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Offline Grizzly

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Re: Back pain
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2016, 04:47:01 pm »
So my cousin invites me to go north for a fishing weekend. Well I haven't done much for the past 3-4 weeks and I've been feeling pretty good so I say, yep let's go! We spent some time on the boat fishing on quiet water, then some time on rough water, a little time 4x4ing down some timber trails, and I am enjoying myself. And then the back says hold on a minute I don't like this. Before 2 hours have passed I've got spasms in my back, stabbings in my legs, and nearly unable to walk around by myself cause my legs won't hold me. Talk about a weekend gone bad. He hauled me home late Sunday night and I needed help into the house. Oh well, we had a good time anyway. Anyone else experience setbacks when their not certain what activity triggered it? I know that bending of any sort is a no no for me, but some other activities I just don't understand. Or is it just the alignment of the stars???
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Re: Back pain
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2016, 07:11:24 pm »
Have had similar experiences with the back pain. It just flares up for no reason, even from sitting to long. It really puts you down.
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Re: Back pain
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2016, 02:06:49 am »
Nagging back pain is just something to get used to.

Its the nerve damage/pain that causes the spasms, shocks, sciatica etc.


Sitting and driving are the worst.

Stretch regularly, especially jogging/lunge style stretches.  These make your nerves longer and more flexible.   Longer nerves dont pull so tight over bulging discs or rake over spurs etc. 

Got OFF of tabacco.  This is huge.    Keep moving, no heavy lifting, just keep all day.

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Re: Back pain
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2016, 05:17:10 am »
I took it real easy on my back this entire month.  It has not gotten any better .  Everyone who has hurt their back learns their own injury , and I really don't think two injuries are the same. Since I had surgery in 1998 at 35 years old I have not gone water skiing horseback riding or any Fun activity that could put me in a wheelchair.  I did tear my upper quad muscle on my left leg from lifting with my legs .  That required emergency surgery but healed nicely .  Learn about Quality of Life and living with pain .
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Re: Back pain
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2016, 12:44:26 pm »
I have had some big time back pain for the past couple of years.  The doctor offered pills but I said I could not take pills and do the work I want to do.  He set me up with ATI for some PT.  The PT folks taught me some nifty stretches and exercises for strengthening my core.  I do the stretches and exercises almost every morning.  The back pain is still there but is lessening or I am getting used to it.  I still fall trees, skid to the barn, mill, dry and wood work.  I did make up a roller table to move the 12' 4x4 cants off the mill so I only need to lift them to place on runners for bundling.
I think the back muscles became conditioned to sitting in front of a computer screen for way too many years and now those muscles are having to learn some new tricks.
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Re: Back pain
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2016, 12:53:13 pm »

I think the back muscles became conditioned to sitting in front of a computer screen for way too many years and now those muscles are having to learn some new tricks.

This sure is true in my case.
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Re: Back pain
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2016, 05:13:58 pm »
Just checking in and wondering how you're doing, Sandhills.   :)
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Re: Back pain
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2016, 09:25:23 am »
Just checking in and wondering how you're doing, Sandhills.   :)

Also Ron, now that it's been a year since your last proceedure.
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Re: Back pain
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2016, 07:42:29 pm »
Hanging in there. The Ryzotomy procedure helped decrease my back pain a lot and I've avoided surgery so far.
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Re: Back pain
« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2016, 09:32:16 pm »
Ron Scott...Always wishing you the best Sir.  Especially cuz you are a Michigan Man.
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Re: Back pain
« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2016, 11:44:34 am »
  I’ve been managing lower back pain for decades now but it’s not bad at all day to day given that I don’t play tennis very much anymore and it takes a lot more for me these days to do stupid things tied to inappropriate lifting, careless physical exertion, and so on.I looked some reviews  and think to buy for me and family massage chair , I live near a mall and tried it often there.
 In general, the chair allows you to integrate massage daily, or more precisely, very regularly, certainly far more than monthly.  Granted, the impact is potentially not as deep as a true human massage, but there are benefits, and in my case, there’s absolutely no question it’s relaxing.  “Relaxing” to me is the baseline, lowest possible bar for a chair. 

