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What to do for lower back pain?

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I have lower back pain from sitting in the car too long. What do i do to relieve it?
I gave up my day job because of lower back pain,

I personally find it depends how you sit in the car, most car seats don’t accommodate the curve in your spine, and a lot of people don’t sit properly but slouch, get a lower back support pillow thing, sit up straight, and keep head on headrest, most drivers don’t use the headrest,

heated seats works well, or heated car seat covers or as above julescase said, heaps of drugs,
 

SEAL Team 5

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Take a 16 lb bowling ball at your waist and drop it on your foot. Your foot will hurt so bad that you'll forget all about your back. JK

What really helps me is to use a doorway in my home to stretch out my back. What you do is to walk very very slowly through an open door way in your home and grab on to each side of the door jamb. As you get farther away you'll need to bring your hands higher up the door jamb. Get to a point that your arms are stretched pretty far behind you and alternate sticking your hips out then your chest out. You will do this by walking farther to stick out your hips then walk back a little and stick out your chest. You will feel much better quickly. Start with a big doorway in your home like a bedroom door then work your way down to a smaller pantry or closet door.
 

LyftNewbie10

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^Worked wonders for me after a few nights on a thin hospital mattress. Fifteen minute applications every 3-4 hours. No comparison between an ice pack and ibuprofen and/or icy-hot sports crème.

Best wishes.
 
Yoga and if I’m at work I use a doorway but not like mentioned above.. instead I hold the doorway and bend over and use my own weigt to stretch the spine.. my spine seems to crunch down and lock and stretching, yanking all at once in a doorway pulls it out.

If that doesn’t work like today it didn't work,

2 Excedrine and 2 Ibuprofin
 

Seamus

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In this post you have back pain and in another your feet are swelling. Perhaps you aren't cut out for the extreme physical demands of driving a car and you should consider a career as a professional sleep study participant! (although you must watch out for bed sores)
 

Cableguynoe

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In this post you have back pain and in another your feet are swelling. Perhaps you aren't cut out for the extreme physical demands of driving a car and you should consider a career as a professional sleep study participant! (although you must watch out for bed sores)
I think there’s another post where he has a hernia
 

UberBastid

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My doc told me ...
Two Tylenol Extra Strength (with caffeine) and ONE Advil in the AM
Two regular Tylenol and ONE Advil at night.

I also add this to the night dose:
Burn one bowl of an Indica strain marijuana (my favorite is Blue Dream) and sip an ounce of quality bourbon. Blue Dream is a great medicinal genetic, doesn't fuzz up your brain too much but is very relaxing. Allows you to sleep. Bourbon is just plain good for you - health food.
 

SuzeCB

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In this post you have back pain and in another your feet are swelling. Perhaps you aren't cut out for the extreme physical demands of driving a car and you should consider a career as a professional sleep study participant! (although you must watch out for bed sores)
Driving is physically taxing if you're doing it for hours on end without taking breaks and stretching and moving around a bit to get the blood moving properly again.

That's why all those cabbies have those beaded seat covers. They don't help the legs, though. My right foot and leg were what would give me trouble first.
 

Christinebitg

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We have a Teeter Hangups at our house. If you're having lower back pain, you will absolutely ADORE it.

They're pricey to get a new one. We got ours at about half price using Craigs List.

Christine
 

Notch Johnson

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A dilaudid sandwich.

That, or a morphine and frozen yogurt smoothie.

:rolleyes:


I have an excellent electric heating pad, it feels amazing to sit with it on my lower back on maximum heat.
I have been dealing with lower back pain for over twenty years, a heating pad helps more than anything else I have tried.

On the preventative front you can go on you tube and find some simple workouts to improve core strength, even a ten minute ab workout will help.
 
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