By ArtistBlock - 17/08/2016 07:54 - United States - Phoenix
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Completely agree with graphic style. Same thing happened to me years ago & it only took me out of commission for a week or do but it gives you time to slow, brainstorm for later Wether we want to admit or not it's always nice to have ample downtime :) it's surprising how much help rest can do
I "tweaked" my back once, and I ended up with a herniated disc that required surgery. Be careful, OP.
Doubtful. Doctors rarely prescribe bed rest for back injuries. I have severe problems with my back. staying sedintary is the worst thing you can do. Walking, albeit painful as all hell, for 30 minutes at a time every few hours is much better for recovery. The typical prescription from a doctor is 6 weeks of physical therapy and a week, maybe two, of Lortab and Flexeril. Some docs substitute Tramadol for Lortab and Robaxin or similar for Flexeril. As for me. I've got a spinal cord stimulator implanted and take 240mg MS-Contin ER, 1400mg of Soma and 150mg of Lyrica (at night) every single day. I'm still in pain but it's controlled enough that I function at a somewhat normal level in life. Good luck OP! Get up and walk. Once you're better focus on strengthening your core muscles, especially abdominal. That will mitigate future injury but it's likely that you will have problems the rest of your life :-(
#11 I have never had a doctor recommend bed rest for a back injury. Especially when it comes to the spine, because blood flow is so minimal in that area. In fact, I was made to get up and walk just hours after my surgery. They made advise a brace and/or pain meds, but unless you're facing paralysis then a good doc will tell you to get up and move. #14's got the right idea.
My 1st thought was that bed rest isnt the best thing for your back. Ive got scolosis, and actually had, what I described as a cold in my back a few weeks ago. Laying down, which is what I desperately wanted to do was the worse thing I could have done - I couldnt move when I got up in the morning. My chiropractor is amazing, that could be an option...massage therapy maybe??? Talk to your doctor and see what they say. Though I cant imagine any foctor worth their license telling you bed rest for 2 to 4 weeks for a 'tweaked' back