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Changing a wheel on Monday and my back went, very painful..
I could get around a bit but on Wed i went down hill big time.. Cant even get into the car without a lot of screaming lol
Anyone know how best to get over this?? What to use for the pain??
 

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Deep heat for that kind of pain is supposed to be good. Don't know if you can take pain killers at the same time, if so, soluable paracetamol. Other than that it's pretty much a case of resting. I remember lifting a box with a server in it once. Little did I know the server was falling around inside, lifted it, this big heavy server decided to fall to one up and I tried to stop it falling which I did.

Later that night, ouch, had done my back in and realised then! Not nice. Took about 4 days for me.
 

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Sorry to hear that you've your back in.

My wife suffers with the same problem and she uses "Curaheat" heat pads, plus pain killers.

Its by no means a miracle cure.

They take a few days to work. But they do work.

Good luck
 

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Ive done all the Paracetamol, takes the pain away for a little while but the pain comes back soon enough...

I get this about once a year but it's really bad this time, (From an old bike accident)

Normally takes about 4 days but as i say this time seems worse than usual...

Mam said get some Raljex (sp) never heard of it?? Heat sprey or something she said..
 

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My back goes every now and then due to an injury at work 4 years ago.

Take paracetamol for the pain and ibuprofen for the inflammation. If it's really bad get to the docs and asked for codeine-based painkillers. I think there are some codeine-based tablets you can buy over the counter but I doubt these would be as strong (ok as a stopgap though until you can get to the docs). Deep heat (Raljex) may help but it stinks!

Try to move around quite a bit - sitting still will cause it to seize up and be more painful. Try swimming or a gentle stroll to keep things moving. There are also exercises you can do which I'm sure will be available on the net.

If the pain goes down your legs or your bladder use/control is affected then get to the docs pretty sharpish.

PS. The second time I did my back in was caused by putting new wheels on my car - modifying is bad for your health!!
 

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Suffered for ages after a car accident and tried Ralgex and Deep Heat which work by heat, found though that Ibuleve Gel worked better for me and quicker.
On bad days id wake up feeling fine then could feel the whole right side of my back locking up.Still comes and goes but not suffered much since taking up regular exercise.

Hope that helps....[Y]

Oh if your using Deep Heat or Ralgex make sure you scrub your hand before going to take a pee [;)]
 

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My back goes every now and then due to an injury at work 4 years ago.

Take paracetamol for the pain and ibuprofen for the inflammation. If it's really bad get to the docs and asked for codeine-based painkillers. I think there are some codeine-based tablets you can buy over the counter but I doubt these would be as strong (ok as a stopgap though until you can get to the docs). Deep heat (Raljex) may help but it stinks!

Try to move around quite a bit - sitting still will cause it to seize up and be more painful. Try swimming or a gentle stroll to keep things moving. There are also exercises you can do which I'm sure will be available on the net.

If the pain goes down your legs or your bladder use/control is affected then get to the docs pretty sharpish.

PS. The second time I did my back in was caused by putting new wheels on my car - modifying is bad for your health!!
Thanks for that Golfgirl..

Found the Raljex lol not putting that on it bloody stinks.

Mates just called with some tabs... Co-Codamol, he says they are a bit stronger than the paracetamol. Ive been on the move all day, the pain really gets to me when im on here, sitting down for a while at the computer..

Hope it's a bit better in the morning[:'(]
 

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I use Co-Dydromol for my back very good but they are prescribed, i am unsure if you can buy them over the counter.  Golfgirl may know...  i f not Paracetamol and Ibuprofen gonna be just best bet, that is what i am on since accident, seems to be doing the trick. (Entonox helped too :))
 

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hey mate, sorry to ere about ur back.

about 15 years ago my dad worked in a garage, and his mate was under a car with a jack hooked up, the jack slipped and the car sorta slipped down after it my dad the hulk, caught it and lifted it from the back end, (dont worry there is a point to this story) the guy got out thanked my dad while he fell to the floor.

Ever since that day my back had a big back problem which comes back everynow and then, mainly in the cold, he goes to see a back specialist every year to get sum cracking done, that helps massivly, now it depends on if u back pain will dissapear. in a few days. if it dont then i recomend goin to see a chiropractor(spellin)

A pain killer is a very clever way trickin ur mind into thinkin that the damage that was done is no long there, but it is, its just been masked... have some if its really bad but dont over do it. GO FOR THE HEAT!!! they are gooooddd.... SORRY FOR THE LONG REPLY but the back is one of the most important pasts of the body, everything is there.

Thanks you for ur attention best wishes and a quick recovery

Dr R44M XL (if only)
 

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is it upper back or lower back?

I did my upper back in changing wheels (1st day in weeks holiday), and i found that wearing a belt around my chest helped to ease the pain and let me get on with moving, getting into and out of the car and even holding the steering wheel was agony. I know it sounds ridiculous, and my family were all laughing at me, but it really did help to take the pain away. It cleared up in about 5 days
 

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Get yourself to the docs, youv'e probably slipped a disc, the doc will you tranquilisers and painkillers that will calm the inflamation down, then get yourself to a good physio who will manipulate the disc back into poisition, you can then think about restoring the strength in that area as at the mo you arer prone to a reoccurence
 

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ive seen on tv they do deepheat back pads that you stick on your back that should relive the pain, other than that get a massage or what i sometimes do (i dont recomend this it could damage ur back more) i get some one to stand behind me i bring my arms to the front of me and point my elbows down put my hands on my sholders  then the person behind puts their arms around ur arms then holds tight and leans back, this will click most of your vertibray in your back, (like clicking your fingers) but i don t recomend it lol
 

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i suffer from back problems - got a prolapsed disc on one side and discogenic the other (nice) - i find when it completely goes and i can't move at all the only thing that fress it is valium

tiger balm also works wonders - we got a small tub in thailand but my wife says they sell it in boots but never seen it myself

now i have a small amount of physio then acupuncture once or twice a month and that keeps me ticking over

[:)]

a mate has bowen therapy and says it's the nuts - might give that a go
 

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osteopath fella!

chiro prarctors are quacks! I did mine 15 months ago and had regular laser treatment and now its all better, took 9 months though !

Back pain is a mare, get anti infamatories form the docs and take co-codomol if you can.
 

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osteopath fella!

chiro prarctors are quacks! I did mine 15 months ago and had regular laser treatment and now its all better, took 9 months though !

Back pain is a mare, get anti infamatories form the docs and take co-codomol if you can.
After my car accident 4 years ago I saw an osteopath until my doctor refered me to his Orthapiedic surgeon.Ended up going 1 - 2 times a week for about 6 months .At ?80 a pop it wasnt cheap.Had hydrocortazone injections, accupuncture , manipulation treatment with the P.A.M machine, stretching etc.
Couldnt shift it.In the last year ho it has eased of and with regular excercise its been ok.

Curley,

Sometimes doing your back in is a sign that you need to make adjustments to your life, maybe a new matress, excercise, losing a bit round my waist and a new matress had done a lot for me for example.
 

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Cheers for all the replies guys...

The tabs (Co-Codamol) have kicked in now and im feeling a lot better..

Gonna try a see the doctor in the morning but im hoping that im getting to the end of it. Maybe just the tabs though.

I think i will look into this a lot more now, it's been really bad this time...

Thanks again.
 
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