Bad Back

Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by koolpc, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    I'm on 50mg four times a day, does dull the pain, but I'm stupid, I don't like taking them continually, so I tend take them for a few day or so until the pain/back settles down, then either stop or reduce the number of tablets a day.
     
  2. koolpc

    koolpc Well-Known Member

    I am same myself.
     
  3. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    My specilaist said that one of the absolute best things to do is use cold/ice pack in the pain area ...for 15- 20 mins...then warm one ..15 mins...Do 2 or 3 times....
    Reduces swelling...dulls pain....and allows fresh blood into that area to heal....during heating mode.
    I was on Tramadol as well....spaced out.
    RS
     
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  4. koolpc

    koolpc Well-Known Member

    I stand a lot in my job. Back hurts all the time. Taking painkillers every day. Think tramadol is next for me as codeine not working much. Dont want to try gabapentin
     
  5. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    I've never had a sit down job in my life and never had a back problem, maybe its a posture thing, do you slouch? You come over like a sloucher.
     
  6. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Have you thought of wearing a lumber support belt?
     
  7. koolpc

    koolpc Well-Known Member

    Yes but i heard they can weaken the back
     
  8. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Found it caused more problems than it solved for me,made the pain flare up.
     
  9. That's not really him in the avatar, Chips!
     
  10. facilities

    facilities Well-Known Member

    The guys suffering and all you and chips can do is take cheap shots, shame on both of you! No need to ask which camp you two are in
     
  11. As if you give a damn.
     
  12. koolpc

    koolpc Well-Known Member

    Chips, who i have on ignore, is just a child.

    Thank you for your concern mate.

    Doc has put me on Tramadol today. Will take sparingly.
     
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  13. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    Hope the pills help to numb the pain and you feel a bit more positive, I remember well the time I had with a prolapsed disc and I was utterly depressed, also on the leading edge of the separation/divorce and was made redundant. A triple whammy and in a dark place, perhaps similar to you.

    I would urge you to get help for the back from a Chiro, unless the cause is known, well understood and appropriately treated, it is unlikely to get better.
     
  14. facilities

    facilities Well-Known Member

    No problem Kools, there is some good advice on here from the usual suspects, ignore the rest
     
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  15. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Which is why I said "Come over" rather than look. :D:D
     
  16. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Have you ever offered him advice?
     
  17. facilities

    facilities Well-Known Member

    Yep post 54 “ignore the clowns”
     
  18. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Other than that, ever?
     
  19. facilities

    facilities Well-Known Member

    Yep post 54, take the good advise from the usual suspects
     
  20. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    Best thing I did for backache was to switch from work trousers with a belt (not tool belt just normal belt) to wearing Dickies Bib and Brace instead, made a huge huge difference.

    Wearing a belt at work often gives you a pinch point and you stand, lift, sit and turn to minimise the effect of that pinch point. Thus you end up with a biased posture which is terrible for back strain and ache.

    I wear a light cotton t-shirt with bib and brace over it and then a company polo over the top. Bib and brace does make you look like a teletubby so the polo covers it!

    Better posture both when working and driving makes an enormous difference.
     

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