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Josh-D. S. Davis

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So, you know how, when you're lying on your back in bed, and want to scoot over, you'll put your knees up, lift your booty, and swing it to the side?

Well, I can just BARELY do that, and this is a major improvement over yesterday.

Right now, I'm at 2 days of being in bed. I'm trying to stretch as much as possible, but I still am getting the additional soreness and stiffness from being in bed too much.

Kava Kava helps just a tiny bit, as do tylenol and advil, but this morning I did stretches and exercises, THEN went to the bathroom, and I've been in pretty serious pain since.

I broke down and took a leftover hydrocodone 7.5 an hour and a half ago. It helps tremendously. I feel a burn where I felt radiating pain before. I'm trying to be sensitive to the pain, but also I want to move around more to help keep from stiffening up.

About 30 mins ago I stood, with the help of my trusty walking stick, and tried to move around a little.

I think in about an hour I'm going to see if I can hoist myself to the shower. It looks like I can handle about 2.5-3 mins of not being in bed before my back starts really hurting.

This all started on Wednesday. We bought 4 sheets of 3/4" OSB and 2 sheets of 1/2" gypsum board. Loading one of the sheets into the van, I moves just a tiny bit wrong and very slightly pulled something.

I was going to take it easy, but we were worried Wed night that it might rain, so we moved the panels into the garage. I had to heft/hoist some by myself due to space constraints.

On Thursday, I was a little stiff, but OK, until I started picking weeds out of a flowerbed. Aparently, something slipped out. I walked into the house, went to wash hands, but I couldn't completely stand upright. I tried to stretch it a little, and I was brought to my knees. I had to crawl, sideways, in supreme pain, in order to make it to the bedroom. I couldn't lift my legs up onto the bed; I had to drag myself up.

So, I'm better, but at this rate, I don't know that I'll be able to travel on Monday. :/
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Ooooooh man. I am so sorry to hear this. Back pain is tha evil!

Sounds like you are doing everything you can at this point. I hope your up and feeling better SOON.

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Possibly. I've always been a slight bit skeert of acupuncture.

If I can't get the one side to release soon, I will probably be willing to face those fears.

All you have to do is yell... I'll come move stuff. :p

Now, if you could just move vertebrae....


oh my god!
a slipped disk?

Sumpin like that, but if I can just get the one side to release, and the vertebrae to pop back into place, the disc will be fine.

Most likely.

maybe you can go to a chiro?

if you go to an orthopedic, my doc is Dr. Banta in dallas. he's the best of the best. he gave me good back pain drugs.

Today, I *might* be able to travel in a car. Yesterday, there's no way I could have made it into a car, nor sat in one long enough to go anywhere useful.

I would probably see Dr. Guyers out of TX Back Inst either in Plano or Trophy Club if I need.

I don't know any chiropractors lately. We had a bad one about 5 years ago that fucked up Erica's neck (but we had to go there or no insurance coverage).

Erica's mom practices CPK, but right now, she's doing nursing and works too many hours to ask her to come over.

An acupuncturist friend offered to make a house call, but I'm not quite ready to assuage the fear of pins and needles.

So, for now, stretching, NSAIDs, Kava, and low activity are my friends. I'm up from 20% to 55% mobility...

I have a feeling this probably won't help, and you may have been told this time and again, but the acupuncture needles barely break the skin and quiet honesty feel like nothing. Now, once in, I felt my energy change and sometimes "pressure" at the site, but no pain, stinging, etc. If you plan to face a fear of needles, those are the way to go. :))

I hope you are feeling better and don't have to go that route. *geeeenttle hug*

well acupuncture wont help you get your back into alignment, but it could help the pain i guess

hope you get some good professional treatment soon for whatever the problem is

traditional acupuncture can do wonders. At this point, i would trust it over chiro since it is less violent, and probably more effective than kinesiology for something this major.

i just fear hitting the right nerve dead on and triggering a spasm.

but, that fear is part of why i think i should accept treatment anyway.

I'm a little behind on my flist, but I hope you're feeling muuuuuch better by the time you get this comment. :)

Thanky. I'm much better, but not 100% yet. I'm still limited in sit/stand durations.

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