Avoiding back trouble

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  1. moocat

    moocat hello there OT Supporter

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    Back trouble runs in my family, and I can start to feel it developing in me. Everytime I wash my car, lift heavy boxes or do some other kind of strenuous activity for a period of time, I wake up and my back feels like death. What are some kind of routines can I do in order to prevent this?
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    I would advise you see an orthopedic specialist or a physical therapist who would be better suited to helping you with your problem.
     
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    Holy hell that was a quick reply :cool:
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Got more details? Do you have scoliosis or another similar condition? Is it a disc problem or just back muscle pain?

    Really there are a lot of things that could be wrong. Ever seen a chiropractor?
     
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    I've never seen a chiropractor, it's never been that bad. It goes away after a few hours or some aspirin or ibuprofen. I don't know the details, just that I have serious lower back pain where it hurts to do anything for a little while. This runs in the family and with the older people in my family, they have to use those back braces once in a while.
     
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    You might want to get a swiss ball/exercise ball and start strengthening your core muscles. Also, make sure you have adequate arch support in your footwear (in case you're flat footed).

    Since NSAIDs work on the pain it sounds like a muscular condition.
     
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