chinning bar ! if it still persists after that I'll take Solpadeine Max and consider taking ibuprofen for several days. I avoid prescription painkillers as they usually have unpleasant side affects.

Anyone else want to talk about their pain ? I don't normally recommend doses of bazpuns as a remedy as the violent laughter could make the pain worse.


Offline Reenie

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Re: Ow ow ow my back !
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 16 April 2017, 1121 »
I had a bit of a lull in my gym routine during and  post Christmas. I noticed a lot of aches and pains developing, noticeably in my back. Once I started exercising again, also pilates to strengthen my core, they have decreased dramatically.

I currently have issues with my shoulder joints and muscles. The Physio tells me that it's akin to bursitis but less painful or chronic,  because of menopause, your bursa (sp?) can decrease and cause these pains, so if it gets too much I pop an ibuprofen too. My physio is a manual therapist, so "cracks"my spine, which is horrible and great in equal measures :)
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Offline Baz

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Re: Ow ow ow my back !
« Reply #2 on: Monday 17 April 2017, 1205 »
I had a bit of a lull in my gym routine during and  post Christmas. I noticed a lot of aches and pains developing, noticeably in my back. Once I started exercising again, also pilates to strengthen my core, they have decreased dramatically.

I currently have issues with my shoulder joints and muscles. The Physio tells me that it's akin to bursitis but less painful or chronic,  because of menopause, your bursa (sp?) can decrease and cause these pains, so if it gets too much I pop an ibuprofen too. My physio is a manual therapist, so "cracks"my spine, which is horrible and great in equal measures :)

Thanks for posting Reens ! sorry to hear about the aches and pains. I paid 200 to spend 30 minutes with a top back specialist and he just told me what I already knew -that I had to keep my core as strong as possible in order to keep all the ligaments and tendons etc supported.

I've started wearing a support belt when I drive long distances now as the driving seat in my van has poor lumbar support. My back muscles can get overtired resulting in a ligament moving and causing pain.

Tried Pilates once and I was the only man there ! I stuck the course out but for me, it did'nt help my back problem. As I've already said, the best exercise I have ever done for my back is swimming which I now do 2 - 3 times a week.

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Re: Ow ow ow my back !
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 18 April 2017, 1343 »
I used to get really bad back pain ...  But, like everyone else, I discovered that exercise - even the feeble excuse for jogging that I do - gets rid of it.

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Re: Ow ow ow my back !
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 18 April 2017, 2018 »
Whether I "exercise" or not I get bouts of back pain.

Laying in a bath of hot water helps to relieve the aches.

In addition I visit a local osteopath who pulls me around for 40 minutes or so to my great relief.

The last time I was treated I too had a "crack" like a pistol shot. Frightening but most satisfying. :-)
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