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Old 06-18-07, 05:58 AM   #1
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Laid up - it's always the simple stuff that gets ya

I had to get a froze head off a hose yesterday...no biggie, a couple of wrenches and it was off. Then I go to get up off the ground and pick up the wrenches and old head and TUG, there goes my back. Spent the rest of the day laying on the floor, slept on the floor and I am now propped up at my PC so I can work from home. Can't walk without using a kitchen chair like a walker. Same thing happened to me a couple of years ago...putting together a bed frame. Why is it a person and do tons of physical activity but then hurt themselves doing the most routine things? Yep, I am not a happy camper.
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Old 06-18-07, 06:07 AM   #2
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I feel for you Chip. I did the same thing with a sneeze. It was embarrasing explaining that one!

MyRx is always two Tylenol 3's and a beer, you'll feel better in no time, if you don't at least you won't care.

Mend up soon.
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go see a chiro chip. similar thing happened to me about 2yrs ago - my chiro fixed me right up and havent' had an "episodes" since then.

hope you feel better soon!
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Old 06-18-07, 06:58 AM   #4
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I had to get a froze head off a hose yesterday...no biggie, a couple of wrenches and it was off. Then I go to get up off the ground and pick up the wrenches and old head and TUG, there goes my back. Spent the rest of the day laying on the floor, slept on the floor and I am now propped up at my PC so I can work from home. Can't walk without using a kitchen chair like a walker. Same thing happened to me a couple of years ago...putting together a bed frame. Why is it a person and do tons of physical activity but then hurt themselves doing the most routine things? Yep, I am not a happy camper.
Yep, the joys of getting older! I have periodic issues with a rotator cuff and have to sling the arm on occasion and the weirdest things will set it off!

Now crazylady, last semester, threw her back out lifting a textbook for her accounting class!
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Man, and I thought my Frisbee injuries were silly, but that just sucks Chip, heal up.
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ohh chipcom!!! I hope you feel better soon, this stinks!
last week I bend down to pick up the dog leash and my back froze when I went back up!!
darnit! felt better the next day though, but I so feel your frustrations! happend out of nowhere it seems!

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I've come to realize that riding a bike doesn't do anything to exercise the lower back which is where most of my back problems originate. I need to jump on the X-country skier again to exercise that area more often. Heal up Chip!
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Bah! Nothing a few gin/tonics and 10 advils can cure.



Get well!
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why do you look so sad?
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So is your spinal column all still in check or does a doc need to look at it? That's what scares me about chiropractors. They start messing around with your back and you have something pushing on your spinal cord and things can get ugly in a hurry.
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I feel your pain chipcom. I moved a 5 gallon bucket of roofing cement about 20 years ago and ever since I have a couple of episodes a year of my back going out. And I would love to have someone explain how it's always something small that sets it off. I can move boxes of copy paper, bags of sand or cement, wood fence panels, etc. and I'm OK. But looking under the couch for cat toys or reaching in the bottom drawer for an old sweatshirt is what does it.
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Old 06-18-07, 08:38 AM   #13
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No chiro yet. I've had this happen a couple of times over the last 20 years. One muscle pulls and all the rest tighten up to compensate and you get spasms. Docs have always perscribed rest, ice, heat and light stretching. Yesterday I could barely move and had to use a kitchen chair as a walker - this morning, once I got moving a little, I can walk - gingerly, and sit in my funny computer chair...which is much better than sitting in a regular chair or lying on the floor. I figure I'll be moving...carefully, tomorrow and hopefully back on the bike by Thursday.

I gotta remember, no matter what I am doing, always use the legs and don't twist while bent over picking something up.
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My #1 stupidest kick-off to a week of agony was picking up a piece of paper off the couch. Like SoonerBent, I've committed some back-abuse in my past, but it always surprises me that I'm being SO GOOD now, and I still manage to hurt myself.

The only times it didn't happen were when I was regularly doing back exercises. It's impressive what a difference they made.

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I had to get a froze head off a hose yesterday...no biggie, a couple of wrenches and it was off. Then I go to get up off the ground and pick up the wrenches and old head and TUG, there goes my back. Spent the rest of the day laying on the floor, slept on the floor and I am now propped up at my PC so I can work from home. Can't walk without using a kitchen chair like a walker. Same thing happened to me a couple of years ago...putting together a bed frame. Why is it a person and do tons of physical activity but then hurt themselves doing the most routine things? Yep, I am not a happy camper.
I feel for ya Chip. I had a similar incident about 2 years ago. For me it was simply bending over to pick up a piece of paper on a chair in front of me. It took me 4 or 5 days before I could walk semi-normal and I was going to chiropractor for 2 months.
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Ow - feel better!

Chrio's scare me - went to one once that made an 'adjustment' and then lost my hearing on the one ear. He said it was my body adjusting to it - I call it some scary ****!
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Sorry to hear this. Go to doctor and get some of those muscle relaxers. Take a couple and get lots of rest. (I'm not a doctor, but this has worked for me in the past and some of those pills can be quite entertaining in their own right. Especially if you already have a good sense of humor.)
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well, everyone can say what they want about the chiro...i got muscle relaxors, etc and it just didn't help me. the chiro did tho....
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Sounds like Karma at work to me

Just kidding Chip!!! Hate to hear that you are hurting. Hope you heal up soon.
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Ugh- there's little worse than a back that's out. Feel better Chip!
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Ugh- there's little worse than a back that's out. Feel better Chip!
Well, to look at the bright side...it's better than a toothache!
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Chip, hope you feel better. I have been pretty fortunate in this regard - the last time I hurt my back I was 16 and I deserved it.

One thing that I think has helped me is that I used to rock climb and now I swim. Cycling is great for the legs, lungs and heart - not sure about the rest of you.

When I do tweak my back a little my solution is go horseback riding - at first not fun at all, but eventually the jackhammer otherwise known as Toro will get alll the bones rattling and sorted out.
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Nasty stuff, Chip. Hope you're feeling better. The muscle relaxants work for me. That and stretching every morning, with a few crunches thrown in for good measure.
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I hope you feel better soon, Chip!

Could it be that the weight of all that hair was the straw that broke the camel's back, so to speak?
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or maybe the 48 DDDs?
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