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Re: Back pain
« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2016, 04:16:56 pm »
Just got back from seeing a different surgeon, looks like I have it again, just above the previous fusion, doc said this in not that uncommon.  Severe stenosis L-4,L-3 this time, worst part is the waiting, next appointment only two months away,,the positive side it looks like a progressive doctor with a slightly different approach. Time will tell, it's still going to be a set back, just thankful for my son in law, who has been in a high speed low drag training mode. Hoping all you folks with similar struggles, coupled with the routine aches and pains are getting along well.
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: Back pain
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2016, 05:51:45 pm »
Sorry to hear this , try swimming or even just floating in water . Dealing with pain 24/7 causes lots of Quality of Life Issues .
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Re: Back pain
« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2016, 08:57:22 am »
 A couple thing to think about, I found that soaking in the hot tub at 100 deg for 20 min helped a lot. And they have started doing replacement disks, a friend's wife had one done in L4-L5 and 6 weeks in, little to no pain and can walk standing upright.
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Re: Back pain
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2017, 10:43:03 pm »
Just ranting........... I'd sure like to understand why I can sit in particular posture for hours at a time, even driving a full 11hr day without any issues. But bend for a bit to repair something or lift something heavier than a can of pepsi ................ or just what in the world am I doing wrong that suddenly I dare not get away from a wall or something to hold on to cause I'm not sure if my legs will hold out or not. Lot's of tension and pain in the whole lower back area, sometimes a complete circus of knife throwers in my legs, and sometimes very little feeling in my feet. But try to predict this stuff or understand what I did wrong so I can avoid it next time!??!!??   >:(  Haven't figured it out yet, but this is getting frustrating. Well, for some time now. It sure was great the 2 or 3 years after surgery. Felt like a new man with a new lease on life. Not now. Ok, I'm done.
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Re: Back pain
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2017, 11:56:54 pm »
no Idea man, the back pain as posted for me is not back pain, but nerve pain down the legs, may be two different scenarios.  All the same folks hurt from many issues, they all vary, but none is worse than another in my opinion.  It stinks,, plain and simple,.. praying every day for all you folks, really, do what you have to, and rest when you can,, it seems to be no easy road at times..
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: Back pain
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2017, 05:03:13 am »
I just had MRI in May and I think I will be having surgery this Summer.  I can no longer go for walks in morning and evening. Last summer was all about leg pain and cramps like never before. I was very surprised when a shot of pickle juice helped . My insurance is making me got to a Hospital 20 miles away for surgery .  Just keep trying , don't give up .
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Re: Back pain
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2017, 08:20:07 pm »
, don't give up .

Sometimes I'd like to and then I find myself thinking about the next job or something I see out in the yard and away I go again. Cindy's got the children trained to give it to me if they see me trying to do too much. ........I thought I was the boss???   :(

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Re: Back pain
« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2017, 09:02:25 am »
 You should do like Red and get an MRI, have a look see and find out what is causing the pain. I found out that at my age my back is shrinking I've lost 3" in the last 10 yrs. With the disks getting pinched the pain doesn't go away. In my case it's exercises to keep me limber that helps.
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« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2017, 10:11:00 pm »
To get an effective MRI I would need to leave not only my province but likely the country. All the surgeons I've seen in SK so far will not do surgery as their is a 10% chance that I will get worse while their is a 50% chance I'll get better. 40% chance of no change. Our bureaucracy has overwhelmed our system with caution that only obvious surgeries get done. Or something like that. I've spent all I can on out of country help so I'll manage the best I can with care and stretches. Strengthening exercises bring more pain and my therapist said to stop. So it is and I'd rather learn to smile while things go bad than spend too much time whining about my lot in life. I whine too much already.
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